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The Worship Service

Second Sunday of Advent

New Hope Presbyterian Church

December 4, 2022



Opening Sentences (Pastor)


Norma Lights the Candle; Linda reads


We light this candle as a sign

of the coming light of Christ.

Advent means coming.

We are preparing ourselves for the days

when the nations shall

beat their swords into plowshares,

And their spears into pruning hooks;

nation shall not rise up against nation,

neither shall they learn war any more.

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,

the leopard shall lie down with the kid

the calf and the lion and the fatling together,

and a little child shall lead them.




“O Come O Come Emmanuel”

by Chris Tomlin


Prayer of Adoration (Jeri )

Lord God Almighty,

King of glory and love eternal,

You are always worthy to receive adoration,

praise, and blessing.

We praise you now

for sending your Son,

our Savior, Jesus Christ,

For whom our hearts wait,

and to whom,

with you and the Holy Spirit,

One God be honor and dominion,

now and forever.



Call to Confession 

(David leads congregation)

Lord you are the path of life,

fullness of joy and

pleasure forevermore,

so we can be

confident of the truth:

In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.


Confession (All read)

For grievance and injustice:        Por tantas injusticias:

Forgive us, Lord.                       Perdónanos, Señor.

Aloofness and indifference:         Por tanta indiferencia:

Forgive us, Lord.                       Perdónanos, Señor.

For weakness and transgression:    Por todas nuestras faltas:

Forgive us, Lord.                    Perdónanos,Señor.

Resistance and rebellion:            Por nuestra rebeldía:

Forgive us, Lord.                    Perdónanos, Señor.

In your eternal mercy:            En tu misericordia:

Forgive us, Lord.                    Perdónanos, Señor.

In your sustaining grace:             En tu divina gracia:

Forgive us, Lord.                    Perdónanos, Señor.


Silent Personal Confession

(Water pouring to break the silence)

Assurance of Pardon (Pastor)

Anyone who is in Christ is a new creator.

The old life has gone; a new life has begun.

Know that you are forgiven and be at peace.


Passing the Peace (Pastor)

Having been reconciled with God,

let’s be reconciled with each other. (All say)

The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.



Prayer for Illumination (Norma)

Lord, open our hearts and minds,

by the Power of your Holy Spirit,

That as the Scriptures are read,

and your Word is proclaimed,

We may hear and receive with joy

into our hearts what you say to us today.



First Reading (Erik)

Psalm 72:5-20

The Word of the Lord.    Thanks be to God.


Second Reading (Bob)

Romans 15:4-13

The Word of the Lord.    Thanks be to God.



“I’m Just a Nobody”

by Williams Brothers



Reading (Preacher)

Isaiah 11: 1-10

The Word of the Lord.         Thanks be to God.



“The Righteous Reign of The Branch."

RE Linda Davis


God is Good, All the Time!

Todo el Tiempo, Dios es Bueno



“Gabriel’s Message”

by Matt Maher

(The Advent of Christmas)


Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles Creed

Pastor leads all to read together.


I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


Prayers of the People (Linda, with Bob taking notes)


(Prayers of Praise) Lord in your love and grace

(all respond) Hear our Praise!


(Prayers of Intercession) Lord in your mercy

(all respond) Hear our Prayer!


Ending Prayer – ... Amen



Invitation to Give (Terri)

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,

The world, and those who live in it.

Let us return to God the offerings of our life and the gifts of the earth.


Special Mission Offering for December (Charley)

Puentes de Cristo


Giving to New Hope (Erik)


Doxology (Charley)

Let’s sing a song of praise

for all that God has given us!

With words from Hymn

#606 in our hymnal,


Let’s sing the Doxology together.

(All sing)

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


Dedication of the Offering (Mary)

Blessed are you,

God of all creation;

through your goodness

we have these gifts to share.

Accept and use our offerings

for your glory

and for the service

of your kingdom.

Blessed be God forever.




Invitation to Join (Terri) Only if guests are present


Blessing (Preacher of the Day)


Charge (Preacher of the Day)



“He Shall Reign Forevermore”

by Matt Maher

(The Advent of Christmas)


Final Announcements & Schedule (Pastor)


Thank you to our dedicated Liturgists:

David and Jeri DeWeese, Deacon Norma Cordero,

Elder Susan Kerens, Elder Erik Breden,

Elder Julia Todd Stone, Elder Charley Kidder

Ruling Elder Terri Ericson, Ruling Elder Linda Davis,

and Ruling Elder Bob Dymond

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