Sunday Bulletin: Dec 16, 2018

Prayer Circle

3rdSunday of Advent – Cycle C

Prelude Music (Hymn #1)

Call to Worship                                                                          READER                                                                                                  

Here, in this place, we discover the great things God has done.
In story and song, in silence and sacrament,
we are reminded that God’s relationship with us lasts forever.

Here, during this holy season, we hear those promises made so long ago.
Of the One who repairs all our mistakes,of the One who reshapes our brokenness.

Lighting the Advent Wreath – See Insert 

Hymn                                           In the Bleak Midwinter                                         

                                                                     harp                                                        

Zephaniah 3:14-20                                                                           READER

14Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!15The LORD has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more.16On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands grow weak.17The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing18as on a day of festival. I will remove disaster from you, so that you will not bear reproach for it.19I will deal with all your oppressors at that time. And I will save the lameand gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praiseand renown in all the earth.20At that time I will bring you home, at the time when I gather you; or I will make you renowned and praisedamong all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunesbefore your eyes, says the LORD.

Come and Fill Our Hearts                                                                     Taize Chant

Come and fill our hearts with your peace

You alone, O Lord, are holy

Come and fill our hearts with your peace

Alleluia

Philippians 4:4-7                                                                                  READER

4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Alleluia                                                                                                    Taize Chant

Alleluia, Alleluia, Al-le-luia

SILENT PRAYER

Luke 3:10-18                                                                                           Rev. Boyle

10And the crowds asked [John the Baptist], “What then should we do?” 11In reply he said to them, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.” 12Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, “Teacher, what should we do?” 13He said to them, “Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you.” 14Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what should we do?” He said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages.”

15As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

18So, with many other exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people.

MORNING MESSAGE                 So Many Questions                    Rev. Boyle

Nothing Can Trouble                                                                             Taize Chant

Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten

Those who seek God will never go wanting.

Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten

God alone fills us.

PRAYERS FOR OTHERS AND OURSELVES                             Kyrie Eleison

Give Peace to Every Heart                                                                     Taize Chant

Give peace to every heart

Give peace to every heart

Give peace, Lord

Give peace, Lord

OFFERING (George select music)

                                                          Doxology

CLOSING HYMN  ( Hymn #2)

BENEDICTION                                                                                     PrayerSong

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you

And be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you

And give you peace.  

Amen  

Amen

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