Enter to Worship, Depart to Serve
Our Mission: "To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
WORDS OF WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS
+CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: As Mary entered the house of Zechariah and Elizabeth the child in Elizabeth's womb leaped for joy!
People: And as we enter your house today, O God, our hearts leap for joy just thinking of our Savior's birth.
Leader: Blessed is Mary among women, and blessed is the fruit of her womb.
People: And blessed are we, O God, to be called into the salvation of Mary's child.
+ HYMN “O Come, All Ye Faithful” #234 (vs. 1, 2, & 5)
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE
Dave and Peggy Johnson
CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (All Sing)
Light the Advent candle, three: Think of heavenly harmony; angels singing “Peace on earth” at the blessed Savior’s birth.Candle, candle, burning bright, shining in the cold winter night; candle, candle, burning bright, fill our hearts with Christmas light.
Time with Young Disciples
HYMN “To a Maid Engaged to Joseph” #215
SCRIPTURES Scripture Luke 1:39-45
Let us offer ourselves and our gifts to God.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
+ HYMN “Joy to the World” #246
+ SENDING FORTH WITH BLESSING
(+) Those who are able are invited to stand.