PSPC Worship Service

PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
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December 3, 2017 - 10:00 AM Service
1st Sunday of Advent
Liturgical Color: Purple
 
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Pre-Service Music Praise Band

Welcoming Rev. Christine Dickerson

Life of the Church Elder Morella Larsen

Passing of the Peace My Peace (As we return to our seats.)  Congregation

Prelude Special Music  Praise Band

Lighting of the First Advent Candle Jim & Kay Chabot

* Opening Hymn O Come, O Come, Emmanuel  Hymn #88 (1,2,6,7)

Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)
God of grace and God of glory, we stand in the stillness of expectation for what is to come. We stand as children, waiting for the longed-for gift that is our hope and trust. Our hearts are thankful hearts for a gift beyond measure and joyful beyond our understanding. The vastness of the heavens seem poised for a change that will touch every heart and every life. We wait, O God, we wait, and we hope. Help this time to be one of renewal and remembrance of what can be. Tear away the shadows that keep us from fulfilling our own call to love and protect. Destroy our fear of the stranger and turn our violence into love, your Love. Forgive us our weakness and self concern. Place in our hands the torch that will light our way to the manger and lead us forward with hearts transformed. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

(A moment for silent reflection)

Assurance of Pardon
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us. Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.

* Singing Gloria Patri  Hymn #623

Prepare the Way  Hymn # 106(all)

Choral Preparation A Nativity Prayer  Choir

Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer
Our 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. Amen.

Anthem Soon And Very Soon w/ We Three Kongs  Choir

Prayer for Illumination .
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen

Psalter Lesson Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19 (Unison)  Elder Morella Larsen

Hebrew Testament Isaiah 64: 1-9 

Song of Preparation Emmanuel  On Screen (all)

New Testament 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9 

Gospel Lesson Mark 13: 24-37 

Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."

Sermon Live It!  Rev. Christine Dickerson

* In Response Come Thou Long Expected Jesus  Hymn #82 (all)

Morning Tithes and Offerings

Offertory Special Music  Praise Band

* Doxology Congregation

* Prayer of Dedication

Hymn of Preparation Let Us Break Bread Together  Hymn # 323 (all)

Invitation Rev. Christine Dickerson

The Great Thanksgiving

Breaking of the Bread

Communion of the People

Prayer after Communion

* A Challenge to Go Forth

* A Singing Response God Be with You  Congregation

* Benediction

Postlude Praise band

* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall

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