Bulletin 12.09.18

Lexington Presbyterian Church
December 9, 2018
The 2nd Sunday of Advent

Pastor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aaron Flucke
Worship Leader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donna Sipe
Ushers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan & Tom

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Video Prelude:

Opening Song: Angels We Have Heard on High, pg. 132

Lighting of the Second Advent Candle:  
Responsive Reading:
Based on the Selected Scriptures

Leader: In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.
People: In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
Leader: For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son,
People: Whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

Song: Love Come Down,   on screen

Prayer of Confession:  God we thank you for the love that came down on that first Christmas. We thank you for the gift your Son, who rescued us from our slavery to sin and death. Forgive us for taking your love for granted. Forgive us for not loving one another as Christ loved us. in this season, help us to not be consumed by busyness, and a narrow focus on ourselves. Flood our hearts with a renewed sense of your love for us, and give us the strength to share that love with others. In your precious Son’s name we pray, Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Through Christ we are forgiven!

Gloria Patria: words on screen

* Passing the Peace of Christ
        Leader:
The Peace of Christ be with you.
        People: And also with you.

Returning the Tithe & Giving Our Offerings to God  
             The Doxology & Prayer of Dedication

Offering Song: O Holy Night, pg. 148

Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:1-17, NT pg. 1

The Message: The Christmas Story: Love (Part 2)

Welcoming a New Member: Sheila McMillen

Closing Song: O, Come All Ye Faithful,   pg. 145

Benediction