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Bulletin 12/4/2022 10:45AM Service

December 4, 2022

Second Sunday of Advent


Announcements


Invocation


Lighting of the Advent Candle


Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10


1 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.

2 The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

3 His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear;

4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.

5 Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist, and faithfulness the belt around his loins.

6 The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.

7 The cow and the bear shall graze, their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder's den.

9 They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

10 On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples; the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall be glorious.


“Come, O Come”

(Bertram Sluys. © 2005 Bertram Sluys) Isaiah 7:14


O come, O come, Emmanuel

And ransom captive Israel

That mourns in lowly exile here

Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel


1. Emmanuel, God is with us. Son of Man, Anointed One.

The One who was, the One who is, the One who is to come.

The Father sits up in heaven. God supreme, omnipotent.

He promised us He’d come to live with us and give us life.


CHORUS: Come, oh come, Emmanuel, fellowship with us renew.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel, live with us that we may live with You.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel.


2. The perfect man God created meant to stay in touch with Him.

Relationships we broke in pride. Rebellion led to death.


CHORUS: Come, oh come, Emmanuel, fellowship with us renew.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel, live with us that we may live with You.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel.


BRIDGE: There’s no way we can come to You.

Without You we are as nothing.

Open up the way to Your life: communion with us forever.


CHORUS: Come, oh come, Emmanuel, fellowship with us renew.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel, live with us that we may live with You.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel.


Emmanuel.

Shall come to thee, O Israel

“Emmanuel”

Bob McGee, 1976 (c) 1976 C. A. Music


Emmanuel, Emmanuel

His name is called Emmanuel

God with us, revealed in us!

His name is called Emmanuel


Emmanuel, Emmanuel

His name is called Emmanuel

God with us, revealed in us!

His name is called Emmanuel


“Prepare Us Lord”

(Bertram Sluys. © 2021 Bertram Sluys)


Prepare our sight O Lord. Around us is the darkness

Come shine upon us that your light we see

For this we wait: your presence here among us

To recognize Emmanuel prepare our sight


Prepare our hearts O Lord. Throw down our cherished idols

And teach us how to worship you alone

For this we wait and seek your holy presence

To let your Spirit fill our lives, prepare our hearts


Prepare the way of the Lord Straighten the curves in the road

Fill in valleys, level mountains That our Lord may come


Prepare our hope O Lord For you the Word Incarnate

The sacrifice to free us from all sin

For this we wait: redemption through our Savior

Relationship with you restored, prepare our hope


Prepare the way of the Lord Straighten the curves in the road

Fill in valleys, level mountains That our Lord may come

That our Lord may come


Prepare our future, Lord. Your Kingdom’s consummation

Defeating every darkness, sin and death

For this we wait: life spent with you forever

For glory you’ve prepared for us prepare us Lord

For glory you’ve prepared for us prepare us 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 72:1-7, 18-19


1 Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king's son.

2 May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.

3 May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness.

4 May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor.

5 May he live while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

6 May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth.

7 In his days may righteousness flourish and peace abound, until the moon is no more.


18 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.

19 Blessed be his glorious name forever; may his glory fill the whole earth. Amen and Amen.


Offering


Doxology


Pastoral Prayer-Joys & Concerns


Scripture: Matthew 3:1-12


1 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming,

2 "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."

3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.' "

4 Now John wore clothing of camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

5 Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan,

6 and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

7 But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

8 Bear fruit worthy of repentance.

9 Do not presume to say to yourselves, "We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

10 Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

11 "I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."


“What Child is This?”

Hymn #179


What Child is this who, laid to rest,​

On Mary’s lap is sleeping?​

Whom angels greet​

with anthems sweet,​

While shepherds watch are keeping?​


This, this is Christ, the King,​

Whom shepherds guard​

and angels sing.​

Haste, haste to bring Him laud,​

The Babe, the Son of Mary.​


Why lies He in such mean estate​

Where ox and ass are feeding?​

Good Christian, fear;​

for sinners here​

The silent Word is pleading.​


This, this is Christ, the King,​

Whom shepherds guard​

and angels sing.​

Haste, haste to bring Him laud,​

The Babe, the Son of Mary.​


So bring Him incense,​

gold, and myrrh;​

Come, peasant, king to own Him.​

The king of Kings salvation brings;​

Let loving hearts enthrone Him.​


This, this is Christ, the King,​

Whom shepherds guard​

and angels sing.​

Haste, haste to bring Him laud,​

The Babe, the Son of Mary.​



“Let All the People Praise Thee”

Hymn #61


O magnify the Lord with me,​

Ye people of His choice.​

Let all whom He lendeth breath​

Now in His name rejoice.​

For love’s blest revelation,​

For rest from condemnation,​

For uttermost salvation,​

To Him give thanks.​


Let all the people praise Thee.​

Let all the people praise Thee.​

Let all the people praise Thy name​

For ever and for evermore.​


O praise Him for His holiness,​

His wisdom, and His grace;​

Sing praises for His precious blood​

Which ransomed all our race.​

In tenderness He sought us;​

From the depths of sin He bro’t us;​

The way of life then taught us.​

To Him give thanks.​


Let all the people praise Thee.​

Let all the people praise Thee.​

Let all the people praise Thy name​

For ever and for evermore.​


Had I a thousand tongues to sing,​

The half could ne’er be told​

Of love so rich, so full and free,​

Of blessings manifold;​

Of grace that faileth never,​

Peace flowing as a river​

From God, the glorious Giver.​

To Him give thanks.​


Let all the people praise Thee.​

Let all the people praise Thee.​

Let all the people praise Thy name​

For ever and for evermore.​


“All the Poor and Powerless”


All the poor and powerless​

And all the lost and lonely​

And all the thieves will come confess​

And know that You are holy​

And know that You are holy​

And all will sing out​

Hallelujah​

And we will cry out​

Hallelujah​

And all the hearts who are content​

And all who feel unworthy​

And all who hurt with nothing left​

Will know that You are holy​

And all will sing out​

Hallelujah​

And we will cry out​

Hallelujah​

And all will sing out​

Hallelujah​

And we will cry out​

Hallelujah​

Shout it​

Go on and scream it from the mountains​

Go on and tell it to the masses​

That He is God​

Shout it​

Go on and scream from the mountains

Go on and tell it to the masses That He is God

And We will sing out​

Hallelujah​

And we will cry out​

Hallelujah​


Scripture: Romans 15:4-13


4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

5 May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus,

6 so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

7 Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of the truth of God in order that he might confirm the promises given to the patriarchs,

9 and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, "Therefore I will confess you among the Gentiles, and sing praises to your name";

10 and again he says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people";

11 and again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples praise him";

12 and again Isaiah says, "The root of Jesse shall come, the one who rises to rule the Gentiles; in him the Gentiles shall hope."

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Message: Pastor Ryan


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​


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