Second Sunday of Advent


Today’s service was led by Pastor Kelly Taylor-Schaus.

Prayer of the Day:

Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming, nurture our growth as people of repentance and peace; through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Message:

The Word

Luke 3:1-6

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the highpriesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah,

‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” ’

Traditional Service Songs:

Prepare the Royal Highway

On Jordan’s Bank the Baptists Cry

In the Bleak Mid-winter

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

Contemporary Service Songs:

Hear the Angels

Born that We May Have Life

He Made a Way in a Manger

He Shall Reign Forevermore


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.


Go in peace. Sound the good news!


Thanks be to God.

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