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Traditional Worship Service

December 5, 2021

 Gathering the Church

Prelude- “Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying” J.S. Bach

Call to Worship – Rev. Magrey deVega

Hymn – UMH #209 – “Blessed Be the God of Israel” 

Lighting of the Advent Candle 

Hymn – UMH #211 – refrain only “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

Welcome and Announcements

Attendance, Prayers and Praises

Hymn – UMH #221 – “In the Bleak Midwinter”

Children’s Moment

Hymn – UMH #221 – “In the Bleak Midwinter”

Proclamation of the Word 

Scripture – Luke 1:67-80 

Sermon – “Practicing Peace” – Rev. Justin LaRosa 

Response to the Word 


Estimate of Giving Card

Music – “Advent Cry” Joseph Martin

Communion – Rev. Magrey deVega

Hymn – UMH #184 – “Of the Father’s Love Begotten”

Hymn – UMH #626 – “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”

Sending Forth


Hymn – UMH #230 “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Postlude – “In Thee Is Gladness” Johann Sebastian Bach

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Licensure: Music in today’s services is covered under – License #A-724828, CCLI – License #1026477, and CVLI – License #503778037


Family Circle

Healing Prayers

  • Callie O’Barr
  • Leigh Humphrey


  • Shea Showalter on the passing of her Father, Jerry, Nov. 23.
  • Jennifer Finney and family on the passing of her grandmother, Barbara, Nov. 22. 
  • The family on the passing of Scott Davis, Nov. 15.

The Flowers on the Altar are 

Placed in celebration of Ben Stewart’s birthday by his mother, Mary Jane Stewart.

The Rose on the Altar 

Celebrates the birth of Selene Elizabeth Houston, daughter of Heather and David, born Sept. 9, 2021.


News and Events

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    Next Sunday: Dec. 12,

    Advent “Practicing Love

    Luke 1:46b-55

    Anchor story of Mary. Embodying love, gift of love, acts of mercy, caring for the poor – embodying God’s love for others. Counter-acting the current headlines.


    Mary’s song speaks of the utter ridiculousness and audacity of the claim that she was owning.






    The Lord’s Prayer

    Our Father, who art in heaven,
    hallowed be thy name,
    Thy Kingdom come,
    thy will be done, on earth as in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread;
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

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