Worship Order for Sunday

Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Long Green & Kanes Rds., near Glen Arm, Md.
December 9, 2001
Worship 10:00 am Sunday School for all ages 11:15 am

Second Sunday of Advent

      "His delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear."               (Isaiah 11:3)

  Call to Worship                           Romans 15:4-13

*Hymn                         (vs. 1-3) "O come, O come, Immanuel"                       172

*Opening Prayer

  Lighting the Advent Wreath - the second candle

  Hymn                         (last vs.) "O come, O come, Immanuel"                       172

  Children’s Time
                                    (children leave for choir or pre-school play)

  Sharing a joy, a concern, a word of testimony or praise

  Hymn                                   "O little town of Bethlehem"                             191

  Pastoral Prayer

  Returning our Tithes and Offerings                 Psalm 72:1-7

  Prayer                                                          Psalm 72:18-19


  Special Music                        "Welcome to Our World"                              Rice
                                                     lyrics  -  audio clip

  Scripture                                      Isaiah 11:1-10

  Message                          "Not by what his eyes see"

*Hymn                               "Bless'd be the God of Israel"                              174


#'s are from Hymnal: A Worship Book

Worship leaders - see basic guidelines





Lighting the Advent Wreath

1 - Today - the second Sunday in Advent - we hear about Isaiah's vision
              of a new and transformed world.

2 - A world where all creatures live together in harmony and peace.

3 - We wait with hope for this vision to become reality.

4 - The God of hope fills us with joy and peace in believing.
             We light the candle of hope. (The first purple candle is relit)

5 - We proclaim our belief in God's faithfulness in keeping promises,
              as we light the candle of peace. ( A second purple candle is lit)

[slightly adapted from liturgy written and belonging to Rev. Moira B. Laidlaw.]



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Commentary by
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