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FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT

DECEMBER 2, 2018

Dorchester United Church

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

MUSIC PRELUDE (A time for quiet reflection and preparation for worship)

CALL TO WORSHIP

We come before you Lord
We step away from all the distractions of the season
We come to ground ourselves in truth.
Help us to know your loving presence.
God of Light, as we begin our journey through the advent season,
Open our hearts to the real joy of Christmas.
Nothing compares to you God.
Nothing can satisfy our deepest longings.
Only the gift of Jesus and the hope for reconciliation is the true meaning of Christ with us. With great anticipation of the gift of your unending love,
We come to worship you.

PASSING OF THE PEACE-

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Fellowship of the holy spirit be with you…
And also with you

HYMN "People Look East" V.U. 9

SANCTUS ( Hope is a Star V.U. 7 v.1)

*Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time during the Sanctus.

CHILDREN'S TIME

CANDLE OF HOPE Lisa Gardner and Sammy

CHILDREN'S PRAYER

LORD'S PRAYER

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Presentation of Choir Folders graciously donated in Memory of Beth Wills

ANTHEM

PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON

CREED :

We are not alone,
we live in God's world.

We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.

We trust in God.

We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.

In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.

Thanks be to God.

INVITATION TO INVEST IN GOD'S MISSION

DOXOLOGY

HYMN "Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus" V.U.2

SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 21:25-36 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

"There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in a cloud' with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

Then he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

"Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."

MESSAGE "On the Horizon" Gabrielle Heidinger

HYMN "Rejoice the Lord is King" V.U. 213

COMMISSIONING & CHORAL RESPONSE V.U. 971

POSTLUDE (A time to quietly reflect on all that you have experienced this morning)