Worship Service – Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.

Order of Service

We continue our live broadcast this morning and welcome in-person worshipers into the Sanctuary (with socially distanced seating). Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service, both online and in person.

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Announcements

Words of Welcome & Territorial Acknowledgement

Prelude – Veni Emmanuel arr. R. Schram

The lighting of the Advent Wreath

Call to Worship

A Time for Reflection

Room

I asked God—
what about my
fingernail-biting habit
or the way I leave all the cabinets
open in the kitchen?
What about the way I can be dramatic,
drumming up a fight, only to
hand out apologies like souvenirs?
What about the way I second-guess myself,
let shame drive, or stay quiet when I
have something to say?
What about the way I chase accomplishments
like a dog with a bone?
that I’m terrible at prayer and
cannot help but yawn during church?

What about
What about
What about?
My baggage might be too big for the van.
But then
God called me by my first and middle name,
which always means business,
and said:
Who told you that you were too much?
Sugar, there is so much room for you here.
So that’s when I grabbed a seat
and we hit the road
and I knew right then
that the rumors were true.
There is room.
There is room.

Hymn – #122 O come, O come Emmauel

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Baptism

Psalm 25:1-11 (Choral)
Tone: A Donaldson
Refrain: H.B. Cabena

Scripture:

Hymn: #103 All earth is waiting

Sermon: There’s Room for Every Story

Hymn Through the ages (from Sanctified Art)

Offering


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Anthem – People look east M. Archer

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #110 Come, though long-expected Jesus

Blessing

Postlude – Hyfrydol arr. R. Schram