Order of Worship for Sunday, December 9, 2018

Posted December 7th, 2018


Haiti was the second nation in the new world to gain its independence.


“God wants you to not only be acquainted with the Word,

but also desperately wants you to know the Creator behind Scripture.

God wants you to know what makes the heartbeat of God.”

Knowing the Sound of God’s Heartbeat, Lizzy Harford

Gathering Music    “Tuba Concerto”    – Edward Gregson

Sharing Time

….a time of greeting and sharing those things which inform who we are as a community of faith and how God is moving among us. You are invited to welcome visitors, share joys, prayer requests, and announcements.

Words and Lighting for the Candle of Hope

*Words of Peace

One:  Here in this time and in this place is our chance –

All:  to live peacefully – like we wish the world would live every day.

One:  May we find within ourselves –

All:  the courage to be who we are called to be – emissaries of God’s peace.

One:  May we trust one another and know –

All:  there are many ways to create peace in this life.

One:  Together we can make possible justice, love and peace.

All:  We are all connected – let us live in peace.   

One:  We are one body – let us be at peace.

*Song of Peace    “Bless’d Be the God of Israel”    #174

Offering Our Gifts

Music for the Gifts    “A Tender Rose Has Blossomed”    – John Rasley

Prayer for the Gifts

Anthem of Peace    “Still, Still, Still”    – arr. Robert Wetlzler

Children’s Time                                                                                                         

Following story:  Childcare provided – infant thru K-garten – Education Building

Prayer Song    “Put Peace into Each Other’s Hands”    Insert


Scripture Focus    Luke 1: 68-79 (76-79)

The dawn from on high will break upon us, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Message    “Guide our feet into the way of peace”    Kathryn Whitacre

*Sending Song    “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”    #195

*Sending Words                                                                                                         

*Sending Music    “Prepare the Royal Highway”    – arr. James Mansfield                                                                        

*Please rise in body and/or spirit.

Ask about: Large Print Bulletins/Hymnals and/or

How to use the ‘Hearing Loop’ or a ‘Sound Mate

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