JOY is the Theme for the Third Week of Advent

Narrative Lectionary Series

Rev Dr Richard Chung

Rev Dr Richard Chung
December 12, 2021

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“Go Out with JOY!” 

Based on Isaiah 55:1-13 – Word Accomplishes God’s Purpose

       God promises to restore joy to the Israelites in exile.
God restores our souls when we are spiritually dry.
God strengthens us to walk God’s path in joy. 

 Order of Worship Service | December 12th, 2021

Prelude: “Prepare the Way”, The Swenska Psalmboken; “Joy Shall Come”, Israeli traditional

Welcoming & Candle Lighting

Call to Worship (Isaiah 55:12, VU 884) together

You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace.

The mountains and the hills will break forth before you.

There’ll be shouts of joy.

And all the trees of the field will clap their hands

while you go out with joy.

Advent Candle Lighting

“Hope Is a Star” VU7 (vs 3)

Hymn: “Hark the Glad Sound” VU 29

Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-13

Anthem: “Where the Promise Shines” Words: Sylvia G. Dunstan. Music: Bob Moore. Arr.: Joel Raney

Sermon:   Go Out with Joy!

Reflective Music: Meditation on “What Child is This”, arr. David Lasky

Prayers of the People & the Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice” VU 35

Commissioning and Benediction

Postlude:    “Joy to the World”, G.F. Handel, arr. Fred Bock

Land Acknowledgment:

We acknowledge we worship on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.  We thank them for having cared for this land and look forward to relating with them as covenant people of God as we continue to care for this land together.

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Advent : Hope Peace Joy Love

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Next Sunday at 10:30 am or on demand anytime when we continue the Narrative Lectionary Series with Advent 4: LOVE.

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