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Dear friends,

Please join in tomorrow morning as we celebrate the second Sunday in Advent! This week we'll hear the story of the angel Gabriel visiting Mary and Mary's surprising response. Below is the bulletin for the service and information about the virtual coffee hour to follow.

Please vote each week for your favorite Christmas carol by clicking here. The songs that receive the most votes will be used in worship on December 20th during our Carol Sing. Watch tomorrow to see which carols are leading.

You can watch recordings of the live stream any time after worship or use our at-home worship guides which are posted to our website - this week's guide can be found here.

I look forwarding to worshiping with you tomorrow as we prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of our Lord Jesus!

Jody
Live Streaming Link (YouTube)
Join us for a time to talk and catch up during our virtual coffee hour over Zoom. Join us using these details:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://michiganumc.zoom.us/j/92229376467?pwd=RWVaYlNSSDdrL2tGZldFMWwxMmtnQT09

Meeting ID: 922 2937 6467
Passcode: mumc
Download and print the coloring page for this week here. The coloring page is great both for kids and anyone else who worships well with busy hands!
Worship: December 6, 2020 at 10:30am

Hymn Preview / Prelude                        

Welcome

Hymn  Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (UMH 196, lyrics)

Call to Worship
     People of God, lift up your hearts:
     the Lord looks with favor upon the lowly.

     Holy is the name of the Lord,
     whose mercy is great across the generations.

     Strong is the arm of the Lord,
     who scatters the proud and feeds the hungry.

     With all our hearts, let us glorify the Lord
     who uprights the world and comes to our aid.


Hymn: What Child Is This (UMH 219, lyrics)

First Advent Candle: Peace (Coloring Page
     Dear God,
     As we journey down this Advent road,
     grant us the courage to make peace.
     Peace in our hearts,
     Peace in our homes,
     Peace in our communities.
     Amen.


Special Music  Webb Seegert

Advent Bag Gift

New Testament Reading  Luke 1:26-38, 46-55

Message   Fear Not,Mary!

Hymn  Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (UMH 216, lyrics)

Prayers of the People
    The Lord’s Prayer 
(UMH 895)

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                    
    Advent Doxology
    Prayer of Thanksgiving

        O God, you blessed Mary by inviting her to give
        birth to your only Son, Jesus Christ. You have
        blessed us, as well, with the gift of Christ and the
        abundant life he provides. Out of all these blessings,
        we give you back these offerings, faithfully trusting
        in your promise of a coming day of peace. Amen.


Sending Forth  O Come, All Ye Faithful, v.1-3 (UMH 234, lyrics)

Benediction

Postlude

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