November 28, 2021                                                                          First Sunday of Advent


Prelude                                      “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”       arr. Edward Broughton

Call to Worship                                                                                                      Bob and Beth Mott
To you, O Lord, we lift up our souls
    O  God, in you we trust.
  Lead us in your truth,
    For you are the God of our salvation.

Hymn                                                        “People, Look East”                                                    #202

Lighting the Advent Candle/Children’s Time     
Response                                       “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”                            #211 verse 1

First Lesson                                            Jeremiah 33:14-16                                   Maureen Upton

Psalm                                                           Psalm 25:1-10

Gospel                                                          Luke 21:25-36
                     L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Message                                                     “Left or Right"                              Pastor Gilbert Stones

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

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer                                           Mike and Kathy Lindsay and Sharon Payne Bolton
    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.

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Offertory                                  “Larghetto pastorale” from Messiah                           G. F. Handel

Prayer of Dedication

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

Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis, Cheryl Dove, Rich Bolin, Gilbert Stones - Vocals
Maureen Upton - Reader
Bob and Beth Mott and Mike and Kathy Lindsay and Sharon Payne Bolton - Liturgy
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator
Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing


Children's Time

Today for Children's Time we light the first candle of the Advent Wreath, the Candle of Hope.