Sweetwater Presbyterian

Small in size, Big in Faith and Love

Sweetwater Presbyterian Church
The Church at Worship

December 9, 2018 2nd Sunday of Advent

Prelude

Opening

*Opening Carol: Watchman, Tell Us of the Night #97

Welcome and Announcements

Lighting of the Candles

Verses of Silent Reflection
This is the Moses who told the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your own people.’ He was in the assembly in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors; and he received living words to pass on to us. Acts 7:37-38

*Call to Worship
Leader: In Advent we celebrate the coming of the Promised One,
People: The One in whom dwells the spirit of God.
Leader: The spirit of wisdom and understanding.
People: The spirit of counsel and might,
Leader: The spirit of knowledge and awe.
People: Let us bear witness to the fulfillment of God’s Promise
Leader: Let the spirit that dwells in Jesus, dwell in us.
People: Let us worship the Promised One!

Lighting of the Advent Candle Advent Song V1,2

Old Testament Lesson: Deuteronomy 18:15-18

Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
Wonderful God, you have sent us prophets and we have not listened. We have not always determined what is best or made way for your reign in our lives, our church and our society. (
moment of silent confession) Forgive us, we pray, and renew your covenant within us, for the sake of Jesus Chrsit, our Lord. Amen

The Assurance of Pardon
Leader: Hear and believe the good news of the gospel
People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
Choral Response: Good Christian Friends, Rejoice V3 #132

Christian Greetings

CCM Offering

Hymn: Angels, from the Realms of Glory #143

Children’s Message
Our children will leave for the Nursery.

Congregational Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

New Testament Lesson: Hebrews 3:1-6

Prayer of Illumination: While We are Waiting, Come #92

Sermon The Messiah in the Torah: The Prophet

Confession of Faith The Apostle’s Creed

Minute for Mission Joy Gift, Pregnancy Care Center
Invitation to the Offering
Offertory
*Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

*Hymn It Came Upon the Midnight Clear #123

*Charge
Leader: We are confident of this:
People: The one who began in a good work within us
Leader: Will bring it to completion by the day of the coming of Jesus Christ
People: Let us prepare the way of the Lord!

*Benediction


Choral Benediction O Come, O Come, Emmanuel V1,2 #88