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December 4 2022 Worship Service

December 4 2022 Worship Service
Published by Marlene Lynes on Tue, Dec 6, 2022 10:29 AM
Worship Service

WORSHIP SERVICE:
Second Sunday in Advent - Joy
Accompanist:   For the King
Preaching:  Pastor John Moelker 
Serving Elder: Lucille Koopman
Host: Freda Schaafsma 

Prelude
Welcome                                                                      

GOD GATHERS US INTO HIS PRESENCE WITH JOY   
“Joyful, Joyful , We Adore Thee”  LUYH#581 

GOD CALLS US TO WORSHIP 

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE - Joy
*Song - Hope is a star (solo) verse 2 
*God’s Greeting
* “How Great our Joy”  LUYH#90
Baptism of Abraham Geerlinks.
Bible & Certificate Presentation
“Away in a Manger”  LUYH#86                        
 (children ages 3-11 dismissed for Sunday school)
Congregational Prayer                                                                                             

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD    
God's Word to Us:  Isaiah 40:1-11
     Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.    
    All:  Thanks be to God!   
Sermon:  Regaining Lost Joy! 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD WITH GRATITUDE   
* Song of Response: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Offering:    Work of the Deacons,
                 Church Budget 
Offering Prayer
Preparation for the LORD’s Supper 

GOD SENDS US OUT WITH HIS BLESSING 
"Meekness and Majesty”  LUYH#157 

(Please allow individuals with mobility challenges to exit the sanctuary first)    * = Please stand if able
LUYH = Lift up your hearts hymnal