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SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY

December 5, 2021

GATHERING OF GODS PEOPLE

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PRELUDE                                                                   Gayle Schaeffer

LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES                                                                                 Landon Shenk

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS WE GREET OUR NEIGHBOR

INTROIT               O Come, All Ye Faithful                  Hymn No. 249

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Welcome today to this time of preparation.

Although we have been preparing for celebrations, We seek to prepare our hearts to receive Christ.

Get ready! The Lord is bringing to us Hope and Peace.

How wonderful – the Lord is showering us with Peace!

Open your hearts and let your spirits be quieted. Be at peace with the Lord.

Lord, prepare our lives and bring us peace. Amen.

*HYMN of PRAISE No. 259              “Angels, from the Realms of Glory

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH(inside Hymnal)                    The Apostles’ Creed

*GLORIA PATRI (inside Hymnal)

SILENT PRAYERS OF CONFESSION CONFESSION OF SIN

Holy God of the Most High, we confess that our feet have wandered from the way of peace into aimless detours and crooked diversions. We need the cleansing and refining that You alone can graciously give if ever we are to be made pure and blameless. Forgive our foolish sins and faithless deeds. Let Your tender mercies dawn upon us, that we may seek You and serve You without fear. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

The Lord has bared His Holy arm before all nations;

All the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

People of God, I assure you that you have been forgiven.

In Christ we receive the salvation of our God. Glory to God in the highest!

 

*HYMN No. 757                                                “Soon and Very Soon”

OFFERTORY, DEDICATION of OURSELVES and OUR GIFTS

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                       No. 815

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

ANTHEM                O Little Town of Bethlehem                            Hymn No. 250 FRIENDSHIP REGISTER:  JOYS and CONCERNS

PRAYER OF INTERCESSION AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

Hear our prayer, O Lord, Hear our prayer, O Lord; Incline Thine ear to us and grant us Thy Peace. Amen.

LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE OF PEACE                                                                                      Judy Gribble

CHILDREN’S ADVENT CANDLE OF PEACE                                                                                   Pastor James

PROCLAIMING THE WORD OF GOD

THE OLD TESTAMENT READING                                                                                  Malachi 3:1-4

The Word of Our Lord.     Thanks Be to God.

*THE GOSPEL READING                                                                                    Luke: 3:1-6

The Word of Our Lord.     Thanks Be to God.

MORNING MESSAGE:

Preparing the Way for The Christ In Christmas

SENDING FORTH GODS PEOPLE

*HYMN No. 277                                    “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

*CHARGE and BENEDICTION

*CHORAL BENEDICTION

God be with you till we meet again; By His counsels Guide, uphold you; with His sheep securely fold you; God be with you till we meet again.

POSTLUDE                                                               Gayle Schaeffer

* Indicates congregation should stand, if able.

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Third Sunday of Advent December 12, 2021

Sunday Worship Service 11 AM Adult Sunday School

9:45 AM in Sanctuary

Wed, December 8, 6:30 pm: Council Meeting

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Memory Verse

“Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.

And all people will see God’s salvation.’” Luke 3:5-6

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www.lwccsv.org

                                                                                          

Pastor James Boyette LIVING WATER CHRISTIAN CHURCH

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Living Water Christian Church

Making Your Case for Christ

New Adult Sunday School Series

Making Your Case for Christ is designed to equip you with practical tools to share the message of Christ’s love and salvation with others and use evidence that backs up Jesus' claims and credentials.

The six classes will help you discover how to:

  • Help your unsaved friends and family members open up to consider the case for Christ
  • Describe your own personal journey with Christ and how it has impacted you
  • Share with confidence about the biblical record of Christ—that Jesus was real
  • Present the evidence for the resurrection of Christ—that Jesus died and was raised to life
  • Explain the central message of Christ in an authentic and compelling way
  • Help your unsaved friends and family members respond to the truth of Jesus

Lee Strobel, bestselling author of The Case for Christ partners with Mark Mittelberg to help you become comfortable and confident in sharing your faith.

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Living Water Christian Church Bible Study The Book of Daniel

 Tuesday's at 7 pm

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1Join the Choir

See Music Director Gayle Schaeffer Choir practice after Worship

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Wed, December 8, 6:30 pm: Council Meeting

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

December 24, 2021 at 7:30 PM

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Coffee Hour: After Worship Service Sign-up Sheet in Upstairs Foyer

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