THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT DECEMBER 16, 2018
WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD
CALL TO WORSHIP
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
"Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" V.U. 2
(Hope is a Star V.U. 7 v.3)
*Children are welcomed to the front of the Sanctuary for Children's Time
during the Sanctus.
Candle of Joy Luke 2: 8-14
Tabitha Carey and Isaiah, Noah and Sarah
CHILDREN'S PRAYER LORD'S PRAYER
PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
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:
PRAYER OF JOY:
"Never Ending Joy"
Philippians 4:4-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to
everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in
everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests
be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all
understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus
HYMN "My Soul Cries Out" M.V. 120
COMMISSIONING: CHORAL RESPONSE: V.U. 971
(A time to quietly reflect on all that you have experienced this morning.)