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Fourth Sunday of Advent 

10:00 AM Service December 18, 2022 



Welcome and Announcements 

Ringing of the Bell 

Lighting of the Advent Wreath and Prayer 

Hymn # 257 “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” st. 7,8 

7. O come, O king of nations, come, O Cornerstone that binds in one; refresh the hearts that long for you; restore the broken, make us new. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel. 

8. O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel. 


Confession and Forgiveness 

P: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. 

C: Blessed be God’s name forever. Amen 

Beloved, now is the time to wake from sleep. Let us confront our sins, and confess them to the one who is merciful and just. 

(Silence is kept for reflection) 

P: God of new beginnings, 

C: we confess that we have not welcomed your holy reign. We have strayed from your paths. We dishonor one another and your creation. Purify us with your refining fire and set us again on your way of love, that we may bring fruit worthy of repentance, and welcome your coming among us. Amen. 

P: People of God, a new thing is growing in our midst, a tender branch, a living sign. By water and the Spirit you are joined to this wonder. You have put on + Christ, and your sins have been washed away. Rejoice in the way of the Lord. 

C: Amen. 


L: In peace, let us pray to the Lord. 


L: For the peace from above, and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord. 


L: For the peace of the whole world, for the well being of the Church of God, 


and for the unity of ll, let us pray to the Lord, 

L: For the holy house, and for all who offer here their worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord, 


L: Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord. 


L: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion 

of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 

C: And also with you. 


L: Let us pray: 

All: Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might, free us from the sin that hinders our faith, that eagerly we may receive your promises, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 


First Reading Isaiah 7: 10—16 Pg. 1069 

R: Word of God, Word of life. 

C: Thanks be to God. 

Psalm Psalm 80: 1—7, 17—19 Pg. 919 


PS 80:1 Hear us, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock; you who 

sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth 

PS 80:2 before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh. Awaken your might; come and save us. 


PS 80:4 O LORD God Almighty, how long will your anger smolder against the 

prayers of your people? 

PS 80:5 You have fed them with the bread of tears; you have made them drink 

tears by the bowlful. 

PS 80:6 You have made us a source of contention to our neighbors, and our 

enemies mock us. 



PS 80:17 Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand, the son of man you 

have raised up for yourself. 

PS 80:18 Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name. 

PS 80:19 Restore us, O LORD God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, 

that we may be saved. 


Second Reading: Romans 1: 1—7 Pg. 1747 

R: Word of God, Word of life. 

C: Thanks be to God. 

(Please rise for the Gospel.) 

After the Gospel is announced: 

C: Glory to you, O Lord. 

Gospel Reading Matthew 1: 18—25 Pg. 1527 

P: The gospel of the Lord. 

C: Praise to you, O Christ. 

(Please be seated) 


(Please Stand) 

Hymn # 254 “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” 


L: Together with the whole church, we confess our faith: 

All: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. 

I believe in Jesus Christ, 

God’s only Son, our Lord, 

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, 

born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, 

was crucified, died, and was buried; 

He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. 

He ascended into heaven, 

He is seated at the right hand of the Father, 

And he will come to judge the living and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, 

the holy catholic Church, 

the communion of saints, 

the forgiveness of sins, 

the resurrection of the body, 

and the life everlasting. Amen 

The Prayers 

L: . . .Lord, in your mercy, 

C: Hear our prayer. 


Sharing of the Peace 

L: The peace of Christ be with you always. 

C: And also with you! 

L: Let us share Christ’s peace with one another. 



Offering Hymn #253 “He Came Down” 

(As the last verse is sung, please stand as the offering is brought forward.) 

L: Let us pray. 

All: Gracious God, all goodness flows from you. You bless us and you call us to be a blessing to a world in need. Accept these offerings as a sign of our whole lives returned to you through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. 





The Words of Institution 

The 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. 



Invitation to Communion 

Communion Hymns 

Hymn # 256 “Comfort, Comfort Now My People” 

Hymn # 262 “Wait for the Lord” (sing several times) 



Hymn # 248 “People, Look East” 

L: Go in peace. Serve the Lord. 

C: Thanks be to God. 




Our thanks to those who serve as our worship leaders today: 

Liturgist—Claire Roberts

Reader—Lou Nelson 

Handbell Director—Wendy Kuenemann 

Organist—Edward Workmon 

Pastor—Rev. Paul Miller