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Payette United Methodist Church
First Sunday of Advent
November 29, 2020
Prelude Praise and Thanksgiving G. F. Handel
Welcome and Announcements
Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle
Interlude Pastorale J. S. Bach
Ringing the Church Bell
Call to Worship:
Responsive Reading Isaiah 40:28-31
Leader: Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
People: He will not grow weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Leader: He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
People: Even young people grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
All: But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Chorus Emmanuel, Emmanuel UMH #204
His name is called Emmanuel.
God with us, revealed in us,
His name is called Emmanuel.
Almighty God, who came to us long ago in the birth of Jesus of Nazareth,
“descend to us, we pray, cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today.”
We ask only for grace and strength to live as your faithful, joyful children
as we follow your Son in whose name we pray. Amen.
Hymn Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus UMH #196
Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set your people free;
From our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart.
Born thy people to deliver, born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever, now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thine own eternal spirit rule in all our hearts alone;
By thine all sufficient merit raise us to thy glorious throne.
Prayers of the People and The Lord's Prayer (in Unison)
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Message “Things We Did Not Expect” Isaiah 64:1-9
Hymn Joy to the World UMH 246
Joy to the world, the Lord has come!
Let earth receive her King;
let every heart prepare him room,
and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.
May the peace of the Lord Jesus go with you
wherever he may send you.
May he guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May he bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders he has shown you.
May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
Postlude Give Thanks Henry Smith
Announcements and Closing
Thank you for Worshiping with us today!
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