First Sunday in Advent
Celebration of Holy Communion 

Prelude – Kathy Sauve

Entry of the Written Word  

Call to Worship      

One: The heavens are trembling with anticipation
All: We wait for Jesus.
One: The nights are long and the days are short
All: We wait for Jesus.
One: Our redemption is drawing near, let us hope in God.
All: We wait for Jesus.
One: Let us worship as people who are ready to see the salvation of our God.

Hymn 122 (verses 1, 2, 6 &7) “Oh come, oh come, Emmanuel”

Lighting the Advent Candle of Hope (see insert)

Aubrey Guse and Charlotte Carter
Grade 1-3 LOGOS Worship Arts

Hymn 119 verse 1 “Hope is a star”

Opening Prayer


Passing the Peace 

Hymn 114 “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” (sung twice)

Time with the Children “The story of Silent Night”

LOGOS Grades 4-6 Tone Chimes “Silent Night”

Prayer with Children and Following the Star


Reading of Scriptures:

Hebrew Scriptures: Isaiah 64:1-4 (pg. 694 OT)

Gospel Reading: Mark 13:24-37 (pg. 50 NT)

Meditation: “The world upside down”

Presentation of our Offering:

Offertory Anthem “If with all your hearts” (from Elijah) by Felix Mendelssohn                        Soloist:  Jakob Villeneuve

Song “For the life that you have given”

Dedication of our Offering and Prayer Shawls 

Celebration of Holy Communion:


 Institution of the Sacrament

 The Prayer of Thanksgiving

Breaking of the Bread and Lifting of the Cup

Distribution (gluten free bread is wrapped)

Communion Anthem “Sacred Feast”
Words and music by Winnagene Hatch

 Closing Prayer

Hymn 110 “Come, thou long-expected Jesus”


Walk with me

Poinsettias in the Sanctuary today are placed by
Mary & Frank Whitson to the glory of God
and in loving memory of their parents
Edna & Albert Whitson, and Eunice & Robert Paxton

Welcome Desk: Gloria Roberts
Greeters: Kim & Rob Broberg
Ushers: Susan & Stuart McTavish, Anne & Joh Fairles, Andrew Rozomiak, Heather Cawsey
Radio/Sound: Dan Corrigan
Broadcast: Grant Birks
Multimedia: Emily Kozlowski
Giving Table: Barb Prysnuk
Hospital Visitor: Ellen Yessis
Refreshments: Kim & Rob Broberg
Sunday Attendant: Ellen McIntosh

Welcome to Knox Waterloo

  • You are welcome in the name of Jesus.
  • Individual listening devices for improved sound are available at the Welcome Desk.
  • We have Scent-Free Seating on the front left side as you enter from the back. You can also enter the scent free area from the side door.
  • There is a bright, modern nursery on the main floor next to the sanctuary. If your infant or small child needs care during the worship service, you may leave the sanctuary and return as you wish. You and your child are welcome during worship. Childcare for infants and toddlers is available.
  • Worship bags, containing quiet activities are on the wall opposite the nursery and toddler room. You are welcome to borrow one of these bags.
  • Offering envelopes are on the backs of seats. You may choose to give after worship using credit card, debit card, or e-transfer. If using an offering envelope please leave your full address on it. This is a requirement for all charities in order to send charitable receipts for gifts.
  • Please take a moment, if you wish, to introduce yourself to one of the ministers, or a greeter at the welcome desk.

There are many ways to give at Knox Waterloo. Everything we do is supported by the financial generosity of our community. We give generously in many ways.

  • Some through PACK (Pre Authorized Contribution to Knox)
  • Some generously with gifts of appreciated assets
  • Some give via Credit Card or Debit after Church
  • Some with weekly offering envelops
  • Now through the phone app Pushpay, for Knox Waterloo, using our credit card at any time we feel God’s grace and a want to give. We can give 24 hours a day through this app. This takes about 10 seconds.