Assemble in God’s Name
Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: “There’s a Song in the Air” #155
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Isaiah 40:9)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also
Leader: Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings;
People: Lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings,
Leader: Lift it up, do not fear;
People: Say to the cities of Judah, "Here is your God!"
The Prophecy of Zachariah (Luke 1:68-79)
s Hymnbook: "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly" #164
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: Malachi 3:1-4
Second Reading: Philippians 1:9-11
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Angels, We have Heard on High" #158
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
On this second 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 today following Morning Worship. The purpose of this meeting to is elect Deacons and church officers for 2006, and to adopt a budget.
The young people are going to the movie.
They will meet at church this afternoon at 2:30 and walk down to the Sylvia Theater to see the movie
Choir Practice today 4:30 p.m.
Diaconate meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m..
On December 17, the adults will go to Rock Hill to see the movie “The Nativity Story.” Please let Susan Heffner know if you are interested in going.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast,
Next Sabbath, December 17,
Next Sabbath, December 17,
Wednesday, December 20
68 "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them.
69 He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David,
70 as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
71 that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us.
72 Thus he has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors, and has remembered his holy covenant,
73 the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham, to grant us
74 that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear,
75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
76 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins.
78 By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us,
79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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