ADVENT SUNDAY 2
Dare to imagine God’s Peace and Embrace
Comfort, comfort Ye My People (arr. Robert J. Powell)
Cold December Flies Away (Busarow) —Verlene Garber, organ
In Dulci Jubilo (Rucker)
Ding, Dong, Merrily on High (DeWitt)— Chancel Bells, Verlene Garber, director
*Hymn—O Come, O Come, Immanuel— Verses 1, 4, 6, 7—VT 210
Land Acknowledgement— Ada Schmidt-Tieszen
Welcome and Call to Worship
Introit—Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord—Matthew Schloneger
Advent Candle Lighting— Adah Hodge
Leader: We light a candle of peace.
And we imagine:
People: God’s tender mercy, God’s compassion.
Leader: We light the candle of peace and know God’s embrace of peace.
*Hymn— Hope is a Candle (verses 1,2)—VT 211
Confession and Assurance
*Hymn—Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus—VT 218
Hearing God’s Word
Children’s Conversation—Carol Flickinger
Scripture—Luke 3:1-6; Philippians 1:3-11
Special Music—Comfort Ye (The Messiah)—Handel—Matthew Schloneger
Sermon—Embraced as a Child—Nathan Koontz
*Hymn of Response—Come and Fill Our Hearts—VT 52
Prayers of God’s People
*Sending Song—For the Healing of the Nations—VT 705
Postlude—O Come, O Come Immanuel (arr. Robert Ivy)—Chancel Bells
Thank you to the Worship Decoration Committee: Judy Friesen, Kathy Stucky, Susie Swartley, and Brenda Turner
The Advent Candle Lighting reading and the Confession and Assurance is from Leader Magazine, Mennonite Church USA
The bulletin cover is from SALT Project Inc. SALT is a not-for-profit production company dedicated to the craft of visual storytelling.
Land Acknowledgement compiled by Florence Schloneger from words by Mark Charles and VT #878
As we do on the first Sunday of each month,
we acknowledge that we worship
on the land of the Kanza, Osage, and Wichita.
We thank them for their care and respect for this land
and acknowledge the injustice of their forced removal.
We ask the Spirit to heal our histories
and find new paths of right relationships with them
and all of creation.