Sunday, December 9, 2012 Second Sunday of Advent Peace
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Second Sunday of Advent Peace
God invites Us to worship
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
Malachi 3: 1-4
Luke 1:68-79 VU#900
Music: Youth – “Do they Know it’s Christmas”
Sermon: White Gift Narration
Music: Kids Praise
God Invites Us to Respond
Choir Anthem: “Born is a Baby”
Words and music – Stan Pethel
Alleluia, praise to God. Alleluia praise to God.
Praises, high praise we bring you O God.
Alleluia, praise to God.
Prayers of the People
Music: Everyone: “Happy Birthday Baby Jesus”
God Goes with Us in Our Daily Lives
Commissioning and 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