'' photo (c) 2008, Randy OHC - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ COLINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

“Making Disciples for Jesus Christ”

First Sunday of Advent

December 2, 2018

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to all our visitors! Please fill out the Registration pad and pass it to your neighbor.  If you would like to use an assisted listening device, or a large print hymnal or Bible, please notify the ushers. 

PRELUDE & LIGHTING OF CANDLES  

INTROIT            “Christ Be Our Light”              Bernadette Farrell        

OPENING PRAYER                                                       Bill Sport                      

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE                Sandy Albarty

      CHOIR              “Lift Up Your Eyes”          Joel Rainey

RESPONSIVE LITANY 

        During Advent, God’s promise illuminates our hope.

On those living in the land of darkness,

a light has dawned.

        In times of fear,

        we place our hope in the One who brings peace.

On those living in the land of darkness,

a light has dawned.

        In times of grief, we place our hope

        in the One who offers comfort.

On those living in the land of darkness,

a light has dawned.

        In times of wondering,

        we place our hope in One who speaks truth.

On those living in the land of darkness,

a light has dawned.

            CANDLE LIGHTING

            SONG (choir and congregation)           

                        Lift up your eyes and see the light surround you

                        With radiant hope, illuminate the night.

                        Lift up your voice and sing,

let earth and heaven ring,

lift up your eyes and see the everlasting light.

            PRAYER

*HYMN                      “People Look East”                       UMH 202     

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE

FIRST LESSON                                                        Isaiah 7:10-17

May God add his blessings to the reading of His holy Word.            Amen.                                                                            

PSALM 40                                                                                                                              UMH 774

SECOND LESSON                                   1 Corinthians 12:24b-26             

     May God add his blessings to the reading of His holy Word        Amen.

GOSPEL LESSON                                                     Luke 1:26-38   

     The word of God for the people of God.

     Thanks be to God.  Amen.

SERMON                                                      Rev. Teresa Holloway 

“Congratulations! You’re Going to Have a Baby!”

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                          Stephanie Beasley  

THE SERVICE of WORD & TABLE

PRAYER OF CONFESSION                       

God of the Messiah, you have saved us, yet we adamantly sin. We make the holydays about stuff and not about sacredness. We fret about the wrongs things. We allow dysfunction to dominate instead of the divine. You fill us with Christ, but we act empty.

For the sake of Emmanuel, forgive us. Prepare us for the comings. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE AND PARDON               

Good Christian friends, rejoice! Christ was born to save! God forgives your every sin. What a present!

OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS                                 

  *DOXOLOGY (Tune is “God Is with Us, Alleluia”) UMH 94

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.  Praise Him all creatures here below.  Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen  

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

A CHRISTMAS CAROL COMMUNION**

(to the tune of “Good King Wenceslas”)

May the Lord be with you all. 

   And with you, God’s servant. 

Lift your hearts unto the Lord.

   We lift our hearts most fervent.

Let us give our thanks to God.

   Thanks to God the Father.

Good and right it is to do,

   And it has God’s blessing.

Blessing, honor, glory, power unto God Almighty.

Praise to you, eternal Lord, giver of all mercy.

Long ago you made us, Lord, made us in your image.

But through sin we broke the form of our Lord within us.

Still your love came shining through,

From heav’n you did send us

Christ to take on human flesh, here to live among us.

Christ has suffered for our sin, died a death most cruel.

Now he lives and reigns in heaven, as the brightest jewel.

We the church on earth do sing

with the hosts of heaven.

Glory to the one who died, for he has arisen.

Jesus born at Bethlehem is the king of heaven,

And we praise your blessed name

with the song unending.

(to the tune of “Angels We Have Heard on High”)

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of hosts, all praise be given!

All your glory fills the earth; 

all your pow-er fills the heavens.

Glo - - - - ri-a, in excelsis Deo!

Glo - - - - ri-a, in excelsis Deo!

Blessed is the one who came,

bringing love and light divine. 

Blessed is the king who comes

in the bread and in the wine.

Glo - - - - ri-a, in excelsis Deo!

Glo - - - - ri-a, in excelsis Deo!

(to the tune of “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”)

Good Christian friends, rejoice

with heart and soul and voice;

On the night he was betrayed, Jesus to the Father prayed;

Bless this bread we are to eat,

let it bring forgiveness sweet.

My body dwells therein; my body dwells therein.

Good Christian friends, rejoice

with heart and soul and voice;

Then he took the blessed cup, praying as he raised it up;

In the wine forever more is the way to heaven’s door.

My blood poured out for you;

my blood poured out for you.

