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COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

MORNING PRAYERS – 10:00 AM

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT | DECEMBER 5TH, 2021

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LIGHTING OF THE SECOND CANDLE - LOVE   

We light these candles as a sign of the coming light of Christ.

         In Christ, there is life and light for all people.

Now lift up your heads and rejoice: your Redeemer is drawing near.

Prepare the way of the Holy One! All flesh will see the salvation of God.

CALL TO WORSHIP  (based on the Gospel of Luke)   

   A messenger from God is coming.

         Prepare the way of the Lord.

   A new day of mercy is dawning.

         Prepare the way of the Lord.

   A voice is crying in the wilderness.

         Prepare the way of the Lord.

HYMN #482      “Baptized in Water"      Click HERE for Hymnal Worship

PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)

          There is a voice crying out in the wilderness of sin, yet God is calling us with Love.  We confess to You, O God, that even though You have sent us someone to show us the way, we are not prepared to welcome Your way of righteousness, justice and peace.  You show us the way to repentance, but we refuse time and time again.  You call us to accept Your reconciliation, but we show that we are divided and afraid.

         Forgive us as we forget our own baptism, pour out Your Spirit that we may be forgiven and ready to be cleansed through your mercy.  Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

RESPONSE      Thanks be to God. Amen.

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

   Our Peace comes from knowing how much God loves us in Jesus Christ. With God’s help, we try to love and forgive one another as Christ loves and forgives us. The peace of Christ be with you.

RESPONSE      And also with you.

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

SCRIPTURE READINGS           Luke 1:68-79 (pg. 70)

                                                      Luke 3:1-6 (pg. 72)

                                                                                                                                               

SERMON         "His Name is John"         Elder David R. Watts

 

 

ANTHEM

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH - 1983 Brief Statement of Faith      Click HERE for Hymnal Worship 

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD AND THE LORD'S PRAYER

OFFERING AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION

HYMN  #611      "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"       Click HERE for Hymnal Worship 

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

List of Concerns HERE