December 2 – Advent I

December 2 – Advent I

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Welcome to Trinity on this first day of Advent lighting the candle of HOPE

LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE    Ron, Marissa & Nancy Livingstone
One: Today we kindle the Advent candle of hope.
All: We welcome the light that pierces the shadows, the light that affirms God‟s presence, the light that enables us
to move forward in faith.
One: Come, Holy Stranger, beacon of hope on this Advent journey:  welcome us as we welcome you
All: We receive the light of hope.

SCRIPTURE     Jeremiah 33:14-16   read by Fred VanderBeek

SCRIPTURE   Luke 21:25-36

HOMILY    “In Between Time”   Rev. Dr. Alan Minarcik

The service included the sharing of bread and wine during Communion.

We welcome and thank Grace Notes for sharing their gift of music with our congregation this morning.  Music included:  “Angels From the Realms of Glory” , ‘A Candle is Burning’, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” , “Welcome, Jesus, You are Welcome”, ‘As with Gladness Men of Old’, “Receive His Son” , ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’.