December 18th 2022 -“Love in the face of adversity”

2022-12-18 Sunday Service 11:00 AM - Fourth Sunday in Advent

Dear Friends,

This Sunday marks the fourth week of Advent. Please join with us as we light the candle of love and think about the kind of love Jesus brings us for today and for the future. 

On Sunday we will be having a Communion service lead by Major the Rev. Andrew Cameron, a Presbyterian minister serving as a chaplain (padre) with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Our Gospel lesson for this Sunday is taken from Matthew 1: 18-25, the miraculous birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

God’s love for us is on full display as we commemorate his birth. “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. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” – 1 John 4: 9-10

Order of Service

Call to Worship
Lighting of the 4th Advent Candle
Prayers of Adoration & Confession
Declaration of Grace
Choir Anthem: “In the Bleak Midwinter”
Children’s time
Hymn 110: “Come thou long-expected Jesus”
Responsive reading: Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19
Isaiah 7: 10-16
Matthew 1: 18-25
Hymn 121: “Long ago prophets knew”
Sermon: “Love in the face of adversity”
Prayers of the people
Invitation to Communion
Hymn 542: “Let all Mortal Flesh keep silence”
Hymn 134: “Lord you were rich”
Go now in Peace