FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
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
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
MUSICAL OFFERING “Prepare the Royal Highway” Susie Krueger
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
CLOSING HYMN “Who Would Think That What Was Needed” #153 New Century
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