ORDER OF WORSHIP - − December 16, 2018 - 6th Sunday of Advent


       WELCOME

CALL TO GATHER −
“This Is the Day ”UMH 657

WELCOME − Ruth McCauley
ANNOUNCEMENTS − Ruth McCauley
MEET AND GREET − Ruth McCauley

       WE GATHER

PRELUDE −
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CALL TO WORSHIP − Ruth McCauley
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OPENING HYMN − Dave Watters
“Good Christian Friends, Rejoice ” UMH 224

LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE −
“Joy ” Stiner family

HYMN OF RESPONSE
“Emmamuel, Emmanuel ” UMH 204

       WE LISTEN

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON − Malachi 5:2-5a − Ruth McCauley

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN − Mary Hittle

GOSPEL LESSON − Ruth McCauley
“ Luke 3: 39-55 ”

THE MESSAGE −
” Rev. Kate Johnson Martin

       WE RESPOND

JOYS AND CONCERNS − Rev. Kate Johnson Martin

HYMN OF PREPARATION
“Love Came Down at Christmas ” UMH 242

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE − Rev. Kate Johnson Martin

THE LORD'S PRAYER − Rev. Kate Johnson Martin

HYMN OF RESPONSE
“Love Came Down at Christmas ” UMH 242

GRATEFUL GIVING
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GRATEFUL RESPONSE
“Praise God from Whom... ” UMH 95

OFFERTORY PRAYER − Rev. Kate Johnson Martin

       WE ARE SENT

CLOSING HYMN
“O Little Town of Bethlehem ” UMH 230

BENEDICTION − Rev. Kate Johnson Martin
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POSTLUDE
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Today's Date

May 22, 2019

Psalm 31:2,6,12-17,24

2 Incline your ear to me, rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
6 You hate those who pay regard to vain idols; but I trust in the LORD.
12 I have passed out of mind like one who is dead; I have become like a broken vessel.
13 Yes, I hear the whispering of many -- terror on every side! -- as they scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life.
14 But I trust in youe, O LORD, I say, "You are my God."
15 My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors!
16 Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love!
17 Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call on you; let the wicked be put to shame, let them go dumbfounded to Sheol.
24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!