Second Sunday of Advent
December 9, 2018
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CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Service at 8:00 p.m.
Every Sunday – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
6:30 Fellowship Dinner/7:00 – 8:00 Step Study
BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY
Dinner 6 p.m. – Bible Study 7 p.m.
IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA
The Sunday School program is held during our regular Sunday service. Our Safe Sanctuary Certified teachers are Reilee Turner and Grace Dakoglou. For ages 2-14 – All Are Welcome.
Nurture Ministry – Barbara Smith (732) 495-1672
1stUNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEA BRIGHT
1104 OCEAN AVENUE
SEA BRIGHT, NEW JERSEY 07760
CHURCH OFFICE (732) 530-7003 – Natalie Turner, Secretary
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10AM
MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY
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: The LORD watches over you-the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
Leader: The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
INTRODUCTION “Into My Heart”(Verse 1) FWS 2160
HYMN OF INVOCATION UMH
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH BULLETIN INSERT
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
People: And also with you.
People: The winding roads must be made straight and the rough places smooth. All humanity shall see God’s salvation.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
God our Savior, we turn our wandering minds to you and seek a new vision of your love and direct guidance from Jesus Christ by the Spirit. Prepare us to celebrate the first coming of our Lord Jesus and to do your work in expectation of his Second Coming in power and great glory. Amen
HEARING OF THE WORD
“Malachi 3:1-4” Page 1494
HYMN OF PREPARATION UMH
PSALM “Luke 1:68-79 (Canticle of Zechariah)” UMH 208
NEW TESTAMENT READING
“Philippians 1:3-11” Page 1822
“Luke 3:1-6” PAGE 1595
“MORNING MESSAGE” Pastor Michael Turner
RESPONSE TO THE WORD
MOMENT OF SILENCE
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
GLORIA PATRI UMH 70
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
PASSING OF THE PEACE
OFFERING OF SELF AND RESOURCES
HYMN OF DEDICATION UMH
BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH FWS 2160
“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)
AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD