Worship, November 29, 2020
First Sunday of Advent
Gathering in God’s Name
Prelude: “What Child is This?” Arr. John W. Schaum
Pat & George Radosavljevic, Piano
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH
Opening Hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” CH# 245
Time of Spiritual Centering: Confession and Forgiveness
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of the future,
you are coming in power to bring all nations under your rule.
We confess that we have not expected your kingdom,
for we live casual lives, ignoring your promised judgment.
Too often we accept lies as truth
and refuse your justice and peace.
In your mercy, forgive us.
Grant us wisdom to welcome your way
and to seek things that will endure.
We ask it in the name of Jesus, our Savior,
for whom we wait and watch. Amen
Words of Forgiveness
Lighting of the Candle of Peace
The peace of Christ be with you.
And also with you.
SCRIPTURE LESSON- Mark 13:1-8, 32-37
SERMON “We Knew You Would Come!”
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
TIME FOR GENEROSITY
Offertory “My Soul Cries Our with a Joyful Shout” GTG # 100
Leo Radosavljevic, Bass-Baritone
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Gracious God, we ask your blessing on all we offer you—ourselves, our time, and our possessions— that through us your grace and love may be shared with others, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen.
Closing Hymn “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” GTG # 82
Charge and Benediction
Postlude “He is Born!” Setting by John Carter
Pat & George Radosavljevic, piano
Going Forth / Staying Home and Staying Safe
Assisting us in Worship: Bridge Pastor William J. Ingersoll; Elizabeth Brown, Gene Thiele, Leo Radosavljevic, Bass-Baritone; George Radosavljevic, Piano and Pat Radosavljevic, Music Director