ADVENT WORSHIP SERVICE


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ADVENT WORSHIP SERVICE,
December 14, 7:00 pm (Future = Hope)

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ADVENT SERVICE
DECEMBER 14, 2022
7:00PM
“IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME: THE FUTURE”

Grace Lutheran Church
1787 Klerner Lane
new Albany, IN 47150
(812) 944-1267
glcna.com

MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICE
“IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME:
THE FUTURE”

GREETINGS AND PRAYER

(Rise)
INVOCATION AND CALL TO WORSHIP:
Pastor: In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.

Pastor: Jesus Christ is the Light of the World, (John 8:12)
People: The Light no darkness can overcome (John 1:5)

Pastor: Lord, Let Your light scatter the darkness (1 Corinthians 4:5)
People: And illumine Your Church. (2 Corinthians 4:6)

From Psalm 71 (I will proclaim the mighty deeds of God)
Pastor: I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
People: I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
Pastor: Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God,
People: till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to
come.
Pastor: Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things.
People: Who is like you, God?
Pastor: Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter,
People: you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.
Pastor: You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.
People: I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God;
Pastor: My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you—I whom you have delivered.
People: My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long,
Pastor: for those who wanted to harm me
People: have been put to shame and confusion.

OPENING HYMN: “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” LSB # 575

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COLLECT:
Pastor: Let us pray together…
All: Lord of Lords and King of Kings, renew our hope so that our strength may be renewed, our purpose may be reawakened, and our souls may be stirred toward love and faithfulness unto eternal life; we pray through Jesus, our resurrected Lord, who lives and reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.

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SPECIAL MUSIC: “Mary Did You Know?” – sung by Georgianne Weathers

Jeremiah 31:15-17 (Mourning will be turned to Joy)
15 This is what the Lord says:
“A voice is heard in Ramah,
mourning and great weeping,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more.”
16 This is what the Lord says:
“Restrain your voice from weeping
and your eyes from tears,
for your work will be rewarded,”
declares the Lord.
“They will return from the land of the enemy.
17 So there is hope for your descendants,”
declares the Lord.
“Your children will return to their own land.

Reader: This is the word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL HYMN: “Behold Our God”—Screens

THE HOLY GOSPEL: Matthew 2:13-18 (A Future established in the Midst of Sadness)
213 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”[c]
16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
18 “A voice is heard in Ramah,
weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more.”

Pastor: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to You, O Christ.

MESSAGE: Pastor Woods, Associate Pastor of Grace Lutheran

OFFERTORY: “What Child is This?” LSB # 370 vs. 1 & 3

PRAYERS & LORD’S PRAYER

BENEDICTION

CLOSING: “We Wait in Hope”—screens