DOUGLASS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Bulletin for the Week of November 27th, 2022
First Sunday of Advent
Order of Service
Hymn of Praise: UMH #230 – “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (Verses 1-3)
Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy: Up to Restoration
Leader 1: I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
Leader 2: We are glad. Whether we drove in or climbed up, whether we logged on or tuned in. We are glad to be here in this community, with this family. It is a place of joyful hope, of radical welcome. It is a place where, together, we can wait in wondrous anticipation of the kingdom to come.
Leader 1: Many peoples shall come and say, “come, let us go to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that God may teach us God’s ways and that we may walk in Gods paths”
Leader 2: We light this candle as a sign of our hope, our joyous hope that we can be restored – our faith restored, our strength restored, our confidence restored, our joy restored as we watch and wait with all God’s people for the promise to be fulfilled.
Contemporary Hymn: UMH #211 – “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (verse1)
Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy 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. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Thanksgiving
New Testament Reading: Luke 1: 13-17
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God
Gloria Patri: UMH #70
The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Janet: “Visitations: Gabriel and Zechariah”
Closing Hymn: UMH #196 – “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
Announcements & Community Events
Bible Study & Sunday School: Join us Tuesday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
- The UWF would like to thank everyone who baked, brought, and worked our cookie and candle sale. We cleared $408.75.
- To all those who helped with the “hanging of the greens” last Sunday. And to Dean & Mike for setting up the manger display.
- The Community Thanksgiving was a huge success with all the many helpers; preparing food, serving food, and helping with the clean-up. All those who helped with the TEFAP distribution on Saturday.
Angel Tree & Christmas Food Boxes: The angels are on the tree and gifts need to be returned by Dec. 11th. Food boxes will be sorted on Dec. 13th and then handed out on Dec. 15th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
UWF Christmas Meeting: Please join the ladies in a fun meeting on Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 9”00 a.m., and be sure to bring your extra special white elephant gift.
Administrative Council Meeting: The final one for the year will be held 6:30 p.m. on Wed. December 7th
June Kittle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-27
Jay Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-27
Betty Barker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-01
Serving You Today:
Pastor: Janet Sutter
Liturgists: Dee Moran & Glenda Lindteigen
Pianist: Trish Brown