SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT
Call to Worship
One: We are building a home:
All: a world with love as the foundation.
One: God builds this home with us.
All: May its cornerstone be peace;
One: may its beams support the spirit of hope;
All: may its windows let in the light of joy.
One: We give thanks to the God of presence.
All: Emmanuel: God-with-us.
Hymn #122 Oh come, oh come, Emmanuel (vs.1,3,5,6,7)
Words: Latin, 13th cent. Public domain.
Music: Gregorian plainsong, arr. Healey Willan. OneLicense #84028
Welcome & Gathering Prayer, Lord’s Prayer
Assurance of God’s Grace
Peace Invocation: Still, still, still
Trad. Austrian Carol, Words: Adapted by Mary-Catherine Pazzano Public Domain. OneLicense #94339
Still, still, still,
We await our Saviour’s birth.
The day is peaceful all around you,
Close your eyes,
Let peace surround you,
Peace, peace, peace,
We await our Saviour’s birth.
An Advent time for all: Laying the foundation Retelling of Luke 1: 57-80
Reflection: When Hands Reach Out Beyond Divides
Jessy Ernewein and Mary-Catherine Pazzano Words & Music Keri K. Wehlander
© 2005, Keri K. Wehlander, OneLicense #125752
Lighting of the Advent Candle of Peace – Kauk Family
Sung Response – As we light the candle
Music: French Traditional Carol, Words: Rev. John Kupar Public Domain. OneLicense #93286
As we light the candle of peace,
we await the Christ yet to come.
Seeking peace within and around us,
to a world with fear overgrown.
Christ, come to us, upon our earth do dwell, may we carry peace close to home.
Scripture Philippians 1:3-11
Hymn Thanks a lot
Original words & music by Raffi, ©Troubador Music, Inc.
(additional lyrics: H. Donnelly)
Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo
Caring for our Church Home – a stewardship video
Invitation to the Offering
Offertory Gesu Bambino – Full House Brass
Pietro Yon, arr. David Marlatt.
Doxology: Sing a new world into being
Words & Music: Mary Louise Bringle
© 2005, GIA Publications, Inc. OneLicense #27312
Sing a new world into being
where the homeless find a home,
where no children ever hunger
but are filled with God’s shalom;
where all people work for justice,
where all hate and vengeance cease.
Sing a new world into being:
raise the harmonies of peace.
Prayers of Gratitude and Hope
Hymn #124 People in darkness
Words & Music: Dosia Carlson, v.4 Ken & Jeanne Stright © Dosia Carlson, 1983
Advent Sending Song #112 Prepare the way of the Lord
Words: Isaiah 40:3, 52:10; Music: Jacques Berthier, Taize Community, © 1984, Les Presses de Taizé, GIA Publications, Inc., agent; Words Public Domain, Music Taize Community, Used by Permission of GIA Publications. OneLicense #00142
Prepare the way of the Lord.
Prepare the way of the Lord,
and all people will see
the salvation of our God.
Worship Leaders: The Rev. Courtney Crawford The Rev. Hugh Donnelly Jessy Ernewein Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Tech Team: Kathleen Forde Barb Gaudet Joe Gordon
Copyright: CCLI License #2580326. Onelicense A-713805 Images and videos used with permission.
Liturgies adapted from “Close to Home” Worship Resource by Rev. Sarah (Are) Speed | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org
Artwork & Graphics used with permission from: A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org