December 11, 2022

Third Sunday of Advent  




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


Call to Worship:    Scott Danielson

Let us rejoice at the coming of the Lord.

      Let us rejoice with joy and singing.

   The Mighty One has done great things for us.

      And holy is the Name of the Lord.

Opening Hymn:      “Joy Shall Come”                               

Lighting the Advent Candles


Prayer Before the Word:   Scott Danielson

First Lesson:   Isaiah  35:1-10                

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


For the Psalm:      Luke 1:46-55       

Gospel Lesson   Matthew 11:2-11                              

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

Sermon:  "Joy in the Wilderness"      Pastor Gilbert Stones 

Hymn:   "Joy Comes with the Dawn"   #2210                           

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

Prayer of Dedication  

Closing Hymn:  "She Comes Sailing on the Wind"  #2122


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

Sarah Jane Scott - Piano, Organ and Vocals

Scott Danielson -  Liturgy & Scripture

Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor

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