November 29th, 2015

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FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
NOVEMBER 29, 2015
PRELUDE – Joshua Mazur, Organist
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
GREETING
Minister: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and
the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Minister: Let us offer each other the peace of Christ.
People: (Please greet your neighbor saying: “The peace of the Lord
be with you.”)
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE OF HOPE
Liturgist: We light this candle as a sign of the light of Christ. Advent
means coming. We are preparing ourselves for the day when the
nations will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears
into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore. —-Isaiah 2:4
ALL: Let us walk in the light of our Lord.
HYMN NO. 147 – “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (Red Hymnal)
CONFESSION OF SIN
O my God, I am sorry for my sins because I have offended you. I know I should love you above all things. Through the power of the Holy Spirit help me to do better and to avoid anything that might lead me to sin. Amen.
DECLARATION OF PARDON
GLORIA PATRI NO. Page 546 (Red Hymnal)
ANTHEM – (SOLOIST)
RESPONSIVE READING NO. 7, Psalm 27, Page 473 (Red Hymnal)
HYMN NO. 148 – Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Red Hymnal
GOSPEL LESSON – Mathew 3: 1-12, Pew Bible, Page 784
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON – “POLISHED UP FOR CHRISTMAS ” Dr. Don McGarity
APOSTLES’ CREED
Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING
OFFERTORY –
DOXOLOGY-Page 544 (Red Hymnal)
OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison) Dear Lord, may we always give our gifts to you as a thank offering for the magnificent gift of Jesus that you so generously gave to us. Amen.
HYMN NO. 151 – “Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus” (Red Hymnal)
BENEDICTION
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Minister: May Almighty God bless you the Father, the Son and the Holy
Spirit.
People: Amen.
Minister: Go in peace.
People: Thanks be to God.
CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE -Threefold Amen No.563
Amen, Amen, A—men
POSTLUDE –
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist – Ralph Moulder
*ALL WHO ARE ABLE MAY STAND

Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633)
Clerk – Jane Gay
Treasurer – Win Armstrong
Ministers – The Congregation
Organist – Joshua Mazur
Nursery Care-Janice Baldwin
A nursery is provided for infants through kindergartners during worship.
Office Manager- Win Armstrong

SESSION
Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017
Shana Albert Jeff Jackson Win Armstrong
Marty Genska Dan Wells Jane Gay
Phil Vellenga Ralph Moulder Melissa Srivibul

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