November 27, 2022
Join us for worship on Sunday, November 27, 2022. The sermon is by Dr. Zieman, based on Matthew 24: 36-44. Music is provided by Camille Hinz, cello; Kristi Treu, piano; Annette White, organ.
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Bulletin for Online Worship Service for November 27, 2022
Livestream at 9:00 a.m.
GATHERING IN GOD’S NAME
“People Look East” arr. Dale Wood
As the prelude begins, you are invited to begin your personal preparation for worship.
Advent, the four-week period that leads up to Christmas, is a series of events designed not to delay the celebration of Christmas, but to enhance it. It’s a kind of delayed gratification that culminates in a … satisfaction that is all the richer for the waiting. – Joan Chittister, Listen with the Heart
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE OF HOPE
The Fullers (Valerie, James, Avery, Maren, and Emmie
“Light the Candle” Carl Schalk
ADVENT CALL TO WORSHIP
A voice cries out: “Prepare for God’s arrival!
Make the road straight and smooth, a highway fit for our God.
Fill in the valleys, level off the hills, smooth out the ruts, clear out the rocks.
For our God is coming! Let us worship God together!
PRAISE AND ADORATION
#82 “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” HYFRYDOL
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, we pray today awaiting the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. As we look carefully at our lives, we realize that we live with broken relationships. We sometimes harbor ill thoughts toward our friends and neighbors. God, forgive us and help us prepare for the coming of the Lord with our hearts and minds. Through your renewal, we can heal one another and our world.
SILENT PRAYERS OF CONFESSION AND PETITION
#96 “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry” WINCHESTER NEW
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
#583 “Glory to God” GLORIA (Taizé)
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON
Isaiah 2: 1-5 page 550 of the pew Bible
FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER
JOYS AND CONCERNS
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
The 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
“What Child Is This?” (9:00) Traditional English
PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S WORD
THE GOSPEL LESSON
Matthew 24: 36-44 page 806 of the pew Bible
Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
“Always Right On Time” Dr. Zieman
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
The Confession of 1967, 9.15
God ’s sovereign love is a mystery beyond the reach of the human mind. Human thought ascribes to God superlatives of power, wisdom, and goodness. But God reveals divine love in Jesus Christ by showing power in the form of a servant, wisdom in the folly of the cross, and goodness in receiving sinful men and women. The power of God’s love in Christ to transform the world discloses that the Redeemer is the Lord and Creator who made all things to serve the purpose of God’s love.
#569 “Holy, Holy, Holy” SANCTUS (Oliver)
RECEPTION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” arr. B.C. Dockery
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Christ, all people here below;
Praise Holy Spirit evermore; Praise Triune God, whom we adore. Amen.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Faithful God, we come before you with this offering, and the offering of our lives. Your promises stand unshaken through all generations. Renew us in hope, that we may be awake and alert as we watch for the glorious return of Jesus Christ, our judge and Savior, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
#105 “People Look East” BESANCON
CHARGE AND BENEDICTION
#92 “While We Are Waiting, Come” WAITING (Cason)
“From Heaven Above I Come to You” J.S. Bach
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