View the worship service from December 3, 2023

December 3, 2023
First Sunday of Advent: Hope
Prelude—Cynthia Neufeld Smith
(As the prelude music plays, you are encouraged to keep conversation to a minimum)
*Advent Candle Hymn—Hope Is a Candle— VT 211— Congregation sing verse 1 only; Susie Swartley, flute
Advent Candle Lighting—Judy Harder
*Advent Litany—Hope VT 916
Welcome—(Land Acknowledgement) and Prayer—Adam Robb
*Hymn—Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus—VT 218
Children’s Conversation—Christmas Tree Ornaments—Jill Robb
Anthem—Chancel Choir
Scripture Reading—1 Corinthians 1:3-9—Judy Harder
Sermon—The Gift of Hope—Nathan Koontz
*Hymn—Oh How Shall I Receive Thee—VT 215
Communion—Come to the Table of Grace—VT 461
Prayers of God’s People
*Hymn—Hark! the Glad Sound!—VT 217
Postlude—Cynthia Neufeld Smith
* You are invited to stand
VT—Voices Together
Keyboard—Will Wiebe-Friesen
Audio visual—Ken Lamp