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November 29, 2020

1st Sunday in Advent

11:00 AM


WORSHIP BEFORE WORSHIP                                                                                     Fish Food

MEDITATION - “At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God's own love and concern.”      - Mother Teresa                                                                                       


PRELUDE                      O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”               arr. H. Stover                                                  

(Please use this time to prepare your heart for worship.)          Organist, Katie Campbell




ADVENT READING: Isaiah 11:1-4a, 10                                       Readers, The Clemmer Family        


OPENING HYMN                O Little Town of Bethlehem”                               No. 230                           



ANTHEM                               "The Friendly Beasts"                  arr. M.McChesney

                                                                                                     Fiducia Deo Ringers     

SCRIPTURE LESSON: Matthew 2:1-15                                      Reader, Ken Willey    

            Reader: This is the Word of God for us.       

            People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON                        “Gold: A Gift for a King”                     Rev. Hopple 


HYMN                                        Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming”                      No. 216                                                      



        Almighty God, You are ruler of all, and have given us all that we have. In return, You deserve our love and adoration, but we confess that there are times where we fall short. Please forgive us. Take Your rightful place in our lives, so that we may live to follow You. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, the Little Babe of Bethlehem and Savior of all. Amen.  

PERSONAL CONFESSION in silence with organ/piano meditation


WORDS OF ASSURANCE                                                                                                                                                                                                   

        Leader: “Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the king of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm. God is king over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.”  - Psalm 47:6-8                                                                                       


THE PEACE - Let us offer signs of peace, reconciliation, and love with one another.                                 

        Leader: The peace of the Lord be with you.

        People: And also with you.


MISSION OF THE MONTH - Christian Appalachian Project



OFFERTORY                         “Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming”                 arr. M. Hayes                                       


DOXOLOGY - No.95                                         

        Praise God from whom all blessings flow;                                            

        Praise him, all creatures here below;

        Praise him above, ye heavenly host;

        Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.



PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND CONCERN                                                                                                                                                                                   

THE LORD’S PRAYER                                                                                                                          

            Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


                                     SENDING FORTH

HYMN                                “The First Noel”                              No. 245                                                                                      




POSTLUDE                    Postlude on "Unto Us Is Born a Son"               arr. J. Dixon                                                                                                                      

(Please use this time to reflect on the service and prepare your heart for a week with Jesus.)


Please Be In Prayer For…

            Julianna Supplee                  Joan Pollock              Bert and Mary Jane Holly                 Celeste Loscalzo                      Joey Hayes


(*indicates newly added)



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Beginning Monday, Nov. 30th at 8:30 AM: Advent Bible study, "Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas. Participants will meet virtually the four Mondays of Advent. Contact Marge Kramer atmarge.kramer@cumclansdale.orgbe part of this study.

The Mission Committee has organized a way to do the Giving Tree this year. It is a little different - no tags on the tree but you can go on Signup Genius and choose a child and the gift. Signup link was sent in the Monday Rundown/Friday Update emails. As always, after purchasing, wrap you gift adding a tag with the information (boy, girl, child/family code) and return it to church on December 13th from 12:00-4:00 PM. If you have questions, please contact Nancy Albacker at 267.483.5152. Please note: Walmart, Target, and Amazon gift cards can be purchased directly through the church office. Please contact office manager, Kristin Iseman, at 215.855.1643


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Sunday, November 29th

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