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Prelude   Prelude: O Come, O Come Emmanuel; Gerald Near (b. 1941)

 

Special Music Amazing Grace

Children’s Bell Choir

 

                                     

ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING  

HYMN #314 Longing for Light

congregation sings refrain

The Light shines in the darkness,

but the darkness has not overcome it.

During Advent our weary souls seek God’s daily strength.

The Lord gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

We grow weary when fear overshadows faith.

The Lord gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

We grow weary when destructive actions erupt in the world around us.

The Lord gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

For all of us feeling weary this Advent season:

Grant that we might have the peace of Christ as we wait, the love of Christ

as we act, and the grace of Christ as we speak.

lighting of the second candle Robert, Ann and James Stross

Today we light two candles. The first candle illuminates patience in the areas of our lives where God has called us to wait. The second candle extends the promise of strength to all who feel weary and weak in the shadows of this world. As we continue our Advent journey, may our hope be kindled as the light grows brighter.

                                                                             

 

                             

GREETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

JOYS AND CONCERNS

OFFERING OF GIFTS AND PRAYERS  

 

Offertory     “Advent Canticle”  arr. Douglas E. Wagner

                  St. Andrew’s Choir

        Hymn #606   Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

        Prayer of Dedication

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION       

HYMN #286 Breathe on Me, Breath of God (v. 1-3)

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

 

HYMN #583   Gloria, Gloria

Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Gloria, Gloria, alleluia, alleluia!

 

PASSING OF THE PEACE

The peace of the Lord be with you.    And also with you.

 

SCRIPTURE:    Ezekiel 37:1-14

 

                                                   

SERMON     Hope in the Valley

 

HYMN #733 We All Are One in Mission    

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

 

ORDINATION PRAYER

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, the power and the glory forever.  Amen.

HYMN #93 Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

CHARGE & BENEDICTION  

 

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

HYMN#92 While We Are Waiting, Come (v.2)
Postlude                  Postlude: Concerto in a minor, BWV 593, I. [Allegro]; Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)       

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