PRELUDE: Chorale Prelude: “In dulci jubilo” by J.S. Bach
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH: Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah
RESPONSE: Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah
PRAYER OF PRAISE
HYMN: Good Christian Friends, Rejoice [In Dulci Jubilo]
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
INTROIT: Rejoice and Sing by Anna Laura Page
Rejoice and sing, you children of God; He comes to us. Alleluia! He comes to us, our Savior and King! Alleluia! Rejoice! He comes to us! Rejoice and sing! Alleluia! Rejoice and sing!
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
ANTHEM: The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me by Edward Elgar
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord; to give unto them that mourn a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations, as the earth bringeth forth her bud. [Isaiah 61:1-3, 10-11]
SERMON: “Waiting to Welcome the Arrival of Grace, Part Three”
HYMN: Joy to the World [Antioch]
HYMN: Angels We Have Heard on High [Gloria]
BENEDICTION RESPONSE: Come, Lord Jesus by Anna Laura Page
Come, Lord Jesus. Come and save us. Bring forth Your light into our world of darkness. Amen.
POSTLUDE: Improvisation on “Gloria” by Michael Burkhardt
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