Sunday, December 9, 2012 Second Sunday of Advent Peace

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Second Sunday of Advent Peace

God invites Us to worship

Welcome

Life and Work of the Church Family

Passing the Peace

Lighting the Advent Candles

Hymn:  VU# 7 “Hope is a Star” (vs. 1-2)

Call to Worship:

Prayer of Approach:

Holy mystery, Advent is a time for looking both backwards and forwards. We prepare to celebrate a miracle that occurred over 2000 years ago: the birth of a baby who was the Son of God and the Light of the World.  At the same time we watch expectantly for that unknown future moment when we ourselves “will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with great power and glory” As we await these different but inextricably connected events, we are called to prepare the way.  Amen  

Children’s Time: White Gift Sunday

Music: Sunday School

The Scripture Speaks to us

Scripture: 

     Malachi 3: 1-4

     Luke 1:68-79 VU#900

     Luke 3:1-6

Music: Youth – “Do they Know it’s Christmas”

Sermon:  White Gift Narration

Music:  Kids Praise

God Invites Us to Respond

Offertory Invitation:

 Choir Anthem: “Born is a Baby”

                       Words and music – Stan Pethel

Offertory Response:

         Alleluia, praise to God.  Alleluia praise to God. 

         Praises, high praise we bring you O God.

         Alleluia, praise to God. 

  Offertory Prayer

  Prayers of the People

  Lord’s Prayer 

Music:  Everyone:  “Happy Birthday Baby Jesus”

God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction: 

Choral Benediction:

          “Take up his song of Peace and go into the world.

         Take up his song of Peace in ev-‘ry moment.

          In. ev-‘ry moment of the journey, we’re laying down

         our lives: lay them down in hope lay them

         down, and take up his song.”     Amen 

         Amen! Amen!

         Hallelujah, amen.

Grace United Church