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'''Sunday, June 5, 2022
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===Sunday, December 4, 2022===
  
The Day of Pentecost'''
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===Second Sunday of Advent===
  
 
=We Gather in God's Name=
 
=We Gather in God's Name=
  
====Call to worship (based on Acts 2:1-4) ====
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====Opening Prayer Song====
All together in one place;
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"Breath of Heaven"
they heard the rush of a violent wind;
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it filled the entire house.  
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQjmEndev_0 Click here to view the video at YouTube.com]
Divided tongues, as of fire,
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appeared and rested on each of them;
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=We Light The Second Advent Candle=
they were filled with the Holy Spirit.  
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Amen.
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Reader 1: Today we light two candles- the first Candle is called HOPE and it is a reminder that God's promises are true.
====Opening Prayer====
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Spirit of God, we build walls and barriers. We assume and
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Reader 2: The second Candle is called PEACE, God's gentle loving peace for our lives.
stereotype. We devalue difference and stick with what is  
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known and familiar. Forgive our lack of courage. Embolden us
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Reader 3: We seek God's peace in this time of stress.
to cross boundaries of difference. Fill us with your Holy Spirit
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that gathers us together and calls us to community. Amen.  
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Reader 4: Come, all is ready. Let the light of this these candles, called HOPE and PEACE, bring brightness to your spirits.
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[The first and second purple Advent Candles are lighted]
  
=We Hear God's Word=
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==We Hear God's Word==
  
 
====First Scripture Reading====
 
====First Scripture Reading====
"Acts 2:1-21"
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"Isaiah 11:1-10"
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*[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+2%3A1-21&version=NIV Click here to read the passage at BibleGateway.com]
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*[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+11%3A1-10&version=NIV Click here to read the passage at biblegateway.com]
  
====Second Scripture Reflection====
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====Second Scripture Reading====
"Psalm 104:24-34, 35b"
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"Psalm 72"
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*[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+104%3A24-34%2C+35b&version=NIV Click here to read the passage at BibleGateway.com]
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*[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+72&version=NIV Click here to read the passage at biblegateway.com]
  
====Third Scripture Reflection====
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====Gospel Reading====
"Romans 8:14-17"
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"Matthew  3:1-17"
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*[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+8%3A14-17&version=NIV Click here to read the passage at BibleGateway.com]
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*[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+3%3A1-17&version=NIV Click here to read the passage at biblegateway.com]
 
 
====Fourth Scripture Reflection====
 
"John 14:8-17 (25-27)"
 
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*[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14%3A8-17&version=NIV Click here to read the passage at BibleGateway.com]
 
  
 
=We Respond in Prayer=
 
=We Respond in Prayer=
 
 
====Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession====
 
====Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession====
 
Please stand when offering a prayer, so others will know you have the floor.
 
Please stand when offering a prayer, so others will know you have the floor.
  
 
====The Lord's Prayer====
 
====The Lord's Prayer====
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
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Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  
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Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.   
 
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.   
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Give us this day our daily bread,  
 
Give us this day our daily bread,  
and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
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and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
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Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,  
 
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,  
for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. 
 
Amen.
 
  
===Closing Prayer===
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for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever.
  
God who gathers us, on this Pentecost Sunday, in this season
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Amen.
of the Spirit and summer, as the days grow humid and the
 
sun blazes hot, grant us a cool breeze of relief and the
 
patience of a planted seed. May we grow in faithfulness in
 
the dark, rich soil of Word and worship. May the timing of our
 
growth coincide with your created order. May we bloom in
 
righteousness as the sun rises high and the crops grow tall.
 
 
 
Peaceful Spirit, in this season of war and violence, as bombs
 
fall on the innocent, grocery shoppers are gunned down,
 
children run for their lives, and refugees flee their homes in
 
search of safe haven, save us from evil and free us from our
 
addiction to violence and weapons of destruction. Bend the
 
arc of the universe towards justice. Inspire us with courage
 
to resist the evil of racism, to proclaim your inclusive love, to
 
root out the enemies of righteousness, to persist for peace.  
 
  
Open our hearts and minds by the power of your Spirit, Holy
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===Closing Prayer Song===
God, that we might hear and receive the message you intend
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"Dona Nobis Pacem"
for us today. Amen.  
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=We Go in Peace=
 
=We Go in Peace=

Latest revision as of 17:26, 4 December 2022

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Second Sunday of Advent

We Gather in God's Name

Opening Prayer Song

"Breath of Heaven"

We Light The Second Advent Candle

Reader 1: Today we light two candles- the first Candle is called HOPE and it is a reminder that God's promises are true.

Reader 2: The second Candle is called PEACE, God's gentle loving peace for our lives.

Reader 3: We seek God's peace in this time of stress.

Reader 4: Come, all is ready. Let the light of this these candles, called HOPE and PEACE, bring brightness to your spirits.

[The first and second purple Advent Candles are lighted]

We Hear God's Word

First Scripture Reading

"Isaiah 11:1-10"

Second Scripture Reading

"Psalm 72"

Gospel Reading

"Matthew 3:1-17"

We Respond in Prayer

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Please stand when offering a prayer, so others will know you have the floor.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,

for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever.

Amen.

Closing Prayer Song

"Dona Nobis Pacem"

We Go in Peace

Passing of the Peace

Fellowship & Conversation