Worship Service – December 6, 2020
2nd Sunday of Advent 10:15am Facebook Live Stream Worship Sunday
Lighting of the 2nd Candle of Advent “Peace”
Opening Prayer: God, we are confident you are coming, bringing a world where all will be made right. Calm our anxiety, strengthen our patience, and keep our hope aflame, as we work towards, and wait for, your new day. Amen.
Passing of the Peace: (L)The Peace of Christ be with you
(P) And Also with you.
Opening Hymn: Our God our Help in Ages Past #117
CALL TO CONFESSION
Psalm 32:5 5Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin. So, let us draw near to God with sincerity and confidence, and pray together.
Prayer of Confession: Sometimes, we are not ready for things to be made new. Help us, God, to imagine the new earth that you envision for our world. Help us see ourselves in it. Give us wisdom and courage to hasten the coming of your day. Amen.
Words of Assurance: God is patient. Think of this as salvation. God speaks peace. All will be made well. Amen.
Hymn of Illumination Spirit Song (1st Verse only)
Offertory call (Liturgist, please call ushers forward at this time)
Remember the words Jesus said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. Offertory Music Sue Keasler Offering (click here to tithe online)
Offertory Prayer: O God, who restores and makes new, let these gifts prepare the way: for good news proclaimed, for people comforted, and for the earth tended. Through our giving, may all partake of an abundant yield of peace. We believe it will be so. Amen.
The Gospel Reading: 2 Peter 3:8-15a
L: This is the word of the Lord.
P: Thanks be to God.
Song of Response As the Deer The Faith We Sing
Message Unexpected Times by Pastor Ed
The Great Thanksgiving
Closing Hymn Shalom to You (sung 2X) UMH #666