November 27, 2022

First Sunday of Advent




Prelude:  "Savior of the Nations Come" Wayne L. Wold


Call to Worship:    Mike Lindsay

I was glad when they said to me,

      "Let us go to the house of the Lord."

For the sake of all who call upon the Lord,

      Let us say, "Peace be within you." 

Lighting the Advent Candle

Opening Hymn:   “People, Look East”           #202                                    


Prayer Before the Word:     Kathy Lindsay

First Lesson:  Isaiah 2:1-5                                     

  L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God 


Psalm:      Psalm 122      #845         

Gospel Lesson   Matthew 24:36-44                                   

L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Sermon:    “Great Expectations"    Pastor Gilbert Stones 

Hymn:       “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”       #196                                      

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,

your will be done, on earth as in heaven.   

  Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we

forgive those who sin against us.

  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.


Offering our Gifts to God   [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory:  "Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming" arr. by Gilbert M. Martin


Prayer of Dedication  

Closing Hymn:  "Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates"  #213


Song of Blessing:    “Shalom to You”

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

Sarah Jane Scott - Piano, Organ and Vocals

Mike and Kathy Lindsay -  Liturgy & Scripture

Sarah Jane Scott, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor

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