Advent 3


Call to Worship

One: We gather to worship God,
All: the One who dreamed up the beauties of creation and the mystery of life.
One: Today we follow the lead of Mary
All: and allow our souls to sing.
One: Our gratitude pours from us
All: in loving our neighbor, working for justice, praying for peace, and sharing our joy.

Hymn: #123 My soul gives glory to my God

Welcome & Gathering Prayer concluding with Lord’s Prayer

Assurance of God’s Grace

Peace Invocation: May the Peace of Christ be with you
(Izumi Shiota, Lori True): OneLicense #87626

May the peace of Christ be with you
May the love of Christ dwell deep in your heart
May the spirit enlighten your way
May you live in the comfort of God’s care

Lighting of the Advent Candle of Joy
(Beth & Stephanie Prysnuk, Barb Prysnuk-Schat, and Fred Schat)

Sung Response: Hope is a star vs. 3

Joy is a song that welcomes the dawn,
telling the world that Saviour is born.
When God is a child there’s joy in our song.
The last shall be first and the weak shall be strong,
and none shall be afraid.

Scripture: Luke 1: 46-55

Choosing Joy

We share Our Dreams…

Hymn #727  Let there be light

The Christmas Play    Script by Laura Alary, based on The Light of the World by Katherine Paterson
A Collaboration of Knox Sunday School and LOGOS

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Offertory: Jesu Meine Freude  (J.S. Bach)
Performed by Dave Dougall, organ

Doxology: #145 In the bleak mid-winter, v. 4

What can I give him,
poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd,
I would bring a lamb;
if I were a wise one,
I would do my part;
yet what I can I give him —
give my heart.

Prayer of Dedication

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope
Followed by Sung response: “Waiting for you”
(Hannah Rand, Lenora Rand)

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Hymn:  I am the light of the world
Words and music by Jim Strathdee
#87 in the PC(USA) hymnal Glory to God


Advent Sending Song (Music: Old 100th, text
Allan P. Happe, used with permission)

Hope in the Lord who reigns above,
who holds us all in steadfast love;
whose spirit blows across the Earth,
preparing us for second birth.

Knox Waterloo: CCLI License # 2580326
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