9:00AM Traditional Service: How Far to Bethlehem? - Rev. Richard Vaughan

Services

9:00 Am (Tradtional) and 11:00 Am (Contemporary) - Indoor Service; Virtual worship experience Available here on our website!

November 29, 2020

8:50 AM

9433 Ten-ten Rd Raleigh, NC 27603

First Sunday Of Advent

November 29, 2020



GATHERING AND PRAISE

Greeting

Rev. Richard C. Vaughan

 

Music Call to Worship

Kelly Irons, Pianist

 

Hymn

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Lighting of the Advent Wreath


Apostles’ Creed 

Gloria Patria

Young Disciples Moment

 

Children’s Church

Children ages 3 years—5th grade are welcome to go into the 

narthex to meet for Children’s Church.

 

Hymn

O Little Town of Bethlehem


 PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer 

Lord’s Prayer

 

Special Music

Waiting

Chancel Choir

By  Pepper Choplin


 

Proclamation

Scripture Reading        

Micah 5:2-5

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.

Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has given birth; then the rest of his brothers shall return to the people of Israel. And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth. And he shall be their peace.

When the Assyrian comes into our land and treads in our palaces, then we will raise against him seven shepherds and eight princes of men.

 

Luke 2:1-7

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. 

 

Message

How Far to Bethlehem?

Rev. Richard Vaughan

 


Sending Forth

Hymn

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Offertory Prayer

Benediction