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November 28, 2010 Advent 1

November 28, 2010 Advent 1

WE GATHER TOGETHER

MUSIC IN PREPARATION

TRINITY IN ACTION JNAC Representative

WE CENTRE OURSELVES IN GOD’S LIGHT

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

CALL TO WORSHIP:
God comes as light,
grace-filled, yet baby frail.
Now may our hearts cradle you,
our voices sing to you,
our spirits leap to you,
and our hearts dance with you.

HYMN : "O Come All Ye Faithful" 60 VU

Advent Candle Lighting:

Reader 1 : Sing to God a new song;Sing to God a new song;
sing to God, all the earth.
Sing to God, bless God’s name;
tell of God’s salvation from day to day.
Declare God’s glory among the nations,
God’s marvellous works among all the peoples.

Reader 2: Why do we light the first candle?Why do we light the first candle?

Reader 1: The first candle is the candle of peace. It reminds us that God wants all people to live together in harmony. God has promised that the Holy Spirit will live forever in our hearts to bring peace.The first candle is the candle of peace. It reminds us that God wants all people to live together in harmony. God has promised that the Holy Spirit will live forever in our hearts to bring peace.

(The first candle is lit.)


Candle Lighting Verse: A candle is burning, a candle of peace;
a candle to signal that conflict must cease.
For Jesus is coming to show us the way;
a message of peace humbly laid in the hay. A candle is burning, a candle of peace;
a candle to signal that conflict must cease.
For Jesus is coming to show us the way;
a message of peace humbly laid in the hay.

Reader 2: Let us pray:Let us pray:

All: God of peace and mercy, come to us now in the fullness of your Spirit, that we may know your peace and forgiveness. Help us to worship you, to hear your Word, and to respond with faithfulness. Help us to be like Jesus, who taught us, when praying together, to pray: Our Father… JESUS’ PRAYER

A TIME FOR LEARNING

HYMN: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus 2 VU: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus 2 VU

WE LISTEN TO GOD'S WORD
Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm: 122 (VU pg. 845)
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44 - Reader: Heather Ferguson

Anthem: "Comfort Ye" {Williams & Barrett} "Comfort Ye" {Williams & Barrett}

REFLECTION

AND WE RESPOND

HYMN: "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" 1 VU"O Come, O Come Emmanuel" 1 VU

PRAYERS FROM OUR HEARTS

OFFERTORY: "As With Gladness" (81 VU v.3): "As With Gladness" (81 VU v.3)
As they offered gifts most rare
at that manger crude and bare,
so may we with holy joy,
pure and free from sin's alloy,
all our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to you, our heavenly King.

PRAYER DEDICATING OUR GIFTS Gracious God, we bring our offering this day, trusting in your power and your grace, confident that with the coming of your shalom, there shall indeed be justice for all. Bless these gifts and those of us who hope and hold firm to this Advent promise. Gracious God, we bring our offering this day, trusting in your power and your grace, confident that with the coming of your shalom, there shall indeed be justice for all. Bless these gifts and those of us who hope and hold firm to this Advent promise.

COMMUNION
May God be with us.
God is here among us.
Let us open our hearts to God.
We open them to God and to one another.
Let us give thanks to God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION:
Gracious God,
may your gifts of love transform and enliven us
that we may live lives of thanksgiving.
May your presence among us
provoke such longing for your realm,
that we will never be satisfied
until the whole earth knows
your justice, your peace, and your love.
As followers of Jesus, we pray.
Amen.

WE ARE SENT OUT INTO THE WORLD

HYMN:
Hark The Herald Angels Sing 48 VU:

BLESSING AS WE GO OUT TO BE GOD’S PEOPLE

Choral Blessing:
God, dismiss us with your blessing;
fill our hearts with joy and peace;
let us each, your love possessing,
triumph in redeeming grace refresh us, O refresh us, travelling through the wilderness. (425 t.28)


Good morning and Welcome to our Worship Service. If you are worshiping with us for the first time, please sign our guest book located in the Narthex. You are invited to join us for coffee following the Service in the Banquet Hall. Just follow the crowd.

Today we Welcome Maryellen Burgess as our Music Leader and thank you!

 

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