Worship Dec 12, 2021 -When God Sings
Christ’s presence in our midst in the wonder of the holy supper is cause for singing. The nearness of the God in prayer, in every circumstance, is cause for rejoicing. The coming of one “more powerful” than John, even with a winnowing fork in hand, is good news—and cause for exultation—for us who are being saved. Great joy is the tone for the third Sunday of Advent
Candle Prayer for Third Sunday in Advent
Loving God, fill our hearts with such joy that we would willingly follow Christ in all we do. You turn our mourning into dancing and you wipe away all sorrow from our hearts. Grant us the eyes to see that you are “God with us” and that we are never alone. In Jesus’ holy name we pray. Amen.
Prayer of the Day
Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to the preaching of John, that, rejoicing in your salvation, we may bring forth the fruits of repentance; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Zephaniah 3:14-20 Rejoice, the LORD is in your midst
Isaiah 12:2-6 In your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice, the Lord is near
*Gospel: Luke 3:7-18 One more powerful is coming