WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!
A Service of Word & Music
RINGING OF THE BELL
PREPARATION FOR THE WORD
PRELUDE (A time to relax and enter the mindset of worship)
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Leader: Take Christ’s yoke upon you, for that yoke is easy.
It imparts confidence that lightens our burdens.
People: We will find rest and renewal through Christ. We seek to express the same humility and gentleness. Amen.
INTRODUCTION “INTO MY HEART” (Verse 1) FWS 2160
HYMN OF INVOCATION “” FWS 2040
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Express gratitude to God, invoking God by name.
People: We will make God’s deeds known in the world around, declaring the supremacy of the divine name!
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
As your people, covenant God, we are filled with expectation as we approach again the celebration of the first advent of your Son, Jesus of Nazareth, whose coming was heralded by John the Baptist. Inspire us by the hearing of the Good News that we may be spiritually prepared for another encounter with the living Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE
HEARING OF THE WORD
OLD TESTAMENT READING
“Isaiah 12:2-6” SP 492 LP 1078 or 1079
HYMN OF PREPARATION
PSALM “See Attachment- Zephaniah 3:14-20”
NEW TESTAMENT READING
“Philippians 4:4-7” SP 832 LP 1827 or 1830
“Luke 3:7-18” SP 726 LP 1593 or 1596
MESSAGE MORNING MESSAGE Pastor Michael Turner
RESPONSE TO THE WORD
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
GLORIA PATRI UMH 70
PRAYERS FOR THE PEOPLE THE LORD’S PRAYER
BAPTISM: James Brian Keehn UMH 39
PASSING OF THE PEACE
OFFERING OF SELF AND RESOURCES
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING UMH 13
HYMN OF DEDICATION
BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH (Verse 3) “INTO MY HEART” FWS 2160
* AS YOU ARE ABLE, PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD