SUNDAY WORSHIP

Advent Service

Advent is about anticipation. For four Sundays we look to the coming of the Christ child as the completion of human longing for hope, peace, joy and love.

 

  • Prelude: Sets the tone for worship by music appropriate to the season

  • Bell Ringing: Calls the community to worship

  • Greeting: Tells that all are welcome here

  • Centering: A song that invites quiet inner reflection

  • Silence: Further deepens our openness to the spirit

  • Prepare Him Room: Acknowledging in words our life condition that longs for healing and resolution

  • Words of Encouragement: The spirit speaks of and to our longing

  • Advent Liturgy: Music, words, candle lighting to signify the presence of our trust and faith in God

  • Hymn of Christmas: To sing the sacred songs of the Christmas season

  • Responsive Reading: Using ancient scripture of the peoples who looked to the coming of the Messiah

  • Gospel: The Good News of the Christian Community

  • Sung Response: We honour the words of scripture as valid and valuable for us

  • Anthem: The church choir offers their gift of sacred music

  • Commentary: The one ministering speaks of an understanding and interpretation for today

  • Hymn: Singing that supports the message 

  • Mission: Statement about who we are, what we believe, and how to participate

  • Offering: Our expression of thanks for life and blessings

  • Music: To accompany the gathering of the offering

  • Life and Work: Sharing about what we are up to in making a difference

  • Community Prayers: We speak of our global community and ask for direction and compassion.

  • Prayer of Jesus: We recite or sing in unison the prayer commonly known as the Lord’s prayer

  • Hymn: Our final song of faith and intention

  • Benediction: The words of blessing based on letters written to the church of the first century 

  • Sung response: Lively words of encouragement to one another

  • Postlude: Music that nurtures our spirits

St Paul's United Church, 2410 Malaview Avenue, Sidney, BC, V8L 2G4

Tel: 250-656-3213

E-mail: stpauluc@telus.net