Worship

Worship celebration

Opening Praise hymns

Casting Crowns Video and Lyrics “Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)” From the album “Until the Whole World Hears”

This is the fourth song on the new Casting Crowns christmas album Peace On Earth.

This song was originally written by Chris Eaton, but Amy Grant wanted to record it and asked Chris if she could rewrite some of the lyrics from a woman’s perspective, namely Mary. Chris agreed.

Call to Worship

There will be signs in the heavens and distress among the nations. When Christ returns in power and glory people will faint with fear. But when you see these things, lift up your heads: our redemption is drawing near! Heaven and earth may pass away, but the Word of God will stand unshaken.

Read the section to the left out loud.

Prayer of Confession

Lord, have mercy on us. We are not ready for your coming. We live in sin, as though there were no justice. We live in fear, as though there were no grace. Forgive us, Lord. Show us your mercy and steadfast love. Lead us in your truth, and teach us your paths, for you are the God of our salvation. Amen.

READ THE SECTION TO THE LEFT OUT LOUD.

Praise The Lord Artist: Maranatha! Praise Band Licensed to YouTube by UMG (on behalf of Maranatha (MRA)); ASCAP, and 1 Music Rights Societies

Sermon

Sermon: "Looking for the Fig Tree First Sunday of Advent December 2, 2018