Dec 19 – Rev Young Tae Choi

The Fourth Sunday in Advent

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning we welcome the Rev. Young Tae to lead us in Worship.

Welcome & Announcements

Third Advent Liturgy, Advent Reading & Lighting of the Candle (Debbie Margueratt)
L: Love is a gift of God.
P: Love burns in our hearts.
L: Love is warmth in a world that is often bitter and cold.
P: In Jesus Christ, we receive God’s gift of love.
(the candle is lit)
L: Let us pray:
P: Source of light, shine in our lives
and in your world with your unending love.
Through Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.

The Call to Worship:
God who spoke to Mary and Elizabeth,
speak Your Word to us now.
God who blessed them with new life,
bless us with great expectation.
God who gave them songs of praise to sing,
receive our joyful praise.
God who loves beyond all measure,
we are here to worship You with hearts full of love

Hymn: Oh, Come all ye Faithful                                159

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Children’s Time (Ella Marie Weerts & Emily Nordine with Ukulele)

Scripture Reading: Genesis 12:1; Luke 1:45; Galatians 3:7-9

Sermon: “Beyond the Thick Fog”

Hymn: To the Maid Whose Name was Mary      130

Offering

Doxology & Dedication
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above the Heavenly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost

 The Prayer of the People, Prayer of Thanksgiving &

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;
and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Amen

 Hymn: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing                            139

Benediction

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.

Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men