Worship 10:30 A.M.
Interim Moderator and Stated Supply: Job van Hartingsveldt
Organist: Jacqueline van Hartingsveldt
Today's bulletin is in memory of all the Front Line Workers

Sunday November 28, 2021 

Advent 1 - Hope 

Organ Prelude

The Opening:
The Lord you seek will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come.
See your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, he will proclaim peace to the nations.
The rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace. Amen.

Hymn: Come, thou long expected Jesus #110

Confession and Assurance
The Call to Confession
Jesus said, “Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Draw near to him in faith, and make your humble confession to Almighty God, that you may be reconciled to him anew through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Confession
Lord, our God, we bring ourselves before you, in the knowledge that you know how far short we have fallen in our meager attempts to follow you. Forgive us our sins in the name and for the sake of Jesus Christ, to whose coming we look. Amen

The Declaration of Pardon
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows. He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we were healed.

Sing: God, be merciful to me, on your grace I rest my plea.
My transgressions I confess, grief and guilt my soul oppress.
Wash me, make me pure within; cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin.

The Lighting of the Advent Candle of HOPE
Sing: Vs.1: O come, let us adore Him(3x) Christ the Lord.
Vs 2: We’ll give Him all the glory(3x) Christ the Lord.
Vs3: For He alone is worthy(3x) Christ the Lord.
Vs4: We’ll praise his name forever(3x) Christ the Lord.
The Proclamation of the Word
Almighty God, grant us your Spirit that we may have a right understanding and truly obey your Word of Truth. Open our hearts that we may love what you command and desire what you promise. Set us free from private distractions and selfish pride that we may hear and receive the promise of your grace. Through Jesus, our Lord. Amen

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 51: 17, 21-22
New Testament Reading: Acts 2: 22-24
Meditation: The Identity of Jesus
Hymn: Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (vs 1,4,5) #115

Pastoral Prayer

The Apostles Creed:
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from there he shall come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, he resurrection of the body, and a life everlasting. Amen

Hymn: I come with joy (vs. 1,3,5) #530

The Lord’s Supper Brothers and sisters in Christ, the gospels tell us that on the first day of the week, the day on which our Lord rose from the dead, he appeared to some of his disciples and was made known to them in the breaking of the bread. Come then to the joyful feast of our Lord.

The Thanksgiving
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks, it is our joy and peace, at all times and in all places to give thanks to you, Holy Father, almighty everlasting God, through Christ our Lord.

He is the Saviour, whom in your mercy and faithfulness you promised to humanity after the fall, that his truth might come to instruct us, his righteousness to purify us, his strength to sustain us. Since the time is close when he one you promised to send shall come, since the day of our deliverance has begun to dawn, we live in the full confidence of your promises. Therefore, with the whole company of saints in heaven and on earth, we worship and glorify you, God most holy. Amen

The Institution
We give thanks to God the Father that our Saviour, Jesus Christ, before he suffered, gave us this memorial of his sacrifice until he comes again. For the Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

The Memorial
By this Holy Supper, we proclaim that Jesus Christ was sent by the Father into the world, that he took upon himself our flesh and blood, and bore God’s wrath on the cross. We confess that he was condemned to die that we might be pardoned, and suffered death that we might live. We proclaim that he is risen to make us right with God and that he shall come again in the glory of his new creation.

The Invitation
Congregation in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord has prepared his table for all who love him and trust him for their salvation. All who are truly sorry for their sins, who sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as their Saviour, and who desire to live in obedience to him, are invited to come with gladness to the table of the Lord.

Prayer of Consecration
Father, as the coming of your Son sets your people free, help us to become new persons in your creation. In the mystery of faith, take these elements and make them for us the assurance that you have come. In Jesus name. Amen

Preparation of the Elements
The bread which we break is a sharing in the body of Christ.
We who are many are one body for we all share in the same loaf.
Take, eat, remember and believe that the body of our Lord Jesus Christ was given for a complete remission of all our sins.

The cup for which we give thanks is a sharing in the blood of Christ.
The cup which we drink is our participation in the blood of Christ.
Take, drink, remember and believe that the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ was shed for a complete remission of all our sins.

The Thanksgiving
Congregation in Christ, since the Lord has fed us at his table, let us stand and praise his holy name with thanksgiving and proclamation of his coming.

Hymn: There is a Redeemer #358

The Benediction


We need to remember to continue to pray for those who need our support. Remember our congregants and friends, Nancy Kleinsteuber in the loss of her brother Peter, Janice Browning, Tom Hornsby's sister Elizabeth, Shirley and Jim Zehr, Carol Donnan, Lorraine Ymker’s son Tony, Diane Burley, Bev Mott, Bev Mott’s sister Donna Durante and friend Anne, Norma Collins, David Globe, Bev and Gerry Boyce, Shana Craig (Hiddlestone), Helen Thompson, Rob Bamlett, Judy and Larry’s friend Bill and Sue Gray’s friend Pat.
The list will keep growing. Never doubt the power of prayer!
If you have a prayer request send it to carolmerrill27@gmail.com

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