ORDER OF SERVICE – December 19, 2021 Advent IV- In Person and on Zoom
Welcome and Announcements – Annabelle Dravid
Call to Worship: Lighting of the 4th Advent Candle (Love) – Mickson & Divina Addo
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 of love 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.
Gathering Prayer – Arona Bridgebassie
Prayer of Adoration – Richard Dravid
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Merciful God, our baptism proclaims the washing away of our sin and the start of our new life in Christ.
But we confess that we still live in sin.
We sin against you and one another, in what we do and in what we fail to do.
We take comfort in familiar habits and traditions and resist the “new thing” that you are doing.
Forgive us when we mistake the comfort of familiarity for the peace you offer us in Christ Jesus. Prepare our hearts to embrace new ways of following him, for we pray in his name. Amen
O.T. Scripture: Psalm 136: 1-9 – Natasha Rambarran
Gospel: Luke 1:26- 33; 2: 4-14 – Natasha Rambarran
The Message: The Greatest Love of All
Prayer of the people and the Lord’s Prayer
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Hymn: Go Tell it on the Mountain
Closing Hymn: Go Now In Peace