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THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT
DECEMBER 17, 2017
Dorchester United Church

Wherever you are, whoever you are,
Join us in our Journey!
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

TO PONDER: On this third Sunday in Advent we light the pink or rose candle on the wreath. It is the candle of Joy. Can you name those things that bring joy to your heart?

MUSICAL PRELUDE

HYMN: "Hail to God's Own Anointed" V.U. 30

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP
John appeared at the Jordan as a wild prophet.
We have come worried and anxious about the future.
The Baptiser was the voice of conscience as he cleansed the people of their sins.
Repentance is a fresh start and a call to new life.
Let us come to the desert where God's justice, peace and love are offered freely.

OPENING PRAYER (In unison)
Come, O come, Emmanuel. Come to the empty-handed and the heavy-hearted. Come to the despairing and the desperate. Bring love to the lowly and hope to the downcast. Teach us Your ways that we may save the lost and strengthen the weak. Be born in us that we may live without fear and be confident in our faith. We come with joy that our worship this day may fill us with good things. AMEN

LIGHTING THE ADVENT WREATH: Advent 3: JOY
(The First and Second Advent Candles are lit)
Come now, O God of joy. Pour out Your Spirit on all who long for Your gift of joy.
We celebrate and reflect on Your awesomeness.
(The third Advent Candle is lit - the pink one)

Marion Woods and Family

SUNG RESPONSE: " O So-So" V.U. 34
Come now, O God of Joy, we are Your people;
Pour out Your Spirit that we be one body.
Moment of silence

HYMN: "Herald! Sound the note of gladness" V.U. 28

ANTHEM

AN ADVENT PRAYER V.U. 26

WE HEAR GOD'S LOVING WORD FOR US

FIRST TESTAMENT READING Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11

SONG OF MARY Luke 1: 47-55

GOSPEL READING John 1: 6-8, 19-28

MESSAGE "Isaiah's Vision of Jubilee"

RESPONSE: V.U. 400 Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place,
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace

PASTORAL PRAYER

WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD IN FAITH AND ACTION

HYMN: " Spirit of God, descend upon my heart" V.U. 378

OFFERING INVITATION

OFFERTORY RESPONSE: For food in a world where many walk in hunger, for friends in a world where many walk alone, for faith in a world where many walk in fear, we give you thanks,

O God. V.U.552

OFFERTORY PRAYER: Gracious God, Your bountiful grace never fails to overwhelm us. As we present these gifts of joy on this day, may we find You again in all the places where we have stopped searching and may You find us in all those places where we have remained in hiding. In the Name of Jesus, we pray. AMEN

HYMN: "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" V.U. 48

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING

POSTLUDE LicenSing #620168