December 5, 2021

Order of Worship for December 5, 2021  10:20 AM
Blessing Box
Prelude Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
arranged by  Mark Hayes and performed by Echo Wilson
Welcome and opening Prayer         Rev. Joe Chamness
Praise and Worship
Opening Hymn  Lift Up Your HEads, Ye Mighty Gates

1.  Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates; Behold, the King of glory waits;
The King of Kings is drawing near; The Savior of the world is here!
 2.  Fling wide the portals of your heart;  Make it a temple, set apart
From earthly use for heaven’s employ,  Adorned with prayer and love and joy.
 3.  Redeemer, come, with us abide; our hearts to thee we open wide; 
Let us thy inner presence feel; Thy grace and love in us reveal.
 4.  Thy Holy Spirit lead us on   Until our glorious goal is won;
Eternal praise, eternal fame  Be offered, Savior, to the name!
Lighting The Advent Candle.......Russell and Janet Woodman
A moment in the middle--just for Kids!    Rev. Henry and Squeaky
This, this is where children belong, welcomed as part of the worshiping throng.
Water, God's Word, bread and cup, prayer and song:  This is where children belong.

Choral Anthem O Come, O Come, Emmanuel           Sanctuary Choir
Receiving God's Tithes and Offerings
Offertory:   A Rossetti Christmas   arranged by Mark Hayes
Doxology Hymn  #94
Offertory Prayer         
Pastoral Prayer         Rev. Henry Radde

Hymn of Preparation #242  
Hymn of Preparation:  Love Came Down At Christmas - UMH - 242
 1.  Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love divine;
      Love was born at Christmas; star and angels gave the sign.
 2.  Worship we the Godhead, Love incarnate, Love divine;
      Worship we our Jesus, but where-with for sacred sign?
3.    Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine;
       Love to God and all men, love for plea and gift and sign
Proclamation of the Word
Gospel Lesson   Luke 21:25-36   Rev Joe Chamness
Message   Going Home
Responding to God's Word
Invitaion to the Lords Table  Great Thanksgiving Communion Hymn  #204  Sing 2 times

Emmanuel, Emmanuel, his name is called Emmanuel.
God with us, revealed in us, his name is called Emmanuel.
Receiving the Symbols of God's Grace and Love.
The Lord's Prayer                    Rev Henry Radde
Hymn of Invitation  #209 Blessed be the God of Israel  All Verses

1.Blessed be the God of Israel, who comes to set us free,  Who visits and redeems us, and grants us liberty.
The prophets spoke of mercy, of freedom and release;  God shall fulfill the promise to bring our people peace.
2.Now from the house of David a child of grace is given;  A Savior comes among us to raise us up to heaven,
Before him goes the herald, forerunner in the way,  The prophet of salvation, the harbinger of day.
3.  On prisoners of darkness the sun begins to rise,  The dawning of forgiveness upon the sinner’s eyes,
To guide the feet of pilgrims along the paths of peace;  O bless our God and Savior with songs that never cease!
Going out to make a difference in our world
Benediction   verse 2
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"
I'll be home for Christmas.  You can plan on me.
I'll be home for Christmas, If only in my dreams.

Our Worship has ended;  Now our service begins
Postlude   "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"    arranged by Joseph M. Martin           Echo Wilson