Centre Street United Methodist Church

217 North Centre Street

Cumberland, Maryland  21502

 

DECEMBER 3, 2017

First Sunday of Advent

Holy Communion

 

WELCOME TO CENTRE STREET CHURCH

We welcome those with baby skin and those whose skin needs ironing…

Those who came with a purpose and those who have no idea why or how they got here…those who spent their last dime at the races and those who don’t have a dime to spare…sports moms and dog lovers…those with addictions and those who think they have none…those who have a history in the church and those who are questioning the church’s validity and those who are seeking a friend…those who sing like a canary and those who honk like a goose…Bible readers and those who do not own a Bible…the challenged in this life and those who have it all together…those who came alone and those who were dragged here by parents or grandparents…the poor, the rich, the middle, the hungry, and the glutton…the tree-huggers, the movie goers, and the fast food junkies…the meat-lovers and vegetarians…those in blue jeans and those in three piece suits. In other words, WE WELCOME YOU! Thank you for being with us today!

 

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, JOYS, AND CONCERNS

 

WHAT IS ADVENT?

   

PRELUDE:                        “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”                   Heather Haines

                                                           Lani Smith

OPENING PRAYER 

 

MUSIC BY:                        “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”                               Low Sunday

                                                      “Joy to the World”    

                                                              “Noel”       

                                            “O Little Town of Bethlehem”                                                                             

                                                                           

THE GATHERING OF OUR TITHES, GIFTS, AND OFFERINGS

    Offertory:                                                                                                           Low Sunday

   *Doxology:                                                                                                              UMH   95

   *Prayer of Dedication & Lord’s Prayer

 

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Mark 13:33-37                                      

  

MESSAGE:   “Ready or Not, Here I Come!”                                Rev. Thomas E. Young, Jr.

 

SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION

The Great Thanksgiving

Sharing of The Elements

Prayer After Receiving

                                                                       

*CLOSING SONG:                           “Mary Did You Know”                               Low Sunday

*BENEDICTION                                                      

*CHIMES

 

*POSTLUDE:                                      “Prepare the Way”                             Heather Haines

                                                               James Mansfield

  

 

 

                                                 *Congregation Stands as Able

                                        Congregation reads words in dark print

                                                

    

   

The flowers at the front of the church today are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Mary Louise “Brownie” Lucas

 for her birthday, Dec. 12th from her daughters, Vicki & Cheryl and

their families.

 

Also, the flowers at the front of the church today are given

to the Glory of God and in loving appreciation of all members of CSUMC

for their prayers/cards while Savannah was in Ruby Memorial Hospital and while she is recuperating.

“She is doing good, and can’t wait to go back to school”