Join us this Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 for worship at 10:00 am. Pastor Gary van Leeuwen will be leading us in the morning service. 

In the morning service we will be celebrating communion.  If you are worshipping with us, know that if you believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins and if you seek to serve him as your Lord, please join us in this celebration. 

During the offering time we are welcoming Andy Uyl to speak about his work with an orphanage in Dominican Republic. 

Our regular evening service has been cancelled so that we can join with the churches of the Blyth and area for a community Advent Service.  This service will be held today at Trinity Anglican Church here in Blyth at 4:00 pm.  Please join us as we worship together.

We welcome everyone to worship with us!    

Services will continue to be live streamed also.   Have a blessed Sunday.

 

WORSHIP SERVICE ~ 10:00 AM

Prelude

     Welcome and Announcements

*   Song of Praise #93(LUYH)  Go, Tell It on the Mountain

*   Call to Worship

Let us praise our Lord Jesus Christ.

Alleluia! Jesus is coming!

At Christmas Jesus came as a baby.

Alleluia! Jesus has come!

He came to be like us because he loves us.

Alleluia! Jesus was here!

He came to save us from our sin.

Alleluia! Jesus died for us!

He died, rose from the dead, and lives in heaven.

Alleluia! Jesus is King!

He will come again because he loves us.

Alleluia! Jesus is coming!

Come, Lord Jesus.

Alleluia! Jesus is coming again.!

*   God’s Greeting

     Advent Readings

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:18-21

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.  For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

Reading

Jesus is coming again.  When he left this earth almost 2000 years ago, ascending into heaven, he had finished the work he was sent to do: he overcame the power of sin and defeated the forces of darkness.  Yet, while the victory is assured, we still feel the presence of sin, for our lives have not been made perfect. When Jesus returns, we will know the completeness of salvation, and we will experience with joy what Jesus is even now preparing for us, a home with him forever.

We light this candle, the candle of joy, for we know that one day we will see Jesus face to face.

Lighting of the Advent Candle

Prayer

Come quickly, Lord Jesus, so that we can see you face to face.  Come quickly and make all things new.  Come quickly, Lord Jesus so that we may experience the glories of eternal life.  Amen.

*   Song: #81(LUYH)  Angels from the Realms of Glory

     Celebration of Communion

         Meaning of Communion

         Prayer of Confession

*       Song:  Come As you Are

         Profession of Faith – Apostles’ Creed

         Invitation

         Celebration of Communion

         Prayer of Thanksgiving

*       Song of Praise/Thanksgiving #537(LUYH)  Open the Eyes of My Heart                  

     Children’s Time

     Scripture Reading: Matthew 24:1-14

     Message: A Successful King

     Prayer

*   Song of Response #553(LUYH)  How Great Thou Art

     Offertory Prayer

     Offering:  (1)  Church     (2)  World Renew (CRCNA)

     Prayer for God’s People and World

*   Song of Commitment #76(LUYH), 1,3,4  O Come, All Ye Faithful

*   Benediction

*   Doxology #965(LUYH)  Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow