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
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
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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.
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