Clinton UMC Worship November 29, 2020 9:00 A.M. 

First Sunday of Advent

Watch Word: Yet, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”  (Isaiah 64:8)

Prelude: (Edd)


Call to Worship

In this season of Advent, we wait. Hoping, hoping God is coming to us. In the vagueness of these days we listen. Hoping, hoping the Word will be whispered to us. In the weariness of our times, we wait, we listen, we watch. Hoping, hoping the Spirit will be found in our midst.

Children’s Moments

Praise Song: (Allegiance)

Prayer in Unison

Faithful God, your promises stand unshaken through all generations. Renew us in hope that we may be awake and alert watching for the glorious return of Jesus Christ, our judge and savior, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Scripture Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-13                

Message:  “A Love Letter on the Shelf”   (Pastor Darrell)

Hymn: “Away in the Manger”

Pastoral Prayer

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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Blessing of Tithe and Offering

Praise Song: “Glorious Impossible” (Allegiance)

Benediction – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13)

(Unity Song) – Make us one, Lord.  Make us one.  Holy Spirit, make us one. Let your love flow so the world will know we are one in You.