Assemble in God’s Name
Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” #147
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Isaiah 2:3)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also
Leader: Many people shall go and say,
People: Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob;
Leader: The Lord will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths:
People: For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word.
The Psalm (Psalm 122)
s Hymnbook: "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" #151
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
First Reading: Matthew 24:36-42
Second Reading: Genesis 22:1-2
Sermon: "The Sacrifice of Isaac”
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "There’s a Song in the Air" #155
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
On this First Sabbath in Advent, Lord, help us to prepare ourselves for celebrating Christmas with enthusiasm and sincerity. Welcome to this worship service.
We will have a Congregational Meeting next Sabbath, December 9, following Morning Worship. The purpose of this meeting is to elect Deacons and church officers for 2008, and to adopt a budget.
The Diaconate will meet after Morning Worship today.
The Session will meet tonight at 7:00 p.m.
We will decorate the church for Christmas this Wednesday, December 5, following the Christmas parade.
We will have Bible Study on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, is
December 16, 8:00 a.m.
The Christmas Party is Wednesday,
December 19, 6:30 p.m.
The Candlelight Service is December 23,
Carroll Robinson had eye surgery this week. Please keep Carroll and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.
1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!"
2 Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem--built as a city that is bound firmly together.
4 To it the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5 For there the thrones for judgment were set up, the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you.
7 Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers."
8 For the sake of my relatives and friends I will say, "Peace be within you."
9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.
The Advent Wreath — Hope
Leader: Come, Lord Jesus!
People: Today we begin the journey of Advent. Let us pray that we may be ready and able to welcome the Christ child into our lives again.
Leader: May the keeping of Advent be upon our hearts and lives.
People: Come, Lord Jesus!
Leader: May this Advent wreath constantly remind us to prepare for Christ’s coming.
People: Come, Lord Jesus!
Leader: The first candle is the candle of HOPE. It was hope that gave people the courage to go on, and it was hope that directed their prayers toward a Messiah.
People: Because of our trust in what God has already done for us, we are bold to hope for what he will yet do with us.
Leader: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.”
People: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” May our lights so shine before others that they will give glory to our Father in heaven! Amen.
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