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The Way for Worship at Trinity United Church of Christ

December 5, 2021        11am              The Second Sunday of Advent

Gathering Music

Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music and lighting of altar candles

Responsive Intent
If life was a home, then we would pray—
may love be the foundation.
May God be the cornerstone.
May the Spirit be the windows—ushering light in.
And may hope be the walls—holding us together.
In this hour of worship, let us work toward building that home together.
We may not know the path ahead, but God is here, even now.
Let us give thanks for a foundation of love.
Let us worship Holy God.

Lighting of the Advent Candle
A: As we reflect on the foundation of our faith in our lives, we gather together around the candle of peace.
B: The home we long for is a home that knows peace—
A: peace that rests between us and our grief,
B: peace around our anxiety,
A: peace between us and our self-criticism,
B: peace amidst our relationships,
A: peace at the core of our being,
B: peace hovering through and in our world.
A: The home we long for is a home that knows peace.
B: So today we light the candle of peace—as a reminder and as a prayer.
A: Let it be so. Amen.


Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
Our Mother-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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

Instrumental Meditation


Hearing the Sacred Word


Sermon                                                             Rev. Nathan King
A Reading of Scripture


Giving of Our Gifts to God

Invitation to Offering

Offertory  and Bringing of Our Gifts

Praise Response                                                    Doxology

Prayer of Dedication


Going Forth with Good News

Chiming of the Trinity                          (In the name of the Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit)


Closing Song


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Celebrations in  December

6 Rachel & Trish
9 Elsie
11 Zander



Prayer Concerns

– Justin
– Angela
– Leslie’s sister-in-law
– Friend of ours – Jennifer
– Kenneth R. and Kitty
– Jimmy A. father and brother
– Ron’s family
– Deborah N.’s daughter
– Loren & Emily
– Audrey M.
– Jimmy’s dad, and Jimmy
– Revs. Jerry and Marion R.
– Jim and Mary Barbara
– Lisa G.
– Pat L.
– David M.
– Ron C.



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