Saturday, December 9, 2017

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Welcome to Deltona Christian Church!  We are gathered here to worship God and to share together in community. Your presence makes a difference. 

  Greetings & Announcements                                                                  Pastor Susanna

Gathering in God’s Presence
*Processional Hymn           O Come, O Come, Emmanuel                             119

*Call to Worship (Read Responsively) Adapted from Psalm 100                                      
One: We celebrate the coming of the Promised One
in whom dwells the spirit of God –
Many:  The spirit of wisdom and understanding,
One: The spirit of counsel and might,
Many:  The spirit of knowledge and awe.
One: We bear witness to the fulfillment of God’s promises in Jesus,
by living in that same spirit.
Many:  We will open ourselves to the presence of God in our lives and seek to live as God’s witnesses, to live in peace.

  Lighting the Advent Candle                                                                              Insert

  Advent Hymn                  All Earth is Waiting (verse 2)

*Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer                                       Steve Shewey
(using debts and debtors)

Proclaiming God’s Word
  Scripture Reading                                                                              Frank Collette
Hebrew Lesson             Isaiah 40:1-11
              One: The Word of God for the people of God
Many: Thanks be to God!
  Time for God’s Children                                                              Pastor Susanna
(Children aged k-8th grade can come up to the steps for this lesson.)
  Anthem                                   Let There Be Peace on Earth                                         Choir
  Prayer of Intercession
  Scripture Reading                              Mark 1:1-13                         Pastor Susanna
  Sermon                                             Waiting for Changes                           Pastor Susanna
  Prayer of Commitment                                                                                  Pastor Susanna   

Responding to God’s Word
*Invitation Hymn           Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent                         124

(Come forward at this time to unite with our church family,
for a prayer, or to commit your life to Jesus Christ.)

  Communion Meditation                                                           Pastor Susanna
  Communion Hymn       This Is the Day of New Beginnings                      518

  Prayer for the Bread and Cup                                                     Steve Shewey
  Distribution and Sharing of Emblems                       The Diaconate
(Eat the Bread when served. Please hold the Cup
and we will drink together. All bread served is gluten free.)

  Offering Meditation and Prayer of Dedication
*Response                    Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                         47

Taking God’s Word to the World
*Parting Hymn            Angels, from the Realms of Glory                              149

*Acolytes take the light of God out into the World
*Benediction                                                                            Pastor Susanna
*Postlude                                                                        Valentine Agranovsky

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Welcome to Deltona Christian Church!   We are gathered here to worship God and to share together in community. Your presence makes a ...