Cross Lanes United Methodist Church
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday's Bulletin

                 

Dec 10 bulletin – 11:00 – 2017  Children’s Christmas Musical

 

Gathering

 

Prelude

 

Greeting

 

Choral Processional

 

Call to Worship: (From Psalm 85)

            L:  I am listening to what the lord God is saying; he promises peace to us, his own

people,

            P:  If we do not go back to our foolish ways.

            L:  Surely he is ready to save those who honor him,

            P:  And his saving presence will remain in our land.

            L:  Let us gather before the Lord our God,

            P:  And sing praises to the One who promises hope!

 

Hymn # 220 “Angels From the Realms of Glory”

 

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath: (Read by Wreath Lighters)

We light this second candle as a symbol of proclamation.  May the Word sent from God through the prophets lead us to the way of salvation.  O Come, O come, Emmanuel!

 

Morning Prayer:  (Unison)

Loving God, as we light this second Advent candle and prepare for your birth, we know that things cannot continue like this.  Little by little we see our culture being eroded by fear, greed, social and economic inequity, as well as violence around every corner.  Our efforts to ignore the problems are not working.  Let the celebration of Christ’s birth give us the courage to open our eyes that we might see, and in seeing – respond.  Let your Holy Spirit renew us with hope that we might be part of the hope for your world.  In Christ we live and pray.  Amen.

 

Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-11

 

Announcements

 

Concerns and Celebrations

 

Pastoral Prayer

            Lord’s Prayer

 

Our Tithes and Offerings

 

Offertory

 

Doxology

 

Children’s Christmas Musical

 

Hymn # 240 “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

 

Benediction

 

Postlude