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Advent One

November 29, 2023

Prelude 

               

Welcome

 

Opening Song

“Joy to the World, Unspeakable Joy” 

 

Lighting of Advent Wreath

 

Leader: Welcome in the name of the triune God in whose presence we wait, fulfilling the promise; the Holy Child, waiting to be born; the Holy Spirit, illumining the way.

 

Cong: Amen.

 

Leader: The story begins with hope for a child – A child, born of a human, like us; 

 

Cong: A child who will lead us, 

 

Leader: A child who will inspire us. 

 

Cong: A child who will be our living hope. 

 

Leader: In this first week of Advent, we give thanks for the coming child, Jesus. Let us worship God. 

 

Song

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” - Hymnal #257 vs 1-4

 

Reading: Matthew 11:28-30

     Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 

The Word of the Lord...Thanks be to God!

 

Message

“Watch, O Lord...” - Pastor Naomi    

 

Song

“Watch, O Lord” - ACS #996 vs 1

 

Meditaton in Prayer

 

Meditation in Song

David Huntsman

 

Meditation in Silence

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Benediction

 

Closing Song

“Here Comes Heaven”

    

Go in peace, serve the Lord...Thanks be to God!

 

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