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Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Third Sunday in Advent

We Gather in God's Name

Opening Prayer Song=

"Advent Song of Joy"

Lighting of the Advent Candle

3rd Advent (pink)

Reader 1: Today we light three 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: The third Candle is called Joy, we cekebrate God's joy in our lives.

Reader 4: We seek God's Joy in troubled times.

Reader 1: Come, all is ready. Let the light of these candles, called HOPE, PEACE, and JOY bring brightness to your spirits.

[The first and second purple Advent Candles are lighted]

We Hear God's Word

1st Scripture Reading

Isaiah 11:1-10

=2nd Scripture Reading

Psalm 146

3rd Scripture Reading

"Romans 15:4-13"

4th Scripture Reading

"Matthew 3:1-12"

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 heavn.

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.


Closing Prayer Song

"Be Still and Know"

We Go in Peace

Passing of the Peace

Fellowship & Conversation