Worship Connect for Dec. 6, 2009

Hello Friends,

Kyle’s busy with worship-type things right now, so I, Rory, (your friendly UPC Communications person and 7 pm attendee) is posting the 7 pm order of worship this week, so please excuse any theological gaffes.

We’re coming into the second sunday of Advent. If you caught Tim’s sermon last week, you may remember his admonition to “live awake during Advent.” We hope that this week’s service can be a part of that for you. Particularly, we’d like to encourage you to take time to check out Matt Whitney’s Advent painting in the Narthex. I’ve loved watching it progress and following Matt’s thoughts on his creative process (just scroll down). At this service we’re also lighting the second Advent candle; along with corresponding to parts of the Advent story, the candles also remind us that our Savior is the light of the world. It’s a simple symbol, but one that never loses its poignancy. Hope you can join us this Sunday! Here’s the rundown:

  1. Angels We Have Heard on High 
  2. Welcome, Announcements, Greeting :: Jon Epps
  3. Call to Worship
    • Sing We Now of Christmas :: Jazz Choir
    • Lighting of the Advent Candle :: The Bethlehem Candle :: The Edge Small Group
    • Reading :: Micah 5:2-5: “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” 3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor gives birth and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites. 4 He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD.
  4. Time of Worship
    • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
    • Everything 
  5. Confession & Assurance of Forgiveness
  6. How Deep the Father’s Love For Us
  7. Prayer, led by Jennie Koth
  8. A Time of Prayer
  9. Sermon :: “Glory,” by George Hinman
  10. Offertory :: O What a Holy Night led by the Jazz Choir
  11. Communion :: Led by George Hinman
    • The Holly and the Ivy
    • O Holy Night
  12. Benediction :: led by Jon Epps
  13. Commissioning :: Christmas Mission Teams

3 Responses to “Worship Connect for Dec. 6, 2009”

  1. December 4, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Thanks, Rory. Great insight into the Advent Candles as well. I love the picture that is painted on Christmas Eve when all our candles are lit from the Christ candle (the middle candle on the wreath) concluding the symbol of Christ’s light coming into the world. All the lights are down and the only thing lighting the room is the fire from the Christ candle. Breath taking!

  2. 2 baronschaaf
    January 10, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    Hey boys and girls, where’s the “worship connect” for more recent Sundays?

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