Manton UMC
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Sunday Bulletin - Dec 22

 
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✟  Indicates to stand (for those who are able)
 
Prelude
 
Welcome and Greeting
Please sign the fellowship folders and pass them down your row and to the back.
 
Lighting of the Advent Candles
 
✟   Opening Worship Song Let It Rise
Lighting of the Candles
 
Unison Opening Adven (UMH#201)
 
P:  Merciful God, you send your messengers the prophets
P:  to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation.
P:  Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins,
P:  that we may celebrate aright the commemoration of the nativity,
P:  and may await with joy the coming in glory of Jesus Christ our Redeemer;
P:  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
P:  One God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 
✟  Praise songs: What A Glorious Night
  Its Christmas
 
(Please pass your prayer concerns to the aisle during the last song)
 
Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer (printed on the back of the bulletin)
 
Choir Anthem A Joyful, Jubilant Song
 
Children’s Time
Junior Church is downstairs following Children's Time
 
✟  Hymn #240  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
 
Scripture:  Psalm 30:1-5,   11-12
The Message: "Almost or Altogether: Joy” Pastor Jeff Swainston
 
Offertory
Offertory Prayer
 
✟  Hymn #251  Go, Tell It on the Mountain
 
✟  Dismissal With Blessing
 
 
 
On this fourth Sunday in Advent, we sincerely welcome all who have come to worship.
May Christ the Lord touch us with his grace, so that we may each be refreshed in mind,
renewed in spirit and filled with the love of God.
 
 
Those Assisting with our Service
Pianist: Carla Shore
Worship Leader: Sandi Moffit
Junior Church: Liesel Beck
Fellowship: Ruth Ward/Jane Fleming
Counters: Penny and Char
 
 
 For a full copy of today's bulletin click here.