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Knox – A Sacred Space

Advent II – Peace

December 10, 2017, 10 a.m. 

                    ♫áRise as you are able.  ♫+Please remain seated

Prelude:     "T'was in the Moon of Wintertime"  David Lasky

Welcome and Gathering

♫+Introit:  VU5   “All Earth Is Waiting”   verse 3

Litany in Two Voices

♫ÓGathering Hymn:  VU9    “People Look East”

(The Christ Candle is lit. The Bible and Food Bank offerings are brought forward.)

Opening Prayer

Gracious God, you are breaking into our lives again and we want to be ready. We want to be brave and follow your way. We’re grateful for all the times when we do see you and we do follow you. And, we hold up to you now the times when we missed your presence altogether: when someone was hungry and cold near us and we turned away; when a loved one wanted our attention and we were too busy; when we were selfish and kept our blessings hidden; and when we refused the help of someone else. Prepare us, God. Prepare us to follow You more and more often as we move into the coming week, amen.

♫+Sung Response: MV220   “Peace Shines as the Solitary Star”

Time for All Ages

Advent  Candle Lighting

♫+Hymn response: VU7   “Hope is a Star”    verse 2

Anticipating a Word from Scripture:

     Isaiah 40: 1-11  (p. 581  pew Bible )

    One: This is the witness of the early church

    All: Thanks be to God.

     Mark 1: 1-8    (p. 812  pew Bible) 

    One: Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church

    All: We listen for God’s word.

♫+Gloria in Excelsis Deo   (sung)

Anthem   “Pacem”   Traditional Latin text; Music: Lee Dengler


       Dona nobis pacem - Give us peace.

       Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis -

                                              And on earth peace to all of good will.


Reflection    No Way to Treat a Child

Meditative Music:   "Silent Night" - Hal Hopson

♫ÓHymn after Reflection: VU117   “Jesus Christ Is Waiting”

Invitation to offering

♫ÓOffering Response: VU55   “In the Bleak Midwinter”   verse 4

Prayer of Dedication

Life and work of the church, joys and concerns

Prayers of the People

VU916  A Paraphrase


♫ÓClosing Hymn: VU18   “There’s a Voice in the Wilderness”


Commissioning and Benediction

♫ÓSung Response: MV33   “Jesus Came Bringing Us Peace”

Postlude:  "Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella"  David Lasky


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