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December 9, 2018 – Second Sunday of Advent     

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

Scripture: Esther 4:1-17 (pp. 439-40, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “For if you keep silence at such a time as this, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another quarter, but you and your father’s family will perish. Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this.”  (Esther 4:14)  

Message: Esther

Theme: For such a time as this, Esther was made queen.

Hymns We Will Sing:

          *HYMN (verse 2, Insert)       “Advent Song”   (LIGHT THE ADVENT CANDLE)

          *HYMN #108         “Of the Father’s Love Begotten”  (DIVINUM MYSTERIUM)

          *HYMN #357            “The Days Are Surely Coming”          (LLANGLOFFAN)

 

Prayer of the Day: God, you can bring blessing even from disaster. Train us to see where you are at work in the world, and where our presence can further your will in the world. Amen.

 

December 2, 2018 – First Sunday of Advent

 

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; 3:17-19 (pp. 856-8. Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? Why do you make me see wrong-doing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. (Habakkuk 1:2-3)   

Message: Faith as a Way of Life

Theme: The prophet, grieved by injustice/suffering watches for God’s reply.

Hymns We Will Sing:

*HYMN (verse 1, Insert)       “Advent Song”  (LIGHT THE ADVENT CANDLE)

          *HYMN #82             “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”   (HYFRYDOL)

          *HYMN #529          “Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether”           (UNION SEMINARY)

 

Prayer of the Day: Faithful God, you proved your faithfulness to your people when they cried out to you in distress. Be present in our distress, and show us how to be faithful to you in the midst of suffering.

November 25, 2018 (Reign of Christ)

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

Hymns We Will Sing:

  • *HYMN #1  “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!” (NICAEA)
  • *HYMN #32  “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” (ELLACOMBE)
  • *HYMN #817 “We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight” (DUNLAP’S CREEK)

Prayer of the Day: God of cleansing, you showed the people of Israel how to behave in ways that honor you and your people. Show us how to behave so that your world might be blessed through our actions. Amen.