|Sunday, December 8, 2013 11:00 A.M.
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Lillian Reckner, organist Eddie Bittinger, pianist
Jonathan C. Moon, pastor
Preparing to Hear the Word
*Indicates, please stand if able.
*PROCESSIONAL/BRINGING THE LIGHT OF GOD-
“This is the Day”
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVER-SARIES
*CALL TO WORSHIP - Book of Worship
O God our Father, you have brought us again to the glad season when we celebrate the
birth of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Grant that his Spirit may be born anew in our hearts this day and that we may joyfully
welcome him to reign over us.
Open our ears that we may hear again the angelic chorus of old.
Open our lips that we, too, may sing with uplifted hearts.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill toward all;
Let the star of your hope touch the minds of all people with the bright beams of mercy
and truth; and so direct our steps that we may ever walk in the way revealed to us, as
the wise men walked with joy to the manger where he dwelled,
Who now and ever reigns in our hearts, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*HYMN “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” UMH 211
ADVENT WREATH - In Honor of the Carpenter Family
Jonathan and Jenna Moon
-Lighting the Candle of PEACE-
-PASSING THE PEACE AND JOY OF CHRIST-
Praying and Proclaiming the Word
Sharing Our Joys and Concerns
Prayer Chorus “On Eagle’s Wings” UMH 143
Moments of Silent Prayer
The Prayers of God’s People
The Lord’s Prayer
If you feel the need, please know
that you may come forward and kneel
and pray at the altar rail during our time of prayer.
MOMENTS WITH OUR CHILDREN
The children may be excused to Children’s Church
During this Choir Anthem
FIRST READING ISAIAH 11:1-9
SECOND READING 2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-9
The Word of God for the people of God.
THANKS BE TO GOD FOR THE LIVING WORD.
SERMON: “A Light in the Darkness” Jonathan Moon
Responding to the Word & Taking It Into the World
WORSHIPING GOD WITH OUR GIFTS
If you will be doing something this week that you would like to offer to God, we invite
you to write it on one of the blank index cards in the pew racks and drop it in the
offering plate as it comes by.
*Doxology UMH 94
*Prayer of Dedication
*CLOSING HYMN “This Little Light of Mine” UMH 585
*BENEDICTION & ORGAN CHIMES
Shalom to you now, shalom my friends.
May God’s full mercies bless you, my friends.
In all you living and through your loving,
Christ be your shalom, Christ be your shalom.
WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT McHENRY UMC!
THIS WEEK @ McHENRY UMC
Thursday, 7 pm………..….….…….………Choir Practice
Sunday 10:00 am ................................Sunday School
Sunday, 11:00 am…………......…….................Worship
Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 pm….. Viewing of Delos Carpenter
-Newmans Funeral Home, Grantsville
Monday 11am…………….. Funeral of Delos Carpenter
-Maranatha Assembly of God, Grantsville
indicates a new or updated prayer concern
Edwin Austin - Danny Bietzel - Family of Michael Bowman Nathan Bradley - Jason
Brewer & family - Thelma Brandt - Edith Brock - Sandy Brown, & Nick Tyler,
Stephanie Owens - Sharon Buckel - Norman Burns - The Family of Delos Carpenter -
Carol Clark - Coutelle Family – Lori Quinn Cummings - Marc DeBoeser - Jay Deiner -
Thelma and Bill Emory – Dianna Everd - Judy Fazenbaker - Mary Foley -Audrey
Frazee - Family of Rev. Warren Friend - Angela Garlitz - Vivian Graeves – Jim
Glotfelty - James Halls - Esther Holler - David Holley - Leana Harvey - Jerry
Humberson - Chris Jones & Family - Richard Keller - Jenny Ketchel - Jim Law –
Lorna - Shauna Lusk - Lloyd Mason and family - Virginia Mason – Peggy Nine –
Dotti Opal - Amy and Amilia Paugh - Audra Sahin & Family - Don Savage - Pat
Schroyer – Dwight South - Donna Tasker - Linda Thomas - William & Lora Trail -
Janet Tressler - Uncle Jay and his family - Mary Walcek - The Family of Mildred
Weir - Gordon Wright - Our Church, Our Pastor, and Our Leaders - Our Local, State,
& Federal Government – Members of the 243rd Engineering Support Platoon & All
Serving in our Armed Forces --
McHENRY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
477 Mosser Rd., McHenry, MD 21541/ 301-387-9059
-The peace and joy of Christ be with you this coming week!
Christmas Program Practice
Christmas Program: Dec 22nd
THE PEOPLE OF GOD AT WORSHIP
McHenry United Methodist Church