DOUGLASS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Bulletin for the Week of December 5th, 2021

Second Sunday of Advent

Order of Service

Announcements

Prelude

Welcome/ Opening Prayer

Hymn of Praise: UMH #220 – “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (Verses 1,2,3,4)

Advent Candle Lighting – Peace
Speaker 1: Fire burns. It hurts. It can destroy. Fire also gives warmth and light. The coming of Christ is both a day of judgement and a day of promise. Two candles, flickering brightly, help us remember that the coming of Christ has many meanings.

Speaker 2: “ Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other. Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky” (Psalm 85:10-11). The first two candles are lit.

Speaker 1: Light two candles; see them glow Brightly, so that all may know How two candles show the way Making our darkness bright as God’s day.

Speaker 2: Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.

All pray: Dear God, we have much to do and we are not sure we will be ready for the day of your coming. In Advent’s light, help us to see what is important: to be who you want us to be, and to do what you would have us do. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Call to Worship:
Leader: O come, O come, Immanuel,
PEOPLE: And be light for our darkness.
Leader: Be comfort in our grief. Be a friend for our loneliness,
PEOPLE: An oasis for our searching.
Leader: O come, O come, Immanuel,
PEOPLE: Restore our joy, heal our wounds, and bring us peace.

The Children’s Time – Given By: Sheryl Brotton

Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings

Offertory/Doxology

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Old/New Testament Readings –  Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79, Luke 3:1-6
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God

Gloria Patri: UMH #70

The Word Proclaimed: “Come Home for Christmas: The Fear of Home” – Pastor Debbie

Communion Hymn: “Come to the Table” by Side Walk Prophets (Video Link)

Holy Communion & Breaking the Bread

Closing Hymn: UMH #384 – “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” (Verse 1)

Benediction


Announcements & Community Events

Bible Study: Please join us each Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Sunday School: Please join us for classes each Sunday at 10 a.m.

Community Dinner: We will host the Community Dinners on Wed. Dec. 8th & 15th at 5:30 p.m. And then break for Christmas. Please see the sign-up sheets if you can help with the food.

Angel Tree Reminder: All gifts need to be returned by next Sunday, December 12th. The Christmas food boxes & gifts will be ready for pick up on Thurs. Dec. 16th.

Admin Council Meeting: A meeting will be held following church next Sunday, December 12th, to wrap up the year’s activities.

Poinsettia Orders: Adorn our altar in memory or in honor of a special person/s. The sign-up sheet is in the lobby.

UMW Holiday Candy Sale: Don’t forget to order your candy for your holiday season. The order forms are in the lobby.

Birthdays:

Leslie Henderson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-08

Anniversaries:

None noted

Serving You Today:

Pastor: Debbie Senters
Liturgists: Bill & Sheryl Brotton
Pianist: Brook Roberts (Prerecorded)


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