Tryon United Methodist Church   

 

 

 

 Tryon United Methodist Church

11:00 AM Worship    Hanging of the Greens/First Sunday of Advent            November 29, 2020

Let the first note of music be the signal for that reverent silence which is the beginning of worship.

 

PRELUDE…...………………….……Of the Father’s Love Begotten……………….…..….Barbara Tilly, flute

 

CHIMING OF THE HOUR...……………...………………………………………..………..Pam McNeil, organ

 

GREETING…………………………………………………………………………………   Rev. Lynnette Sills

 

THE MEANING OF THE SERVICE………………………………………………………..Rev. Lynnette Sills

 

LITANY

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,

 ever green.

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 people’s 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 LORD’S 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, Keppel’s daughters Betsy & Michelle, Charles Laster, Bonnie Lee/Linda Robison, Family of Becky Magee, Ann Malazzo, Margaret Ann, David Maynard, William Montgomery, Edith Nelson, Christy O’Neill, 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 Stewart’s 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

 

 

This week, continue to pray for the following people in our world:

·         All who are currently sick with and fighting COVID-19. 

·         All who have lost loved ones.

·         Those who have experience loss of jobs/financial stress due to current COVID-19 restrictions

·         All of our federal, state and local leaders who have the responsibility to make decisions and coordinate responses to dealing with COVID-19.

·         All the doctors, nurses, emergency services professionals and medical staff.

·         Truck drivers, grocery store, pharmacy and food service workers.

·         Researchers and experts working to produce tests and formulate vaccines.

·         Congregations all over the world as we come to terms with doing church and being church in different ways.

·         All Teachers and school personnel returning to work for this school year as well as students returning to actual and

virtual classroom settings.

SCRIPTURE ……………….,….....Isaiah 64: 1-9 (NRSV)……………….………..….Rev. Lynnette Sills

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down,
    so that the mountains would quake at your presence—
 as when fire kindles brushwood
    and the fire causes water to boil—
to make your name known to your adversaries,
    so that the nations might tremble at your presence!
When you did awesome deeds that we did not expect,
    you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
From ages past no one has heard,
    no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,
    who works for those who wait for him.
You meet those who gladly do right,
    those who remember you in your ways.
But you were angry, and we sinned;
    because you hid yourself we transgressed.
We have all become like one who is unclean,
    and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth.
We all fade like a leaf,
    and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
There is no one who calls on your name,
    or attempts to take hold of you;
for you have hidden your face from us,
    and have delivered us into the hand of our iniquity.
Yet, O Lord, you are our Father;
    we are the clay, and you are our potter;
    we are all the work of your hand.
Do not be exceedingly angry, O Lord,
    and do not remember iniquity forever.
    Now consider, we are all your people.

 

Scripture Reader:  The word of God for the people of God.

People:  Thanks be to God.

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

BENEDICTION

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 God’s 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.

All: Amen.

 

POSTLUDE……………………………..…...…People Look East.......................................Barbara Tilly, flute

                                                                                                                                                Pam McNeil, organ

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The People of Tryon United Methodist Church

seek to answer God’s call to be Disciples of Christ.

 

OUR VISION STATEMENT

As Disciples of Christ we come together as a loving, caring family of faith:

•To share the hope, peace, grace and love of Jesus Christ.

•To worship God and nurture spiritual growth.

•To grow in understanding of the Bible and its revelation of Jesus Christ.

•To serve the needs of our neighbors near and far.

 

MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH Week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5

 

IN-PERSON WORSHIP

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

                                                             Total:        122

 

Anniversaries:                                                                                    Birthdays:

                                                                                                November 30 - Charlotte Holly