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Sunday, December 1 | The First Sunday of Advent

Gathering In The Presence of The Lord

Call to Worship 

"Is He Worthy" | Words and Music by Ben Shive and Andrew Peterson | Congregational

The Prayer of Confession 

"O Come O Come Emmanuel" | Words and Music by John Mason Neale | Congregational

Assurance of Forgiveness 

"When I Think About The Lord" | Words and Music by James Huey | Congregational 


Sharing In The Name of The Lord

The Greeting

Announcements & Pastoral Prayer | Jonathan Cummings, Executive Pastor


Giving is a vital expression of worship. Today we give cheerfully and generously.

"When Love Came Down" | Words and Music by Stuart Townend | Congregational

Lighting of the Advent Candle—Hope 


Hearing The Word of The Lord

Children's Blessing & Dismissal

Children in grades 3-5 will come forward for a blessing and will be dismissed to their classes through the East doors.

"The Miracle of Christ:The Virgin Shall Conceive" | Matthew 1:18-25 Isaiah 7:1-17 | Gerald Hiestand,  Senior Pastor


Receiving The Table of The Lord

Officiant: Gerald Hiestand, Senior Pastor

Distribution of the Elements

The Words of Institution | I Corinthians 11:23-26

"Hark the Herald Angels Sing" | Words and Music by Felix Mendelssohn and Charles Wesley | Congregational


Going Out in The Power of the Lord

At the Benediction we are sent on mission into the world.

The Benediction | Gerald Hiestand, Senior Pastor 

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