Grace Presbyterian Church: Following Jesus, we love, welcome, and serve.

Grace Presbyterian Church WOrship Bulletin

December 4, 2022

Order of Worship

December 4, 2022 - Second Sunday of Advent
Reflecting the Sacred:  Sacred People
Rev. Dr. Joanne Sizoo, Pastor
Mary Louise Connor, Elder on Call

Grace Presbyterian Church
Following Jesus, we love, welcome, and serve.

This is a Story You Should Know       Half Notes Choir

Welcome and Announcements

Crossing the Threshold

 Rise Up, Come On and Get Ready!       Grace Notes Quartet

Call to Worship:  
O:   We pray for Love this day.
M:  We open to see the Sacred reflected in all things.
O:   We open to see each person
M:  as a gift of holy presence.
O:   This is the gift of the Christ Mystery,
M:  lighting the way to love.

Lighting the Candle of Love
              John & Debby Clasen (8:00); Brad & Camille Ward (10:15)

 **Opening Hymn of Love       #105  People Look East

**Advent Affirmation of Faith:
We believe in God, creator and lover of the earth, origin and destiny of us all.  We believe in Jesus the Christ—God coming to us in the fragile promise of a baby yet unborn—who emerges as the herald of hope, God's laughter in the face of despair. Plunged into death and hell, he broke free the captives, and is leading the way to the land of promise where justice and peace will flourish.  We believe in the Holy Spirit, who implants the seed of truth, brings us to birth as the body of Christ, and empowers us to confront and transform all that is corrupt, degrading and deceitful.  We believe in the coming reign of God. Announced by the Baptist, it has drawn near to us in Jesus, and will be consummated in the glorious marriage of earth and heaven, when all who have passed through the world's deep sorrow will be raised from the waters, robed in righteousness, and gathered into the joyous fulfillment of God's desire.   For the coming of that day on this day, we work and pray: Come, Lord Jesus, Come!

Anthem  (10:15 only)        Advent Fanfare           Grace Notes Choir
       Carey Quarles, trumpet and Grace Ringers
                                 
Time with Young Disciples (10:15 only)

Scripture                        Romans 15: 4-13 and Matthew 3: 1-12

Message

Anointed to Sacred Work       Community Cafe

Communion
 Invitation - Prayers of the People - Lord’s Prayer
Words of institution - Distribution of elements - Prayer

**Closing Hymn                         #666  O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright

**Benediction

**Choral Response
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, his name is called Emmanuel.
God with us, revealed in us, his name is called Emmanuel.

Postlude

**congregation standing in body or spirit