Order of Worship
December 5th 2021 ~ 2nd Sunday of Advent

Prelude

 

Welcome

 

Lighting of the Advent Candle 

Jesus, you entered our world on Christmas as the Prince of Peace. This Advent, as we strive to become the best version of ourselves, fill us with a deep and abiding peace. Help us share that peace with everyone we encounter, especially those who need it the most. Amen.

 

Hymn

Chorus
My Lord He is a comin’ soon
Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Get ev’rything ready for that day
Prepare ye the way of the Lord

Verse 1
If you’re asleep it’s time to wake up
Awake O sleeper arise
If you’re in the dark it’s time to be lit
Awake O sleeper arise

Chorus
My Lord He is a comin’ soon
Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Get ev’rything ready for that day
Prepare ye the way of the Lord

Verse 2
Come Lord Jesus come into my heart
Prepare ye the way of the King
He is coming He’s coming soon
Prepare the way of the King

Chorus
My Lord He is a comin’ soon
Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Get ev’rything ready for that day
Prepare ye the way of the Lord

CCLI Song # 302518
Jeff Cothran | Laura Winnen
© 1975 Celebration
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366

 

Gathering Prayer

 

Special Music

by David Dyer

 

Scripture Reading

Marie Kelly, reader

Luke 3:1-6
NRSV

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3 He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, 4 as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah,

“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.
5 Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough ways made smooth;
6 and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon

Mr. Clean
Senior Pastor Robert de Wetter

 

 

Offertory

 

Communion

 

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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Communion Hymn

Chorus
Comfort comfort all My people
With the comfort of My Word
Speak it tender to My people
All your sins are taken away

Verse 1
Though your tears be rivers running
Though your tears be an ocean full
Though you cry with the hurt of living
Comfort comfort
Every valley shall be lifted
Every mountain shall be low
Every rough place will be smoother
Comfort comfort

Chorus
Comfort comfort all My people
With the comfort of My Word
Speak it tender to My people
All your sins are taken away

Verse 2
Though your eyes see only darkness
Though your eyes can see no light
Though your eyes see pain and sorrow
Comfort comfort
Every night will have its morning
Every pain will have an end
Every burden will be lightened
Comfort comfort

Chorus
Comfort comfort all My people
With the comfort of My Word
Speak it tender to My people
All your sins are taken away

Verse 3
Though we build strong walls for prisons
Though we feast while others starve
Though we fill this world with weapons
Comfort comfort
Every prisoner will be rescued
Every hungry mouth be filled
Every gun will rust forgotten
Comfort comfort

Chorus
Comfort comfort all My people
With the comfort of My Word
Speak it tender to My people
All your sins are taken away

Verse 4
Though we fracture God’s creation
Though we stand so far apart
Though we fail to love each other
Comfort comfort
Every wall will crack and crumble
Every stranger will be friend
Every one embrace another
Comfort comfort

Chorus
Comfort comfort all My people
With the comfort of My Word
Speak it tender to My people
All your sins are taken away

CCLI Song # 1271882
Robin Mann
© 1975 Mann, Robin
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366

Blessing

 

Postlude

 

Our love in action now begins…

This Sunday’s Special Music is brought to you by
David Dyer & Michael Schoepe.

Thank you to all of this Sunday’s volunteers!

Coordinator: Rebecca Paschal/Marion Garrett
Greeter: Rhonda Coxon
Scripture and Prayer Reader: Marion Garrett
10:30 Scripture Reader: Marie Kelly
Coffee Service: Mark Breen