December 5, 2021                                                                       Second Sunday of Advent


Prelude                                                “Prepare the Way, O Zion"                        arr. by Robert Lau

Call to Worship                                                                                                                 Mike Lindsay
    Blessed be the God of Israel
        Who has redeemed us.
    God has raised up a mighty savior for us
        And remembered the holy covenant.

Hymn                                               “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”                                     #384

Lighting the Advent Candle                                                     Cathy, Emilia, and Weston Bonnett
Response                                     “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”                              #211 verse 2

First Lesson                                                Philippians 1:3-11                                   Kathy Lindsay

For the Psalm                                                Luke 1:68-79

Children’s Time   

Gospel                                                           Luke 3:1-6
                     L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Message                                         “Prophet of the Most High"                    Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                       ”Heralds of Christ, Who Bear the King’s Commands”                            #567

Pastoral Prayer

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Offertory                                    “How Far Is It to Bethlehem?"   
                               English Melody arr. Mark Hayes and Douglas Wagner

Prayer of Dedication

The Sacrament of Holy Communion and 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.

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

Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis, Cheryl Dove, Rich Bolin, Gilbert Stones - Vocals
Kathy Lindsay - Reader
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 we lit the Second Candle of Advent, the Candle of Peace.

The use of candles is meaningful in so many ways; here, Pastor G discusses a few of those ways,

lighting on the celebration of Hanukah, as well as that of Advent.