2nd Sunday of Advent…. December 6, 2020

Order of Worship


Prelude
Good Christian Men, Rejoice


Candle Lighting


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Hymn
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus


Call to Worship
Isaiah 40:1-11a (NRSV)

Pastor: Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.

Leader: Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.

Congregation: A voice cries out in the wilderness. Prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Leader: Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.

Congregation: Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

Leader: A voice says, “Cry out!” And I said, “What shall I cry?”

Congregation: All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field.

Leader: The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass.

Congregation: The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever.

Leader: Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings;

Congregation: Lift up your voice with strength O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings…

Leader: Lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!” See, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.

All: He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom


Children’s Video Clip
Anna and Simeon


Praising and Praying to the Lord


Hymn
In the Bleak Mid-Winter


Meditation on Prayer and Giving
One Small Child


Pastoral Prayer


Today’s Video


Today’s Scripture
Isaiah 40:1-11


Today’s Message
Preparation: He is Coming


Sending Forth


Hymn
Good Christian Men, Rejoice


Benediction