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
Day of Peace that Dimly Shines”
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