December 4, 2022

Second Sunday of Advent




Prelude:  "A Peaceful Prelude" Stanley Vann


Call to Worship:    Cathy Bonnett

Blessed be the Lord,

Who alone does wondrous things.

Let us bless God's holy Name,

Our God whose glory fills the earth.                                                              

Opening Hymn:    “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”    #216

Lighting the Advent Candles


Prayer Before the Word:     Cathy Bonnett

First Lesson:   Isaiah 11:1-10                                  

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


Psalm:   Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19      

Gospel Lesson   Matthew 3:1-12


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

Sermon:    "Jackals and Camel’s Hair"    Pastor Gilbert Stones 

Hymn:       ”O Day of Peace that Dimly Shines                                   

Pastoral Prayer

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

Offertory:  "Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee" arr. by Amy J. van Dyk

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.


Prayer of Dedication  

Closing Hymn:  “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”   #206


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

Cheryl Dove, Jora Landis, Gilbert Stones - Vocals

Cathy Bonnett -  Liturgy & Scripture

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

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor