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 Sunday Service Bulletin December 4th

Second Sunday of Advent          December 4, 2021

 

 

PRELUDE

 

LIGHTING THE CANDLE OF PEACE             

 

                           WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

We welcome visitors every time we gather for worship and hope the warmth of that welcome is evident to you.  Everyone is asked to sign the attendance pads located in the pews near the center aisle.

 

*UNISON PRAYER
God of peace, we behold your glory in the heavens.                    You breathe your passion for justice and peace into our hearts.  We long to wake from sleep, for our kingdom has drawn near.  We yearn to return to you once more.  Let our spirits bear the fruit of repentance.  Let our faith help the weary, defend the poor, and deliver the oppressed.   Living God, may your righteousness flourish and your peace abound in every corner of our lives and all over the world. Amen.

                                                              

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Prepare the way of the Lord.

People: God's kingdom has drawn near.

Leader: Prepare the way of peace.

People: God's salvation is at hand.

Leader: Prepare the way of righteousness.

People: God's Spirit moves among us.

Together: Prepare the way of the Lord. Blessed is the one who

                   comes in the name of the Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

 *HYMN                   “O Come, All Ye Faithful”                  UMH 234

                                                     

Children’s Time                                                                    Pastor Kim

 

*SCRIPTURE LESSSON           Matthew 3:1-3; Jonah 1:17-2:4

 

MESSAGE    “Waiting in Patience and Expectation”    Pastor Kim                                                             

        

OUR PRAYERS AND CONCERNS

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

*PRESENTING OUR TITHES AND GIFTS

OFFERTORY

DOXOLOGY

*OFFERTORY PRAYER (UNISON)

Gracious God, you offer us a gift beyond price.  Your Son is like the sweet kiss of rain on a barren land.  Your promised salvation is like the bread of heaven for those who are perishing.  O God, who restores and makes new, let these gifts prepare the way: for good news proclaimed, for people comforted, and for the earth tended.  Through our giving, may all partake of an abundant yield of peace. We believe it will be so.  Amen.

 

HOLY COMMUNION                      “Sanctuary”               

“Lord prepare me, to be a sanctuary; Pure and holy, tried and true With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living; Sanctuary, for you”

                                      

*HYMN           “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”         UMH 196          

                                                            

*BENEDICTION      

 

POSTLUDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonah 1:17-2:4

 

 17 Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. 1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God.  2 He said:                                     “In my distress I called  to the Lord, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.  3 You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.  4 I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’


Matthew 3:1-3

In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea  2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”  3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:                        “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trinity United Methodist Church

20 North Shore Road, Marmora, NJ 08223

Church: 609-390-3248    Pastor: 609-390-0968  

Office: trinityumcoffice@gmail.com

Church Web: www.trinityumcmarmora.org

             Facebook: facebook.com/trinityumcmarmora.org

Nursery School 609-390-0974 Nursery Web:

www.trinitynurseryumc.org

Pastor:  Pastor Kim   cell 732-589-0101

 

Facilities Manager                              Rich Lefferson

Organist/Pianist                                 Jihye Kim

Worship Leader:                                            

                                            

Greeters/Ushers:                                John Allendingeh  &

                                                            Denise Bradley

Counters:                                            Mike & Sue Watkins

Sunday School:                                   Denise Bradley

Church Office Hours:                          Wed. 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Mission

The founder of the Methodist Church, John Wesley said,   “The world is my parish,” we have inherited his mission as ours.  Trinity United Methodist Church of Marmora is  the Church of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. We welcome everyone and embrace diversity.

The people of The United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ  for the transformation of the world which is our church’s mission.   Through the power of our connection, We are making a positive difference in more than 125 countries.