Narrative Lectionary Series
Guest Preacher: Rev Sharon Copeman
December 5, 2021
“Live Into Peace!”
Based on JEzekiel 37:1-14 God asks us, “Can these bones live?
God promised new life to the Israelites in exile by breathing into a valley full of dry bones. God breathes new life into us so that we
might live passionately for God.
Order of Worship Service | December 5th, 2021
Prelude: “People, Look East”, tune Besançon, arr. Martin Fallas Shaw
Welcoming & Candle Lighting
Call to Worship
Listen! Our God calls and speaks to us…
Peace is God’s hope for us;
Salvation is God’s gift to us.
See what our God reveals to us…
Righteousness is the path to the kingdom;
Faithfulness is our way through this valley.
How do we prophesy to the dry bones?
God, plant your words and actions deep within us;
Make us your instruments of prophesy and peace!
Advent Candle Lighting
“Hope Is a Star” VU7 (vs 2)
Hymn: “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” VU 44
Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14 God asks us, “Can these bones live?”
Solo: “An Advent Prayer” Allen Pote
Sermon: Live Into Peace!
Meditative Music: Meditation on “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”, arr. David Lasky
Prayers of the People & the Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” VU 684
Commissioning and Benediction
Postlude: Two Variations on “Vom Himmel Hoch” (From Heaven Above to Earth I Come), Friedrich Wilhelm Zachau, J.G. Walther.
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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