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Bulletin 11/27/2022 10:45AM Service

November 27, 2022

First Sunday of Advent


Announcements


Invocation


Advent Candle Lighting


Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5


1 The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

2 In days to come the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it.

3 Many peoples shall come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths." For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

4 He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

5 O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!


Invitation, Confession, Pardon, Peace


Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him,​ who earnestly repent of their sin​ and seek to live in peace with one another.​ Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.​


Merciful God, We confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church.​

We have not done your will, we have broken your law,we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy.​


We have not done your will, we have broken your law,we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy.​

Offering


Hear the good news, Christ died for us while we were still sinners, which proves God’s love for us. ​In the name of Jesus Christ, You Are forgiven​.


In the name of Jesus Christ, You Are forgiven​ Glory to God, Amen. ​


Scripture: Psalm 122


1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the Lord!"

2 Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.

3 Jerusalem—built as a city that is bound firmly together.

4 To it the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.

5 For there the thrones for judgment were set up, the thrones of the house of David.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you.

7 Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers."

8 For the sake of my relatives and friends I will say, "Peace be within you."

9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.

Offering


Doxology


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Amen.


Pastoral Prayer-Joys & Concerns


Scripture: Matthew 24:36-44


36 "But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

37 For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark,

39 and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man.

40 Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.

41 Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left.

42 Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

43 But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into.

44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.


“Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”

Hymn #157


Come, Thou long-expected Jesus,​

Born to set Thy people free.​

From our fears and sins release us;​

Let us find our rest in Thee.​

Israel’s Strength and Consolation,​

Hope of all the earth Thou art-​

Dear Desire of ev’ry nation,​

Joy of ev’ry longing heart!​


Born Thy people to deliver,​

Born a Child and yet a King,​

Born to reign in us forever,​

Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.​

By Thine own eternal Spirit, ​

Rule in all our hearts alone.​

By Thine all sufficient merit,​

Raise us to Thy glorious throne.​


“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

Hymn #163


1 O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.


Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.


2 O come, Thou Dayspring,​

come and cheer​

Our spirits by Thine ad-vent here.​

Disperse the gloomy ​

clouds of night,​

And death’s dark shadows ​

put to flight.​


Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.


3 O come, Thou Wisdom from on high, And order all things far and nigh; to us the path of knowledge show and cause us in her ways to go.


Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.


4 O come, Desire of nations;

bind All peoples in one heart and mind.

Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease;

Fill the whole world with heaven’s peace.


Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.


“Because He Lives”

Hymn #256


God sent His Son- ​

they called Him Jesus;​

He came to love, heal and forgive.​

He lived and died to buy my pardon;​

An empty grave is there to prove​

my Savior lives.​


Because He lives,​

I can face tomorrow;​

Because He lives, all fear is gone.​

Because I know​

He holds the future​

And life is worth the living –​

just because He lives.​


How sweet to hold a newborn baby​

And feel the pride and joy he gives;​

But greater still the calm assurance:​

This child can face uncertain days​

because He lives.​


Because He lives,​

I can face tomorrow;​

Because He lives, all fear is gone.​

Because I know​

He holds the future​

And life is worth the living –​

just because He lives.​


And then one day I’ll cross the river;​

I’ll fight life’s final war with pain.​

And then, as death ​

gives way to vic-t’ry.​

I’ll see the lights of glory –​

and I’ll know He reigns.​


Because He lives,​

I can face tomorrow;​

Because He lives, all fear is gone.​

Because I know​

He holds the future​

And life is worth the living –​

just because He lives.​


Scripture: Romans 13:11-14


11 Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers;

12 the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light;

13 let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy.

14 Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.


Message: Pastor Ryan

“Do you know the time?”


Communion


The Communion Supper, instituted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is a sacrament, which proclaims His life, His sufferings, His sacrificial death and resurrection, and the hope of His coming again. It shows forth the Lord’s death until His return. The Supper is a means of grace in which Christ is present by the Spirit. ​

It is to be received in reverent appreciation and gratefulness for the work of Christ. All those who are truly repentant, forsaking their sins, and believing in Christ for salvation are invited to participate in the death and resurrection of Christ. We come to the table that we may be renewed in life and salvation and be made one by the Spirit. ​

It is to be received in reverent appreciation and gratefulness for the work of Christ. All those who are truly repentant, forsaking their sins, and believing in Christ for salvation are invited to participate in the death and resurrection of Christ. We come to the table that we may be renewed in life and salvation and be made one by the Spirit. ​

In unity with the Church, we confess our faith: ​ Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. ​

Holy God, We gather at this, your table, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who by your Spirit was anointed to preach good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, set at liberty those who are oppressed.​

Christ healed the sick, fed the hungry, ate with sinners, and established the new covenant for forgiveness of sins. We live in the hope of His coming again. ​

On the night in which He was betrayed, He took bread, gave thanks, broke the bread, gave it to His disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.​ Likewise, when the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks, gave it to His disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you, this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of me.” Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ​ And so, we gather as the Body of Christ to offer ourselves to you in praise and thanksgiving. Pour out your Holy Spirit on us and on these your gifts. Make them by the power of your Spirit to be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the Body of Christ, redeemed by His blood. ​ By your Spirit make us one in Christ, one with each other, and one in the ministry of Christ to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen. And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, let us pray:

​Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen​


Benediction


Our mission is to love people so that

they become Disciples of Christ!


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