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PRELUDE – Dustin Tatro, Organ
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER Rev. Steve Patterson
HYMN UMH 206 “I Want to Walk as the Child of the Light”
ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING the Hughes Family
RESPONSE UMH 211 v2 “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Claudia Anderson
PASSING THE PEACE
MORNING PRAYER Dr. John
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THE LORD’S PRAYER
ANTHEM “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming with The Rose by Praetorius/McBroom/Johnson” Chancel Choir with Madison Schwartz Jones
* Prerecorded Video
SCRIPTURE & SERMON Rev. Steve
Promises of God: Hope
Luke 1:26-38 –
It was a tough situation for Mary and under similar circumstances, most of us would have asked the Lord to find someone else to do this job. But not Mary. Her answer to the angel was a model of real faith and real hope. Like Isaiah before her, she said, “Here am I. I am the Lord’s servant,” she said. “Let it be to me according to your word.” In Mary, we see powerful portraits of Christian hope painted with three bold strokes.
1). Mary Heard God’s Voice
2). Mary Obeyed God’s Will
3). Mary Trusted God’s Power
Invitation to Holy Communion
The Great Thanksgiving
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Blessing the Bread and Cup
OFFERTORY PRAYER Dr. John
OFFERTORY RESPONSE HYMN UMH 431 “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
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BENEDICTION Rev. Steve
POSTLUDE -Jeanine Wheeler, Piano