|"Let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise."|
TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH
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
|Call to Worship - Invocation|
| * Hymn #251
||"It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"|
| * Hymn #259
||"Angels from the Realms of Glory"|
||"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|
||"Manger Theme Medley"|
| * Hymn #292
||"Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne"|
|(Children 3rd Grade and under dismissed to Junior Church)|
| * Closing Hymn #737
||"Like a River Glorious"|
"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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and place it in the offering plate. Thank you.
We hope we will welcome you again soon!
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