Third Sunday of Advent
December 15, 2019
Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall
Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Upstairs Fellowship Area
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Dinner at 6:30 p.m. – Please bring a dessert, if possible.
Service at 8:00 p.m.
GIFTS FOR THE HOMELESS
The gifts that have been collected will be delivered next week. If you have anything more you would like to donate please let us know by putting a note in the Offertory Plate or by calling Barbara (732-495-1672) or Grace (908-303-9695)
Sea Bright Acoustic Cafe
Next performance will be in January.
Outreach Ministry – Barbara Smith – 732-495-1672
1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEA BRIGHT
1104 OCEAN AVENUE, SEA BRIGHT, NEW JERSEY 07760
CHURCH OFFICE (732) 530-7003
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10 AM
MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY
1ST SUNDAY– 2PM
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: To you, Lord, I call;
People: You are my Rock,
Leader: For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit.
People: Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help,
Leader: I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.
INTRODUCTION “Into My Heart” (Verse 1) FWS 2160
HYMN OF INVOCATION UMH 218
“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Be patient, and stouthearted, for Christ’s coming is near.
People: We will be patient, and stouthearted, for Christ’s coming is near.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
Worshiping you, O God, strengthens our resistance to the evil in the world around us and still within us. We declare our allegiance to your rule in the world through Jesus Christ, who has come and is coming again. Amen.
HEARING OF THE WORD
“Isaiah 35:1-10” PAGE 1113
HYMN OF PREPARATION UMH 219
“What Child Is This”
PSALM “Canticle of Mary” UMH 199
“James 5:7-10” PAGE 1884
“Matthew 11:1-11” PAGE 1516
“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 430
“O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”
BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH FWS 2160
“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)
AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD