December 16, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent


Greet your neighbors–Pass Friendship Pad to others in your pew, and then pass it back.




Lighting of the Candle Of Joy

Vance, Trevor and Calvin Peterson

Hymn #88 verse 3

O come, O come, thou Lord of might, who to thy tribes on Sinai’s height in ancient times didst give the law in cloud and majesty and awe. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Call To Worship

Heather Reusch

L: A voice cries in the wilderness:

P: prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

L: Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill made low,

P: the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

L: Let us worship God.

Opening Prayer

*Hymn #96

“On Jordan’s Banks, the Baptist’s Cry”

*Call To Confession

*Prayer Of Confession

In your presence, Holy God, we confess our need to repent. We have broken your commands. We do not live in peace. We have not trusted your Word and we act out of fear rather than compassion. Forgive us, restore us, and give us strength to turn to the One who has turned toward us with mercy, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon

* Gloria Patri #581

Children’s Chat

Pastor Mindy


“Every Valley”

J. Ness Beck


Prayer For Illumination

First Lesson

Isaiah 12:2-6

Second Lesson

Luke 3:1-18



Pastor Mindy


Hymn #163

“Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice”

*Affirmation Of Faith

Colossians 1:15-20

Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible. All things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn of the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. Amen.



*Doxology #606

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Offertory Prayer

Prayers of God’s people and the Lord’s prayer


*Hymn #106

“Prepare the Way, O Zion”


* Hymn #601



*Those Who Can, May Stand