Sunday Bulletin

December 9, 2018

Our Approach To God

Welcome


Call to Worship: Lighting the Advent Candle – Peace

        Lorene MacKenzie

 

Leader: A voice in the wilderness cries out:

People: Prepare the way of the Lord.

 

Leader: Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill be

              made low.

People: the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways

              made smooth.

 

Leader: A voice in the wilderness cries out:

People: All people shall see the salvation of God! 

            We light the candle of Peace.

 

 

*Opening Hymn: #129 “Prepare the way, O Zion”

 

 

Kids Focus: The kids now go downstairs

                        preparing for the Christmas Pageant

                   

 

 THE WORD OF GOD PROCLAIMED

 

Old Testament Reading: Malachi 3:1-4 (Page 995)

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers…...Malachi

Reader: Rev. Bill Bynum

 

*Hymn of Praise: #128 “There’s a voice in the wilderness crying”

 

Responsive Reading: Psalm 16 (Page 546)

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers......Psalm…...Malachi

                                   Reader: Lorene MacKenzie

 

New Testament Reading: Luke 3:1-6 (Page 61)

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts............Revelation

                                   Reader: Lorene MacKenzie

                                               

*Hymn of Preparation: #126 “On Jordan’s bank”

 

 

Message: A Christmas Carol Starring Ruby Turpin


Anthem: “Jesus Christ the apple tree”

 

 

OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S WORD

 

Pastoral Prayer: (Prayer requests given to an Elder or the

          Minister, prior to worship will be included at this time)

 


Reception of Offering

Ways to Give: 

Envelope, P.A.R., canadahelps.org – Knox Preston Church

Asking people for money is giving them the opportunity to put their resources at the disposal of advancing the Reign of God.

Henri Nouwen, theologian (1932-1996)

*Dedication of Offering: (Hymn #661 vs. 1)

                       We give Thee but Thine own,

                       What-e’er the gift may be:

                       All that we have is Thine alone

                       A trust, O Lord, from Thee.

                       Amen.  

 

Opportunities for Witness and Service

 

*Peace of Christ: (Please turn to your pew neighbour and

                                 offer the blessing of the Peace of Christ

 


GOING FORTH TO SERVE GOD

 

*Hymn of Commitment: #115 “Hail to the Lord’s anointed”

 

*Benediction


*Choral Response: Go Now in Peace

 

  Postlude