November 29, 2015 ~ 10:30am
First Sunday of Advent
The People of Peace Church
Doug Bowen-Bailey, ASL Interpreter
Vicki Westrick, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Prelude by Dave Winchester
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
Lighting the Advent Wreath Candles ~ The Candle of Hope Gail Blum, John, Ian, & Aidan Erickson
Song “Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn”
(#107, 1st vs)
A reading from Jeremiah 33:14–16
*Opening Hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (#116)
*Responsive Prayer of Confession
Loving Creator, you call us to rejoice in your promise of the birth that is to come, but we are afraid.
You invite us into a world where justice and righteousness prevail, but we turn away in fear.
We long for an easy path into your promised world, but you warn us that there is no easy way.
Birth new life within us, that we may abide in your perfect love — the love that casts out fear.
Assurance of Pardon
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Psalms: Psalm 25:1–10
Special Music “Around the Corner”
God’s Word in the Gospel: Luke 21:25–36
Sermon “The Kingdom of God is Near”
Nathan Holst, Youth and Children’s Minister
Hymn “All Earth is Waiting” (#121)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Sharing Our Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (with debts), and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory “Over the Rainbow”
*The Thanksgiving “Doxology”
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise God, all creatures here below
Praise God for all that love has done.
Creator, Christ and Spirit, One.
*Prayer of Dedication
*Closing Hymn “The King of Glory Comes” (#9 P&W songbook)