December 5, 2021-Second Sunday of Advent

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Watertown, Wisconsin Rev. Stephen W. Welch, Interim Pastor Second Sunday of Advent December 5, 2021 10:00 a.m. Worship “Jesus doesn’t reject anyone; neither do we!” RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS CALL…

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FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Watertown, Wisconsin
Rev. Stephen W. Welch, Interim Pastor
Second Sunday of Advent
December 5, 2021 10:00 a.m. Worship

“Jesus doesn’t reject anyone; neither do we!”
RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO SILENCE AND REFLECTION

PRELUDE “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” Susie Krueger
CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN “With Joy Draw Water” (vs. 1-4) #109 New Century
INVOCATION

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE – LOVE
ADVENT CANDLE RESPONSE: “We Light a Candle”

CONFESSION OF SIN
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS AND PARDON

FAMILY TIME: -Melissa Mattke
HEBREW SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 11: 1-9 (CEB)

THE GOSPEL LESSON: Luke 3: 1-6 (CEB)
SERMON: “Wolves and Sheep??? Get Real!” Rev. Stephen Welch

HYMN “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (vs. 1-3) #116 New Century
PASTORAL PRAYER AND PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH
PRAYER OF OUR SAVIOR

OFFERING INVITATION
MUSICAL OFFERING “Prepare the Royal Highway” Susie Krueger
PRAYER OF DEDICATION

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
INVITATION
COMMUNION PRAYER
WORDS OF INSTITUTION

CLOSING HYMN “Who Would Think That What Was Needed” #153 New Century
BENEDICTION
BENEDICTION RESPONSE: “Go Now in Love & Peace”
POSTLUDE “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks” Susie Krueger

All rights reserved. Permission to reprint and stream music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-714559

Of the Father’s Love Begotten; Plainsong, 13th Century, arr. John Carter; Copyright © 1987 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL. 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

With Joy Draw Water; Tune: ST. COLUMBIA, Irish Traditional Melody, harm. Charles V. Stanford; Text: Anne McKinstry; Words Copyright © 1986; rev. 1993 Anne McKinstry.

We Light a Candle; Words and Music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan; Copyright © 2016 Worldmaking.net All rights reserved. Used by permission.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; Tune: VENI EMMANUEL, Melody from a 15th Century French “Processional”, arr. Thomas Helmore; Text: Psalteriolum Cantionum Catholicarum, based on ancient antiphons from Advent Vespers, Transl. John Mason Neale and others, alt. transl. Henry Sloane Coffin; PUBLIC DOMAIN

Prepare the Royal Highway; arr. Curt Oliver; Copyright © 1996 Augsburg Press

Now Is the Time Approaching; Tune: WEBB, George J. Webb; Text: Jane Laurie Borthwick; PUBLIC DOMAIN

Go Now in Love and Peace; Patrick M. Liebergen; Copyright © 1992 Jubilate Publishing, Co.

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks; PROMISED LAND, arr. Mark Hayes; Copyright © 2003 Alfred Publishing Co.

Advent candle photo by Thomas Kinto on unsplash.com

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