The Worship of God | The Second Sunday of Advent


Gathering

Music for Meditation

Coventry Carol, traditional, arr. D. Labman

Organ Prelude

On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry, B. Neswick

Chiming of the Hour

Setting the Table

Welcome Home

Advent Candle Lighting

A Story of Seeking the Light                                                   Marcia McCarthy

One:   As the day begins to close, we enter into twilight, then darkness.
All:     Each day as morning comes, we seek the light that brings us hope.
One:   Each day brings new opportunities for being God’s people in new ways.
All:     And each day we claim God’s love through Jesus Christ so that we can be
           God’s people.
One:   We light this second candle of Advent seeking the light of Jesus that will guide us into tomorrow and tomorrow.
All:     We light this candle for the days ahead when we need to see the light of
            Jesus.

Music

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, C. Wesley, R. Prichard

*Morning Prayer

*Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

*Children’s Time

Special Music

Oh Rest in the Lord, F. Mendelssohn

Hebrew Scriptures

Isaiah 40:1-11

Communion in Story

Invitation to the Table

Breaking & Sharing

Chuck Sparnecht

Music for Meditation

O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Matthew Corl

Receiving & Consuming

Prayer of Blessing

Benediction

Blessing

Postlude

Blest Be the Tie that Binds, J. Fawcett, J. Nägeli, arr. L. Mason

The  Poinsettias for today’s service were given by Gina Pacala in memory of Mr. E Griffin Strasenburgh Jr. and Rev. Leon Pacala. 

Thank you to our musicians in today’s service including: Danielle Romano, alto; Samuel Baker, organ; David Labman, piano, director.