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Second Sunday of Advent December 9, 2018 THE CHURCH GATHERS TO WORSHIP GOD

THE CHURCH PROCLAIMS THE WORD OF GOD FIRST READING (pg. 778) …………………………….……………………………………………….…Malachi 3:1-4 SPECIAL MUSIC………………………….……………………………..………….…Mark Lowry and Buddy Green Mary, Did You Know?

CHIMING THE HOUR

SECOND READING (pg. 834) ………………..…………….………………………..…………….…………Luke 3:1-6

WORDS OF WELCOME ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE DAY THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH WITH THE CHILDREN

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O Come, thou Day-spring, come and cheer Our spirits by thine advent here; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, And death’s deep shadows put to flight. Rejoice, rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!

PRELUDE…………..…………………………………………………………………………………………..…David Leonard Come to Save Us

*CALL TO WORSHIP…………………………………...…...…………………………………….……Grant Whitehurst Leader: John came out of the wilderness to preach repentance: PEOPLE: HE PREACHES TO US STILL. Leader: Make straight the paths we now walk UNISON: AND PREPARE THE WAY OF GOD’S REIGN OF JUSTICE AND LOVE.

*WORSHIP HYMN…………………………………………………………………………………………..………Matt Maher Glory (Let There Be Peace)

*INVOCATION AND LORD’S PRAYER Holy God, you send us messengers to cleanse and refine us for your coming. Help us endure the mirror of the prophet’s message, that we may see you when you come suddenly among us; through Christ our Lord, who taught us to pray, saying, “Our Father, who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil; for Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever.” Amen *GLORIA PATRI.......………………………………………………...……….………...………………….…...…….…...CH. 35 Glory Be to the Father

MESSAGE…………………….….………………………………………………………….…Pastor Mark E. Poindexter SILENT MEDITATION MORNING PRAYER

THE CHURCH COMES TOGETHER AT THE LORD’S TABLE INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP OFFERTORY………………………………………………………………………………..…..Traditional German Carol Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

*DOXOLOGY…………………..…...……...…….…...……………..............................................................................CH. 46 Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING God of all that is, ever has been, and ever will be, receive these gifts of gratitude, the offering of our lives. Purify them with your refining fire that they may serve your purpose and shine with your glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen. COMMUNION INVITATION

COMMUNION HYMN……………………………………………….………………..….……Traditional English Carol What Child Is This

PRAYER FOR THE BREAD………………………………………….…………..………..………………….Uwe Scharf

PRAYER FOR THE CUP…………………………………………..………………………………………...Karen Hartzog

DISTRIBUTION OF THE ELEMENTS………….…………………………...……….………………Plainsong Carol O Come, O Come Emmanuel

The Lord’s Table is open for all people. Christ has set the table before us. It is by His invitation we are fed. You may eat the bread as it is passed and drink the cup at the conclusion of the Words of Institution.

WORDS OF INSTITUTION PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST Leader: PEOPLE:

The Peace of Christ be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU.

(Through an extended hand or open arms, share the Peace of Christ with each other).


THE CHURCH GOES FORTH TO SERVE GOD IN MISSION INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP *HYMN OF INVITATION…………………………………………………...……………………………….Chris Tomlin Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy)

Peace

During the singing of the Hymn of Invitation, we invite anyone wishing to become a Christian or wishing to unite with this congregation, to please come forward.

*TAKING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST INTO THE WORLD *BENEDICTION *POSTLUDE…………………………………………………………………………………………………..…David Leonard Come to Save Us

Children Preschool – 2nd grade may attend Children, Worship & Wonder Youth attend LIVE BIG! *PLEASE STAND AS YOU ARE ABLE

DIACONATE SERVING TODAY Fran Gray, Cindy Wallace, Demarea Colson, Bonnie Bour

Thank you for worshipping at West Side Christian Church today. We hope you received a blessing this morning, and that you will experience God’s presence in the week ahead. We look forward to seeing you next Sunday!

The Welcome Loaf

We offer a homemade loaf of bread to first time visitors as an expression of our appreciation for your presence. Please see a greeter at the door following worship to receive your loaf.

West Side is a Global Ministries Church You can now listen to a live stream of the Sunday morning worship service on your home computer by going to our website www.wscc-doc.church or on your smart phone or table by going to www.mixlr.com/westsideccdoc

West Side Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

535 Cherokee Road Portsmouth, VA 23701 757-488-0514 Website: www.wscc-doc.church Email: pastormark@westsideccdoc.org

Mark E. Poindexter, Pastor Kristen Schafer, Music Director

Bulletin - December 9, 2018  
Bulletin - December 9, 2018