December 18th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 18, 2022
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fourth Sunday of Advent
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song
Blessed Be the God of Israel”……………UMH 209

Prelude

*Processional

In this place, among these people
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
The lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship

Leader: Prepare the path of God.
All: We prepare by waiting with patience.
Leader: Prepare the path of God.
All: We prepare by living with faith and love.
Leader: Prepare the path of God.
All: We prepare by pursuing justice and peace.
Leader: Prepare the way of God.
All: We prepare, we wait, we pray.
Leader: May God bless us with both patience and passion.
All: We wait and pray to create the path of God.

*Gloria Patri………………………….…….….UMH   70

*Affirmation of Faith………………………UMH 883

Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle

*Hymn
”Love Came Down at Christmas”……………..UMH 242

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

The Offering of our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology………………….…………UMH 95

*Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn
”Away in a Manger”……………………UMH 217

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
Isiah 7:10-16…………….Page 554

*Gospel Reading
Luke 2:1-7………….……Page 832

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
”Away in a Manger”

Prayer

*Hymn
”There’s a Spirit in the Air”……………UMH 192

*Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard

Liturgist  – Konnie Grant

Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

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