Third Sunday of Advent

12/16/18

Today’s service was led by Pastor Dave Patterson.

The Message:

ADVENT LITANY

P: Today we light the third candle on the Advent wreath known as the “Joy/Shepherd” candle. We recall how the Magi were filled with exceeding joy when the heavenly star led them to the promised Savior born in Bethlehem.

ALL: With joyous expectation, we watch for signs of God’s coming.

P: God is our strength and our might. With joy we will draw water from the wells of salvation.

ALL: With joyous expectation, we watch for signs of God’s coming.

P: Give thanks to God, call on God’s name; make known God’s deeds among the nations.

ALL: With joyous expectation, we watch for signs of God’s coming.

P: Shout aloud and sing for joy, for great in our midst is the Holy One.

ALL: With joyous expectation, we watch for signs of God’s coming.

P: As we light the third Advent candle, the candle of joy, we join the heavens and the earth in joyfully praising God’s holy name. Amen

Service Songs:

Mary, Did You Know?

O Come, All Ye Faithful

O Christmas Tree

Angels We Have Heard on High

Joy to the World

The Moon of Wintertime, Performed by the Handbell Choir

In the Bleak Mid-winter

Even So Come

Joy to the World

Blessing:

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Dismissal:

Go in peace. Sound the good news!

Response:

Thanks be to God.

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