Home Worship for the

Second Sunday in Advent

December 5, 2021

Our Home Worship service is much like our in-person service. As you work your way through Home Worship, we hope it is meaningful for you. 

Staying home is a form of loving your neighbor. You may be staying home for your own health but in reality you then become less of a carrier to others that you might come in contact with. If you are not comfortable attending socially distanced activities, please stay home and stay in touch! We hope you will feel close to God who is near even if we are far apart. May God Bless you and Keep you.

Prelude: The First Noel


Advent Call to Worship

Pastor: A path to our God,

People: Winding through the ordinary,

Pastor: Weaving through the busyness,

People: Overcoming roadblocks and detours.

Pastor: A way to go home,

People: Leaving the past in the past,

Pastor: Moving from darkness and exile,

People: Coming into the light.

Pastor: Advent is a path to our God,

People: A way to come home,

Pastor: A discovery of God's voice:

People: Rejoice, rejoice. God is with us!

Dr. Derek C. Weber, Director of Preaching Ministries, Discipleship Ministries of the UMC

Lighting the Candle of Love

L: Today we light the candle of love

P: We add the light of love to the light of hope

L: The light of love binds us to God and to one another

P: So let our light shine

L: We are looking for the coming of Christ

P: We want to follow Jesus

L: God sent his son to give light to the world

P: The light of the world is Jesus

L: In him there is no darkness at all

P: The night and the day are both alike

L: The lamb is the light of the city of God

All: Shine in our hearts Lord, Jesus

Opening Hymn: Love Came Down at Christmas


Advent Prayer of Love

Bless us with Love, O Merciful God;

That we may Love as you Love!

That we may show patience, tolerance,

Kindness, caring and love to all!

Give me knowledge; O giver of Knowledge,

That I may be one with my Universe and Mother Earth!

O Compassionate One, grant compassion unto us;

That we may help all fellow souls in need!

Bless us with your Love O God.

Bless us with your Love.

Scripture Lesson: Isaiah 7:14; 9:2-7

7:14 Therefore, the Lord will give you a sign. The young woman is pregnant and is about to give birth to a son, and she will name him Immanuel. 

9:2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.
On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned.
3 You have made the nation great;
you have increased its joy.
They rejoiced before you as with joy at the harvest,
as those who divide plunder rejoice.
4 As on the day of Midian, you’ve shattered the yoke that burdened them,
the staff on their shoulders,
and the rod of their oppressor.
5 Because every boot of the thundering warriors,
and every garment rolled in blood
will be burned, fuel for the fire.
6 A child is born to us, a son is given to us,
and authority will be on his shoulders.
He will be named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
7 There will be vast authority and endless peace
for David’s throne and for his kingdom,
establishing and sustaining it
with justice and righteousness
now and forever.

The zeal of the Lord of heavenly forces will do this.

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

Sermon: Impossible Love

  Pastor Emily Denmark-McGee, We Make the Road By Walking Series

God's impossible love is here for us no matter what we go through in life, nothing is impossible for God. 

So go into the world and bring God's, 


Closing Song: The Little Drummer Boy

Alex Boye featuring Genesis Choir




May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, our savior and friend;

May the love of God, binding us together and building us up;

May the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, knitting us together as a church family;

Be with us until we meet again.  Amen.