PRELUDE:  Wachet auf – a Proclamation by A. D. Miller

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

PRAYER

HYMN:  It Came Upon the Midnight Clear [Carol]

PRAYER

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH:  Peace

INVITATION:  Light of Light (Coventry Carol)

Quartet:  Light of Light, we humbly pray; shine in our hearts today.  Dispel the gloom and dark of night; fill all the world with love and light.
Congregation:  Voices cry out from a world in grief; prayers of those who seek relief.  End their darkness, hear their call for peace on earth, goodwill for all.

RESPONSIVE LITANY:  Light of Peace

Leader:  Advent is a time to turn away from meaningless distractions.
People:  Prince of Peace, clear our minds and calm our hearts.
Leader:  Advent is a time to notice and count our many blessings.
People:  Prince of Peace, help us recognize all that is good in our lives.
Leader:  Advent is a time to let go of bitterness and resentment.
People:  Prince of Peace, make us slow to anger and quick to forgive.
Leader:  Advent is a time to spread peace to the world around us.
People:  Prince of Peace, open our eyes to the needs of others.

CANDLE LIGHTING

All singing:  Voices cry out from a world in grief; prayers of those who seek relief. End their darkness, hear their call for peace on earth, goodwill for all.
Quartet:  Peace on earth, goodwill for all.

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON: Luke 12:32-40

ANTHEM: Keep Your Lamps! Traditional Spiritual/arr. by Victor C. Johnson

Keep your lamps trimmed and burning, the time is drawing nigh.  Children, don’t get weary ‘til your work is done.  Soon this journey will be over, the time is drawing nigh.

SERMON:  “Settling into Uncertainty”

HYMN:  Come Now, O Prince of Peace [O-So-So]

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION AND WORDS OF INSTITUTION

PRAYER

RECEPTION

PRAYER

HYMN:  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing [Mendelssohn]

BENEDICTION

RESPONSE:  Arise, Shine Forth, O People arr. by Joy F. Patterson

Arise, shine forth, O people, rise clothed in floods of light! God’s glory shines upon you, puts earth’s deep shades to flight.  Though nations dwell in darkness and gloom the earth may veil, the brightness of God’s glory upon you shall prevail. [Isaiah 60:1, 2 paraphrased]

POSTLUDE:  Wake, Awake, For Night is Flying (BWV 645) by J. S. Bach

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