A Peek at Another Universalist Advent Season Service

The Universalist Church of West Hartford
Advent Service
Sunday, December 7, 2008

Organ Prelude: “Come Thou, Savior” (by J.S Bach)

Words of Welcome (by Rev. Jan Nielsen)

Call to Worship (in unison): Singing the Living Tradition Reading #615 “The Work of Christmas

Hymn (in unison): #225 “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

Lighting of the Advent Candles

Affirmation (in unison):
Love is the spirit of this church, and service its law
This is our great covenant
To dwell together in peace
To seek the truth in love, and to help one another

Child Dedication (with song “May You Grow” performed by Cynthia Wolcott)

Story for all Ages: “On Interval House”

Singing the Children Out (in unison) : “We Will Keep a Place for You”

Reading: “Love Tenderly”

Musical Offering: “Come Now, Savior”

Hymn to Call to Prayer: #123 “Spirit of Life”

Silent Prayer

Prayer (by Rev. Jan Nielsen)

Lord’s Prayer

Musical Response

Offertory: “Wondrous Love”

Doxology (in unis0n):
Praise God for love we all may share
Praise God for beauty everywhere
Praise God for hope of good to be
Praise God for truth that makes us free

Reading: “Prospective Immigrants Please Note” (by Adrienne Rich)

Hymn (in unison): #293 “O Star of Truth”

Sermon: “What it Will Take” (by Sarah K. Person)

Hymn (in unison): #298 “Wake, Now, My Senses”

Benediction (in unison, adapted from Paul’s Letter to the Thessolonians):
Go out into the world in peace
Have courage
Hold on to what is good
Return to no person evil for evil
Strengthen the fainthearted
Support the weak
Help the suffering
Honor all beings

Organ Postlude: “O Thou, of God” (by J.S. Bach)


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