Mill Plain UMC Sunday November 27 2022,
A mountain of God’s Peace
Come Now is the Time to Worship
Dona Nobis Pacem
Mighty To Save
Down by the riverside
Sunday November 27, 2022 9:30 am
Song Come Now Is The Time To Worship
Lighting of Advent Candle
Leader: You know what time it is:
People: Alarms sound and rouse us from our slumber.
Leader: Sirens wail and alert us to danger.
People: But about that day and hour no one knows: the end is coming. We must wake up!
Leader: War in Ukraine, political strife in the United States, domestic violence in families; we long for peace and wholeness.
People: Grant us peace, O God.
Leader: On this first Sunday of Advent we light one candle for peace
People: Let the light of peace glow within us.
(Sing Dona Nobis Pacem while the first candle is lit)
Song Dona Nobis Pacem
God of Peace,
we live in a world where nations rise up against nations and we invest many resources in learning war. Our communities fight over issues from taxes to tolls, neighbors contend with each other and families argue at the dinner table. Forgive our contention and teach us instead the things that make for peace: forgiveness, cooperation, and compromise. Show us how to turn our weapons of war into tools for life. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Song Mighty To Save
Young Disciple’s Moment
The Lord’s Prayer
Presentation of Offerings
The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it. Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!
Sermon The Mountain of God’s Peace
Come and open our doors to welcome all, O God.
Come and astonish our minds with the beauty of your love, O God.
Come and fill our hearts with your peace, O God.
Song Down by the riverside
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen.
Song Give Thanks
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