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BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
First Sunday of Advent. November 29, 2020. Preparing the Way
Prelude–Sunflower Trio,Matt & Rebecca Schloneger, Ken Rodgers
Lighting of the Advent Candles—Adam and Jill Robb and family
Hymn— O come, O come Immanuel—lyrics by Rev. Dr. Barbara Lundblad
“O come, O come, Emmanuel And bless the place your peo-ple dwell
Melt ev’ry weapon craft-ed for war Bring peace u-pon the earth for-ever more
Rejoice, rejoice! Take heart and do not fear, God’s chosen one, Emmanuel, draws near.
O come, strong branch of Jes-se, free Your own from Satan’s ty-ranny, Forge justice for the poor and the meek, Grant safety for the young ones and the weak. Refrain
O come now, living water, pour your grace, And bring new life to ev’ry withered place; Speak comfort to each trem-bling heart: “Be strong! Fear not, for I will ne’er depart.” Refrain“
Welcome and prayer—Dawn Yoder Harms
Hymn—Come, thou long-expected Jesus—HWB 178
“Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free
from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation, hope of all the earth thou art,
dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart.
Born thy people to deliver, born a child, and yet a king,
born to reign in us forever, now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thine own eternal Spirit, rule in all our hearts alone.
By thine all sufficient merit, raise us to thy glorious throne.”
Children’s conversation— Esther Koontz
Scripture— Isaiah 64:1-9; Mark 13:24-37 — Esther Kreider Eash & William Eash
Meditation— Keep awake—Nathan Koontz
Hymn of response—Come! Walk in the light—STS 10
Communion— Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz
Prayers of God’s People—Dawn Yoder Harms
Sending hymn—Hark! The glad sound! — HWB 184
“Hark! the glad sound! The Savior comes! the Savior promised long!
Let every heart prepare a throne, and every voice a song.
On him the Spirit largely pours, exerts its sacred fire,
wisdom and might and zeal and love, his holy breast inspire.
He comes the prisoners to release, in Satan’s bondage held.
The gates of brass before him burst, the iron fetters yield.
He comes the broken heart to bind, the bleeding soul to cure,
and with the treasures of his grace to enrich the humble poor.
His silver trumpets publish loud the jubilee of the Lord.
Our debts are all remitted now, our heritage restored.
Our glad hosannas, Prince of peace, thy welcome shall proclaim,
and heaven’s eternal arches ring with thy beloved name.”
Musicians: Esther Kreider Eash, William Eash, John Mark Koontz, Renee Reimer,
Dawn Yoder Harms, Ron Garber, Verlene Garber
Audio and Visual: Ken Lamp
Pastors: Dawn Yoder Harms, Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz