ORDER OF WORSHIP 11:00 AM December 9, 2018 Second Sunday of Advent Rev. Bill Knechtel, Pastor Jorja Fobes, Choir Director Sherry Patton, Pianist pulaskipres.com
ORGAN PRELUDE MEDITATION SILENT PRAYER
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE
ADVENT HYMN: #125 “Joy To The World” (1st & 2nd Verse only)
CALL TO WORSHIP
Pastor: It is good to praise the Lord, People: And make music to your name, Pastor: O Most High, People: To proclaim your love in the morning, Pastor: And your faithfulness at night.
INVOCATION AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
* HYMN: # 131 “Angels From The Realms of Glory”
*UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Pastor: The Lord be with you. People: And with your spirit. Pastor: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all. Let us pray: All: Lord, we believe in Thee; help Thou our unbelief. Lord, we love Thee; yet not with perfect hearts. Lord, we long for Thee; yet not with our full hearts. Lord, we trust in Thee; yet not with our whole soul and mind.O Lord Christ, help us that we may have Thy mind and Thy spirit. Cleanse our sinful selves, and make us into new men and women according to Thy will and for the sake of Thy glory. Amen.
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON AND HOPE
Pastor: Friends, this is the good news of the Gospel.
People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God.
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH: The Apostles’ Creed, Selection 716
CHILDREN'S MESSAGE / CHILDREN EXCUSED TO JR. CHURCH
JOYS AND CONCERNS
THE PASTORAL PRAYER
THE WORSHIP OF GOD THROUGH TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY THE OFFERTORY PRAYER
*HYMN: # 144 “How Great Our Joy”
SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 9:1-7
SERMON: A Child is Born
*HYMN: # 152 “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day”
*Those who are able, please stand
Everyone is invited to come Celebrate the birth of Christ Tuesday December 11th from 4:30-6:30pm
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM/DINNER- Our annual program and Christmas Dinner will be Sunday, December 16th. Meat, potatoes, vegetables and drink will be provided. Bring your own table service.
BIRTHDAY WISHES TO: Terri Gearheart December 10