Tryon United Methodist Church
Tryon United Methodist Church
PRELUDE ... . Of the Fathers Love Begotten . .. .Barbara Tilly, flute
CHIMING OF THE HOUR... ... .. ..Pam McNeil, organ
GREETING Rev. Lynnette Sills
THE MEANING OF THE SERVICE ..Rev. Lynnette Sills
Pastor: How shall we prepare this house for the coming of Jesus, the King?
People: We will fill our house with the ringing of bells and the sounds of music.
Pastor: How shall we prepare this house for the coming of Jesus, the eternal Christ?
People: We will fill our house with garlands and wreaths of pine and fir, whose leaves are ever living,
Pastor: How shall we prepare this house for the coming of Jesus, our savior?
People: We will fill our house with candles that will give us light in the darkness. And, we will set aside a special place to tell the story of the birth of our Savior.
Pastor: How shall we prepare this house for the coming of Jesus, the Son of God?
People: We will fill our house with the words of the prophets that foretold the saving work of God.
Pastor: How shall we prepare this house for the coming of the Son of Man?
People: We will fill our house with the beauty of the poinsettias and hang special ornaments from our tree. We will be reminded in this season that we await the joy of the birth of the One who was given as an act of love for the world.
THE LIGHTING OF THE FIRST CANDLE: THE CANDLE OF HOPE
Scripture: Isaiah 60:2-3
Our Hope in Advent Jim Holly
PSALTER ..Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19 (pg. 801-802 in the Hymnal) ..... ..Jim Holly
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock!
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth!
In the presence of Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might, and come to save us!
Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved!
O Lord God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your peoples prayers?
You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure.
You make us the scorn of our neighbors; and our enemies laugh among themselves.
Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved!
But let your hand be upon those of your right hand, the ones whom you have made strong for yourself!
Then we will never turn back from you; give us life, and we will call on your name!
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved!
*GLORIA PATRI .. .. ... .. . ..70
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORDS PRAYER (Trespass)
PRAYER LIST - 11/29/20
Juliet Agwanda & Peter & Maggie, Stuart Armstrong, Trevor Arrowood, Lisa Baker, Jessie Barnette, Bill Baron, Alan Blanchard, Terrye Broyhill, Salinda Bulls Family, Jack& Tiffany Bunn & Family, John Bunn, Jackson Bunn, Wayne Bush, Tray (Ansley Campbell), Tracey Conner, Kris Conrad, Rick Covil, Jim Cowan, Charley Culbreth, Rebecca Davis, Linda Dietrich, Caroline Dominesey & Family, Darian Duncan, Rev. Eddie Duncan & Family, Gail Durham, Annie Ewing, Roberta Ferguson, Barbara Fox, David Friddle, Margaret Gilmore, Sandy & Wanda Hagood, Tom & Judy Hall, Dennis Hatton, Sherri Hause, Chuck Henry, Colleen Hibbard, Muriel Hicks, Eddie Hodge, Meredith Hodge, Jewel Hutcherson, Debra Jenny and family, Phil & Gaye Johnson, Charlie Jones, Tom & Margaret Kell, Keppels daughters Betsy & Michelle, Charles Laster, Bonnie Lee/Linda Robison, Family of Becky Magee, Ann Malazzo, Margaret Ann, David Maynard, William Montgomery, Edith Nelson, Christy ONeill, Rob Painter, June Palmer, Shirley Palmer, Salley Parker, Steve Price, Paul Raines, Family of Denise Rimel, Jean Rimel, Pat Roshaven, Andrew Scoggins, Mrs. Sherman, Eric Sills, Ashley Stanley & Family, Susan Stanley, Richard Stephens, Eric Stewarts wife, Paula Storey, Family of Jean Stratford, Harry Strider, Reba & Lee Sullivan, Richard Tendam, Dr. Todd Walter, Ruth Wardin, Melanie & Vaughn West, Brooks Wheeler, Jamie & Holle Wollin & family, Nora Worthen, Anti-Semitism, Kairos Prison Ministry, Fire Fighters and Victims of the fires throughout the West, Unspoken requests for our families and friends who may need prayer support, Unspoken requests for loved ones with mental health issues, in abusive relationships, caregivers who need help caregiving, physical illnesses, etc. Those travelling to and from work, and traveling short and long distances, For the men & women in our military.
Long Term Prayer Needs Virginia Ambrose, Velma Atkinson, Margaret Ballew, Dick/Toot Baron, Eve Beaumont, John Bogwicz, Graham Boulton, Beth Cochran, Jim Cole, Mary Count, Molly Forrester, Christine Glover, Pat Hart, Charles Holly, Martine & John House & family, Alice Logue, Betty Milam, Sherry Palmer, Erika Potter, Gloria Schlechter, Whisman family, Yancy Yeatts
TUMC Armed Forces Prayer List: James Henson Jr., Ladd Shepard, Kevin Mott, David House, Harrison Turnage
SCRIPTURE ., .....Isaiah 64: 1-9 (NRSV) . .. .Rev. Lynnette Sills
MESSAGE.. . Hope for the Clay .. .. Rev. Lynnette Sills
1st Sunday of Advent: Hope
MUSIC .................................Infant Holy, Infant Lowly . .. .Barbara Tilly, flute
Pam McNeil, organ
*DOXOLOGY .. .... . . . .. .. ......94
THE BLESSING OF THE CHRISMON TREE .Jim Holly
Lay Leader: Holy Lord, we come with joy to celebrate the birth of your Son,
People: who rescued us from the darkness of sin by making the cross a tree of live and light.
Lay Leader: May this tree, arrayed in splendor, remind us of the life-giving cross of Christ.
People: that we may always rejoice in the new life that shines in our hearts. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE LIGHTING OF THE CHRISMON TREE
Pastor: Christ came to bring us salvation and has promised to come again.
People: May we always be ready to welcome him.
Pastor: May the keeping of Advent open our hearts to Gods love.
People: May this Christmas season fill us with peace ad joy as we strive to follow the example of Jesus.
Pastor: Go in peace.
POSTLUDE .. ... People Look East.......................................Barbara Tilly, flute
Pam McNeil, organ
MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH Week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5
WITH ON-LINE WORSHIP CONTINUING AT THE SAME TIME.
SEE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR DETAILS.
OUR MEMBERSHIP VOWS
Attendance - 11/22/2020 - 11:00 am - Sanctuary: 21
- On-Line: 101
November 30 - Charlotte Holly