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November 28, 2021

Invitation to Worship


Gathering Music -Christmas in the Mountains

Lighting of the Advent Candle 

Invitation to Worship through Praise - Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

1 Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates;
behold, the King of glory waits;
the King of kings is drawing near;
the Savior of the world is here!

2 Fling wide the portals of your heart;
make it a temple, set apart
from earthly use for heaven's employ,
adorned with prayer and love and joy.

3 Redeemer, come, with us abide;
our hearts to thee we open wide;
let us thy inner presence feel;
thy grace and love in us reveal.

4 Thy Holy Spirit lead us on
until our glorious goal is won;
eternal praise, eternal fame
be offered, Savior, to thy name!

 

Heartstrings Band Introduction - Joy Maples

Opening Prayer

God, you are our strength and our shield; our hearts trust in you, in you we have found our courage; our wild hearts dance for joy, and in our songs we will praise you. Amen

Welcome to Community - Tiffany Keith

We are radically, intentionally, connectional. Connection is fundamental to our gatherings. So, will you take a moment to say “hi” or send a wave? Say good morning to one another by commenting, texting, calling, give your loved ones a hug if you are sitting by them, somehow connect during this time of greeting…. We want people to know that their church family is thinking about them. 

Invitation into Community

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Invitation to worship through Offering our Gifts and Lives

Thank you for continuing to give your offerings. You can give online here: http://bit.ly/FUMCgive, text "give" to 719-298-3177, mail an offering to 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs, 80903.


Heart of Worship


Time of Offering - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Verse 1
O come, O Come Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appears.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel

Verse 2
O come thou Wisdom from on high
and order all things far and nigh
to us the path of knowledge show
and cause us in her ways to go

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel

Verse 3
O come, O come great Lord of might
who to thy tribes on Sinai's height
in ancient times once gave the law
in cloud and majesty and awe

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel

Verse 7
O come, Desire of nations bind
all people in one heart and mind
From dust thou brought us forth to life;
deliver us from earthly strife

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel

Pastoral Prayer - Marjorie Gross

Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Worship Song - O Little Town of Bethlehem

1. O little town of Bethlehem,
how still we see thee lie;
above thy deep and dreamless sleep
the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
the everlasting light;
the hopes and fears of all the years
are met in thee tonight.
2. For Christ is born of Mary,
and gathered all above,
while mortals sleep, the angels keep
their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars together,
proclaim the holy birth,
and praises sing to God the King,
and peace to all on earth!
3. How silently, how silently,
the wondrous gift is given;
so God imparts to human hearts
the blessings of his heaven.
No ear may hear his coming,
but in this world of sin,
where meek souls will receive him, still
the dear Christ enters in.
4. O holy Child of Bethlehem,
descend to us, we pray;
cast out our sin, and enter in,
be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
our Lord Emmanuel!

Scripture - Luke 3:1-6

Sermon - Tiffany Keith

Invitation to the Table - Tiffany Keith


Commitment to Courageous Discipleship


Prayer After Receiving

Invitation to Christian Discipleship -I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I am dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

(I'm dreaming of a white Christmas)
(With every Christmas card I write)
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

 

Benediction - Tiffany Keith

Go with God as your strength and shield; May your hearts trust in the one who created you, go with courage; may your wild hearts continue to dance for joy, and in the song of your life, praise your God. Now and Forever, Amen.

Sending Music -Traveling the Highway Home

Traveling the highway home
I'm traveling the highway home
Oh narrow's the way thank God I can say
I'm traveling the highway home

Going toward the sunset of time
Traveling the highway home
Rid this world of sin far behind
Traveling the highway home

I'm traveling the highway home
I'm traveling the highway home
Oh narrow's the way thank God I can say
I'm traveling the highway home

Well ol' Satan said I'd never be
Traveling the highway home
When I resisted he had to flee
Traveling the highway home

I'm traveling the highway home
I'm traveling the highway home
Oh narrow's the way thank God I can say
I'm traveling the highway home

Sometimes the road seems weary and long
Traveling the highway home
But in my heart there's always a song
Traveling the highway home

I'm traveling the highway home
I'm traveling the highway home
Oh narrow's the way thank God I can say
I'm traveling the highway home

Oh narrow's the way thank God I can say
I'm traveling the highway home

Travelling Song -Over the Waterfall