View the worship service for December 11, 2022

Third Sunday of Advent            December 11, 2022
Tell what you hear and see

Prelude—Day for Celebration (McKlveen); The King of Love my Shepherd is  (Moklebust);

Thou Shalt Know Him (Raney)—Chancel Bells, Verlene Garber, director

Advent Candle Lighting—Kevin Neufeld

Hymn—O Come, O Come, Immanuel—VT 210

Congregation sings verses 1 & 7 during processional and lighting

Candle lighting liturgy

Leader:  Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is soon.

People:  Tell what you hear and see:  even now, like water in the desert, we see God’s action all around.

Leader: As we gather strength, we light these candles as signs of hope,  love, and joy made visible among us.

People:  Bring your restoration to your people, we pray.                                                              

Welcome—Ada Schmidt-Tieszen

Call to Worship

Leader: Look, I am sending my messenger, go tell what you have seen!
People:  God’s awesome wonders fill the earth, the lost are found, the blind receive sight,

the deaf hear, the lame walk, the poor are preached to, and those who are dead in spirit receive new life.

Leader:  Is this what you were expecting to see?

People: Blessed are they who hope in the Lord!  For his yoke is easy, his burdens are light.

All:  With Mary we sing magnificat, celebrating love’s liberating power!

*Hymn—With Mary Sing Magnificat—VT 208

Children’s Conversation—Esther Koontz

Anthem—There Shall a Star from Jacob—(Mendelssohn)—Chancel Choir; Riley King, director

Scripture Readings—Isaiah 35: 1-10, Psalm 146:  1-10, Matthew 11:2-10—                                

Jonathan, Justin, & Heather Zerger

*Hymn—There’s a Wild Hope in the Wind—VT 828

Sermon—The Future of Advent—Patricia Shelly

*Hymn—There’s a Wild Hope in the Wind—VT 828   

Prayers of God’s People

*Hymn—View the Present—VT 407     

*Benediction—Patricia Shelly

Postlude— Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (arr. P. Manz)—Will Wiebe-Friesen, organ

* You are invited to stand

VT = Voices Together

Keyboard- Will Wiebe-Friesen

Audio visual—Ben Lichti

Pastor—Nathan Koontz