Order of Service

"Let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise."
Hebrews 13:15


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Organist: Mrs. Linda Carlson

Pianist: Mrs. Vickie Daly

Song Leader: Mr. Jim McCarty

Usher: Mr. Song Kim

Pastor: Rev. Steve Carlson

Informal Moments
Call to Worship - Invocation
Quiet Time of Meditation
Choral Call to Worship
   * Hymn #251
"It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"
   * Hymn #259
"Angels from the Realms of Glory"
Children's Moment
"Away in a Manger"
The Second Sunday of Advent
"The Candle of Peace"
Congregational Prayer Concerns
Choral Call to Prayer — Silent Prayer
Pastoral Prayer - Lord's Prayer (spoken -debts)
   Prayer Hymn #250
"O Little Town of Bethlehem"
   * Doxology - Prayer of Dedication
Choir Selection
"Manger Theme Medley"
   * Hymn #292
"Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne"
(Children 3rd Grade and under dismissed to Junior Church)
Ephesians 2:11-18
"Real Peace"
   * Closing Hymn #737
"Like a River Glorious"
* Benediction
* 3-Fold Amen

* We stand to praise God

"The Candle of Peace"

Today we relight the candle of HOPE — Jesus is the Hope of the world. Today we also light the candle for the second Sunday in Advent. This is the candle of PEACE. As we prepare for the coming of Jesus, we remember that Jesus is our peace as well as our hope.

The prophet Isaiah wrote in Isaiah 9:6: "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

In the Gospel of John, chapter 14 verse 27, Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troulbed and do not be afraid." Jesus came to give us peace — peace with God and the peace of God.

Let us pray: Gracious God, grant that we may find peace as we prepare for our Lord's birth. First, may we find peace with You. Then may divisions in ourselves and in our families be peacefully resolved. May there be peace in our cities and in the countries of our world. Lord, let us remember that You only are the giver of lasting peace and that You are always with us. Amen.

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