Order of Worship
December 9, 2018
Awakening to God's Goodness
GOD GATHERS US
Music for Reflection and Praise
Welcome (please pass the friendship books)
Call to Worship
A voice calls out in the wilderness--
in the middle of our loneliness and grief,
from our place of vulnerability,
Prepare the way of the Lord!
Stay alert for something good --
the rough path being smoothed!
Glory dawning in the dark valley!
Let us turn our hearts toward tenderness.
Let us open our minds to grace.
Let us awaken to God’s Goodness
and sing praise to the God of our salvation!
Hymns: #176 HWB (blue) Comfort, comfort O my people
Lighting of the Advent Candle: Elvia and Zuly Rodriguez
#174 HWB (blue) Bless’d be the God of Israel
GOD SPEAKS TO US
Sharing with the children
Hymn: #56 HWB (blue) Awake, arise, O sing a new song
Scripture reading: Luke 1: 68-79; 3: 1-6
Message: A Call to the Wilderness
Hymn: #590 HWB (blue) The care the eagle gives her young
Sharing and Prayers of the People
Offering our Gifts
Prayer of Thanksgiving
GOD GOES WITH US
Hymn: #371 HWB (blue) Let there be light, Lord God (v. 1,2,3)
Music for Reflection Doris Bewley
Worship Leader Karla Stoltzfus Detweiler
Song Leader Nathan Swartzendruber
Scripture Reader Marcia Widmer
Proclaimer Karen Martens Zimmerly
Sharing with the children Mary Forney
Offertory Advent choir, Alisa Kandel, director
Ushers Noreen & Ken Gingerich
Hakim Issah, Eli Ours
Toddler Care* Sarah & Chad Showalter
Greeters Doris Nafziger
Sound Jon Hershberger
Librarian Carolyn Turvey
Visuals Cindi & Roger Schrock, Elaine Yoder