Good Christian friends, rejoice

with heart and soul and voice;

Eat this bread and drink this cup,

share the peace that’s from above.

Angels sing of heaven’s bliss,

as we share this Eucharist.

Christ was born for this; Christ was born for this.

(to the tune of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”)

O send your Spirit now upon these gifts;

Make them to be Christ’s body and Christ’s blood,

Make real in us his life and show

That we are one with him in ministry.

Now by - our Spirit - make us one with Christ,

Until he comes in love’s great victory.

Through Jesus, your Emmanuel,

and with the Spirit in your holy church,

all honor and glory are yours,

for now and for evermore.

Amen! Amen! To God the glory be.

Amen! Amen! Alleluia! Amen!

(to the tune of “O Little Town of Bethlehem”)

O Lamb of God from Bethlehem,

where Mary gave you birth,

Grant us your mercy, gracious Lord,

Redeemer of the earth.

O lamb of God, forgive us,

for we still live in sin.

O, come to us, abide with us,

and grant us peace within.

BREAKING THE BREAD

GIVING THE BREAD AND CUP

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

(to the tune of “Away in a Manger”)

Lord, now in your mercy, your servants release.

As your word has promised, oh, grant us your peace.

Our eyes your salvation and mercy behold,

Prepared for the nations as prophets foretold.

A light to the Gentiles, by whom they now see,

The glory of Israel, the Promised One be,

Who lives now and ever, the heaven’s bright Son,

With Father and Sprit, eternally one.

*HYMN            “There’s a Song in the Air”               UMH 249

*BENEDICTION & POSTLUDE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WE WORSHIP GOD WITH OUR:

PRAYERS

Please keep the pastor updated on their status by phone or e-mail.

Anna Sadler

Jean Wamsley

Mercy Eubank

Arnette Smith

Janet Riddick

Pam Thomas

Beth Behringhaus

Jayden Liverman

Luann Mason

Betty & Rodney Midgett

John Kotos

Pat Washington

Billy & Phyllis Jones

Kathy Rothman

Patsy Duren

Bob Wallace

Kim Grulinger

Ron Swann

Carl Blake

Luis Rodriquez

Selby Cooper

Ellen Wallace

Madison Trainor

Sonny Albarty

Fr. JR Hadagny

Marinda Dehart

Stephanie Beasley

Gary Corbell

Maris Osman

Steve Presgraves

Glen Baxter

Marna Gegenheimer

 Storm victims

Ida Mae Beasley

Matt Augustine

Sylvia Mentel

Joe Camacho

 

 Verna Kendall

PRESENCE

Our presence here is our offering to God so that God might be glorified. We had 68 persons at worship last Sunday.

GIFTS

We were blessed to be able to offer $3,897.00 to the General Fund and $100.00 to the Restricted Fund for Christmas Greens! The weekly budget is $3,100.00. We pray that God will bless & sanctify our gifts to do God’s work.

SERVICE

These opportunities to serve as the Body of Christ are available:

Monday – 6 pm – Monday Night Alive at Colington

–  7 pm – OBX Quilt Guild

Tuesday - 9:00 am - Prayer Group in the church parlor.

Wednesday – 6 pm – Pastoral Care Partners meeting

  • 7 pm - Administrative Council meeting

Thursday – 10 am – Colington Crafters

Saturday – 9 am – United Methodist Women

      – 1 pm – Memorial Service for Bob Marsh

COMING UP!

NEXT SUNDAY – “You’re Going to Be a Father!” – Joseph –

Matthew 1:18-25

OUTER BANKS CHORUS Holiday Concert Saturday,

December 15, 6 PM at St. Andrews by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 4212 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC and Sunday, December 16, 3 PM at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 301 W. Kitty Hawk Road, Kitty Hawk NC.

Wed., Dec. 19 – 4 pm – Mobile Food Pantry @ First Flight

      Elementary School

Mon., Dec. 24 – 5:30 pm – Christmas Eve Service (The signs

      are incorrect!)

Christmas Greenery Fund - If you would like to contribute to

the purchase of the Christmas Tree, wreaths, garlands, etc.) by making a donation in honor of or in memory of a loved one, please use the envelopes provided in the Fellowship Hall or see Evelyn Ireland.

Please sign up on the Flower Chart in the Fellowship Hall if you

would like to dedicate flowers in honor or in memory of a loved one or for a special occasion during 2019.

Ushers

Tom Heggie/Stephanie Beasley

Scripture

Sherry Rollason

Sunday School

N/A

Communion

Ron Baxter

Gratitude Journals are available in the Fellowship Hall.

Commitment Card – Please take a moment to fill out your commitment card for 2019 and place it in the offering plate. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

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