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           SUNDAY  November 29, 2020                 Advent Arrives Bringing Hope           

WE GATHER AS GOD’S BELOVED 

GREETINGS AND WELCOME

CENTERING MOMENT AND COLLECT 

ADVENT CANDLE LITURGY 

 SUNG RESPONSE: “Hope Is a star that shines in the night. Leading us on until morning is bright. When God is child there’s joy in our song. The last shall be first and the weak shall be strong, and none shall be afraid.”          (VU# 7, used with permission). 

OPENING PRAYER: (Unison) Stir up our hearts, we beseech you, O God, to prepare ourselves to receive your Son. When he comes and knocks, may he find us not sleeping in sin, but awake to righteousness, ceaselessly rejoicing in his love. May our hearts and minds be so purified that we may be ready to receive his promise of eternal life. Amen.  (The Gelasian Sacramentary, ca. 8th century) 

HYMN: “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”                          VU# 2 

PRAYER OF RENEWAL (Unison) God of hope, you have crafted us, as a potter crafts clay into things that are useful, important, and beautiful. Sometimes, we forget your intention for us. Sometimes we make choices that hurt ourselves or others. At the beginning of this new church year, and throughout this Advent season, we ask your help, O God, to live as you would have us live, so that we will be prepared to welcome your child, Jesus, among us. Amen. 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE 

MINUTE FOR MISSION 

WE LISTEN

1st Testament Reading:            Isaiah 64: 1 - 9                                 

Ministry of Music

Gospel Reading                        Mark 24: 36 - 44 

HYMN: “All Earth Is Waiting”                      VU# 5 

MESSAGE: “It’s Hard to Wait” 

WE RESPOND

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND INTERCESSION

THE LORD’S PRAYER 

CELEBRATION AT THE TABLE: ADVENT COMMUNION  

CLOSING HYMN: “May the God of Hope”                      VU# 424 

COMMISSIONING AND BENEDICTION

CHORAL CLOSING: “Hope shines as the solitary star. Faith is the inner light. You and I together mirror the Light of Lights, and illumine the pathway home.”  (MV# 220 Used With Permission).        

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           NOVEMBER  WORSHIP SCHEDULE       

Nov 1 2020……………………All Saints Sunday………………………

                                                                                               VU# 316 Praise Our Maker

                                 Joshua 3: 7 - 17                                  VU# 570 Jesus Hands Were Kind Hands

                                 Matthew 23:1 - 12                               VU# 705 For All the Saints

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Nov 8 2020…………………Tending the Light .………………………

                                                                                                 VU# 374 Come and Find the Quiet Centre

                                Joshua 24: 1 – 3a, 14 - 24                    Do We Dare

                                Matthew 25: 1 - 13                                 VU# 585 Jesus Bids Us Shine

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Nov 15, 2020………………….Nurturing the Gift……………………….

                                      Psalm 123                                              VU# 218 We Praise You, O God

                                  Matthew 25: 14 - 30                            VU# 593 Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love

                                                                                                  VU# 586 We Shall Go Out

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Nov 22, 2020……………………Serving the Least……………………

                                       Ezekiel 34: 11 – 16, 20 - 24                    VU# 409 Morning has Broken

                                   Matthew 25: 31 - 46                             VU# 600 When I Needed a Neighbour

                                                                                                    VU# 713 I See a New Heaven

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Nov 29. 2020……………………Advent Begins……We Prepare in Hope…………………..

                                       Isaiah 64: 1 – 9                                        VU# 2 Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

                                   Mark 24: 36 – 44                                     VU# 5 All Earth is Waiting

                                                                                                      VU# 424 May the God of Hope


 "Let's Go Down Into the Valley"

Hamilton Conference President Ted Smith has made a video about his 2014-2015 theme, 

“Let’s Go Down into the Valley.”....Enjoy! ….Church