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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Adult Sunday School – Each Sunday, 9:15-9:55 a.m.  
Worship – Each Sunday – 10:30 a.m. 
Youth Meeting – No Meeting Today 
The Office will be closed Monday, November 30. 
Tuesday, December 1 – 6:30 p.m. – UMM in Office Conference Room/Library 
Hand Bells – Wednesday – 5:30 p.m. 
Choir Practice – Wednesday – 7:00 p.m. 
Next Sunday is Holy Communion. 
Elements may be picked up in the Office during the 
week. 

 

 

 

 

Order of Worship November 29, 2020
Prelude – A Rossetti Christmas 
performed by Echo Wilson                   
  Welcome & Opening Prayer
– Rev. Joe Chamness 
*Opening Hymn: 
People, Look East - 202 – UMH  

1.  People, look east. 
The time is near of the crowning of the year. 
 Make your house fair as you are able,
 trim the hearth and set the table. 
 People, look east and sing today: 
 Love, the Guest, is on the way.  
2.  Furrows, be glad.  Though earth is bare,
one more seed is planted there. 
 Give up your strength the seed to nourish,
 that in course the flower may flourish. 
 People, look east and sing today: 
 Love, the Rose, is on the way.  
3. Stars, keep the watch.  When night is dim,
 one more light the bowl shall brim,
 shining beyond the frosty weather,
 bright as sun and moon together. 
 People, look east and sing today: 
 Love, the Star, is on the way.  
4. Angels announce with shouts of mirth
 him who brings new life to earth.
  Set every peak and valley humming
 with the word, the Lord is coming. 
People, look east and sing today: 
 Love, the Lord, is on the way. 
 Blessing of the Advent Wreath                        
 Led by Ashley Weigart 
Christ came to give us salvation
And has promised to come again
Let us pray that we may always
be ready to welcome him. 
Come, Lord Jesus. 
That the keeping of Advent
may open our hearts to God’s love, 
Come, Lord Jesus. 
That the light of Christ may
penetrate the darkness of sin, 
Come, Lord Jesus. 
That this wreath may constantly
remind us to prepare for the coming of Christ, 
Come, Lord Jesus. 
That the Christmas Season may fill us
with peace and joy as we strive to follow the example of Jesus, 
Come, Lord Jesus. 
 
Loving God, your Church joyfully awaits the coming of its Savior,
who enlightens our hearts and dispels the darkness of ignorance and sin. 
Pour forth your blessings upon us as we light the candles of this wreath. 
May their light reflect the splendor of Christ, who is Lord, for ever and ever. 
Amen.
 
 Choral Special – Candles of Advent - Don Besig,
 Directed by Rocky Buchanan, 
 Delia Carroll, Flute 
Lighting the Advent Wreath                    
Led by Arthur and Janis Harris
 
But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven,
and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.  
Then they will see the 'Son of Man' coming in clouds
with great power and glory. …
But about that day or hour no one knows,
neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  
Keep alert, for you do not know when the time will come…
in the evening, or at midnight, or at dawn. Keep awake.
(Mark 13:24-26, 32, 33, 35, 37, NRSV)  
Such amazing things happen in the sky to herald the return of the Son of Man: 
…Jesus, coming in the clouds 
 …the sun grows dark 
  …the moon doesn't shine 
   …and stars fall from the heavens.  
So different from that first coming more than 2000 years ago: 
…with angels singing of God's glory and peace on earth 
 …with the single star guiding the way to the manger 
  …with shepherds and wisemen — rich and poor — coming to worship.  
And so we watch and wait and stay alert,
waiting again for the coming of Jesus.
And we light a single candle in preparation for that glorious day.  
[Light a purple candle on the Advent wreath.]  
…And even if the sun should grow dark 
 …even if the moon refuses to shine 
  …even if the stars should fall from the sky  
…we will have Jesus, the Light of the World, to shine brightly in our hearts, lighting our way.  
All: Come, Lord Jesus. Amen. 
 
Moment in the Middle – w/Squeaky and Henry Joe 
1st Scripture Reading Luke 17:20-37 – Ashley Weigart 
Pastoral Prayer – Rev. Henry Radde 
The Lord’s Prayer – Rev. Henry Radde 
Hymn of Preparation: 
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – 211 – UMH  
 1.  O come, O come, Emmanuel,
 and ransom captive Israel,
 that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.  
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.  
4.  O come, thou Root of Jesse’s tree,
an ensign of thy people be; 
before thee rulers silent fall; all peoples on thy mercy call.  
Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. 
 
 
Scripture & Sermon – Pastor Joe
(Mark 13:24-37, Why? Again!: “Why the Mystery?”) 
 
                                                             
Closing Hymn:  
Blessed Assurance – 369 - UMH  
1.  Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! 
O what a foretaste of glory divine! 
 Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
 born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.  
This is my story, this is my song,
 praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
 praising my Savior all the day long.  
2.  Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
angels descending bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love.  
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.  
3.  Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my savior am happy and blest,
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.  
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long. 
 
Closing Remarks & Benediction – Pastor Joe 
Benediction Response: 
Emmanuel, Emmanuel – 204 - UMH 
1.  Emmanuel, Emmanuel,
his name is called Emmanuel. 
 God with us, revealed in us,
his name is called Emmanuel. 
 
Postlude – Emmanuel Comes –
 
performed by Echo Wilson
 
 
 
 

Dawn Lewis in Laos

Dawn Lewis is our missionary.  She was sent back to Texas when Covid 19 hit Laos.  She was in quarantine here, then came to Texas to see family and ended up working to help take care of someone.  Then she went back to Laos.  Two more weeks of quarantine and now has headed back to do her work.  We are so happy to support her in her work in Laos.  Will post information as we get it from her.  Remember you can support her efforts through the church or by TerraCare online.

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Irish Blessing

May you be blessed
with the spirit of the season
which is Peace.
The gladness of the season
which is Hope
And the heart of the season
which is Love.
Dec 2

Handbells

5:30 pm

Choir Practice

7:00 pm
Dec 6

Sunday School

9:15 am

Worship Service

10:30 am