YOUR AMAZING CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM HEAVEN

YOUR AMAZING CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM HEAVEN

The Sermon: Isaiah 9: 6-7

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given. And the government shall be upon His shoulders; And His Name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing it and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord almighty will accomplish this.

YOUR AMAZING CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM HEAVEN

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Berea Lutheran Church Advent Candle Gift

SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT

December 9, 2012 (9:00 a.m.)
For Pre-Service Meditation – Psalm 2, Page 123 In Front Of Hymnal

TLH 73 (V 1, 4-5 – Third Melody): Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates Hymnary.org link

The Invocation And Responsive Advent Prayer
P: Eternal Father, throughout the centuries You repeated and affirmed Your promise to send the Offspring of the woman to crush the serpent’s head. Through Your prophets of old, You continually directed the eyes of Your people to the Advent of their Savior.
C: We praise You, O God, for keeping Your promise and sending
Your Son to destroy the works of the devil.
P: As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our King, use Your mighty Word to shatter our pride and to rouse us from spiritual slumber and apathy.
C: Move us to take to heart the words of John: “Repent, for the
Kingdom of heaven is near.”
P: You sent Your Son to redeem us from sin. Let this Good News be our joy and strength. Use it to cheer the lonely, encourage the fearful, and give hope to the despairing. In these busy days before Christmas, spare us from the stress of the world’s Christmas, the frenzy of commercialism and our own misguided Christmas priorities.
C: Fill our lives with the message of Your peace and the music of
Your grace.
P: Direct our eyes not only to the manger but also to the skies, where we will see Your Son coming again, not as a lowly child but as the Lord of lords and King of kings.
C: Lift up our hearts in joyful anticipation of that day.
P: Come quickly, Lord Jesus, in Your grace, in Your power, in Your glory.
C: Come, Lord Jesus! Amen.

The Lighting Of The “Bethlehem” Advent Candle

TLH 647 : O Little Town of Bethlehem Hymnary.org link

O little Town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by;
Yet in Thy darkness shineth the everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in Thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary, And gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep Their watch of wond’ring love.
O morning stars together Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God, the King, And peace to men on earth.

The Scripture Reading – Luke 1: 26-38

The Annunciation

The Apostles Creed

TLH 66 : Hark the Glad Sound! Hymnary.org link

The Sermon ……………………………….….…….… Isaiah 9: 6-7
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given. And the government shall be upon His shoulders; And His Name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing it and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord almighty will accomplish this.

YOUR AMAZING CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM HEAVEN

TLH 106 (V 4-7): The People That in Darkness Sat Hymnary.org link

Our Advent Offering

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Lord’s Parting Blessing

TLH 62 : Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel Hymnary.org link
V 1 – All V 2 – Ladies & Girls V 3 – Men & Boys 4 – All