November 29, 2020                                                                             First Sunday of Advent


Prelude                                              “Prelude for Advent”                               Carlo Andrea Gambini

Call to Worship                                                                   Kasey P. Lindsay and Matthew Fochtman
    Give ear to us, O Shepherd of Israel,
        You lead us like a flock!
    Restore us, O God; let your face shine.
        Stir up your might, and come and save us!

Opening Prayer
    Creator of the world, you are the potter, we are the clay, and you form us in your image. Shape our spirits by Christ's transforming power, that as one people we may live out your compassion and justice, whole and sound in the realm of your peace. Amen.

Opening Hymn                                     "People Look East"                                                             #202

Lighting the Advent Candle                                                                                         The Bolin Family

Response                                    “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”                                          #211 v. 1

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                             Kay Bolin

First Lesson                                                 Isaiah 64:1-9

Psalm                                                      Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Children’s Time                                                                                                               Kasey P. Lindsay

Gospel:                                                    Mark 13:24-37

Message                                          “Repent and Re-mold”                               Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                            “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”                                                     #382

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                   Patti James
    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
    Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses
    as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.

Offering    [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory                              "Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying"                  arr. Thomas Chesterton

Prayer of Dedication

Closing Hymn                         "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus"                                            #196

                                      Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.

Song of Blessing:                                  “Shalom to You”                                                    Jora Landis

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis - Vocal
Kasey P. Lindsay - Children’s Time
Kay Bolin - Reader
Kasey P. Lindsay and Matthew Fochtman, Patti James  - Liturgy
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and camera work


children's time

There are so many parts to being a Christian and living a Christian life that sometimes we aren't quite clear

on what every piece of worship means and why it's used in our services. 

This week we light the first candle of the Advent Wreath, but what does it all mean?