Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 22, 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.
Sea Bright Acoustic Cafe
Next performance will be January 18, 2020
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: Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
People: Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
Leader: Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
INTRODUCTION “Into My Heart” (Verse 1) FWS 2160
HYMN OF INVOCATION UMH 245
“The First Noel”
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Beloved of God and called to holiness, grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
People: We seek the face of God who is with us in Jesus Christ.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
We seek your face, O God, seen by Mary and Joseph, and the first disciples of Jesus Christ, and visible to the eyes of our hearts as we hear the Good News they have written in the scriptures and as we are open to the Spirit of Christ within us. Be with us today and always. Amen.
HEARING OF THE WORD
“Isaiah 7:10-16” PAGE 1071
HYMN OF PREPARATION UMH 230
“O Little Town of Bethlehem”
PSALM “80:1-7,17-19” UMH 801
NEW TESTAMENT READING
“Romans 1:1-7” PAGE 1744
“Matthew 1:18-25” PAGE 1501
“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 220
“Angels from the Realms of Glory”
BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH FWS 2160
“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)
AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD