Luverne United Methodist Church 
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Worship Service

Sunday, December 17, 2017


Prelude                                                                          Stephanie Jones, Organist


Introit                                                                                                                  Choir


Call to Worship: “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”

Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee. Israel's strength and consolation, hope of all the earth thou art; dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart. 2. Born thy people to deliver, born a child and yet a King, born to reign in us forever, now thy gracious kingdom bring. By thine own eternal spirit rule in all our hearts alone; by thine all sufficient merit, raise us to thy glorious throne.


*Opening Prayer


*Hymn of Praise            “Angels from the Realms of Glory”             UMH 220


Lighting of the Advent Wreath

O come, O come, Immanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to you, O Israel


Hymn “Oh Come All Ye Faithful” UMH 234


Presentation of Tithes and Offerings




Special Music                         “Stand Still and Wait”                                     Choir


Scripture Luke 1:46-55

Message                 “What Is Your Recipe for Christmas Joy?”             Bro. Bob

*Closing Hymn           “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”                        UMH 240




*Postlude Stephanie Jones, Organist


*Stand as you are able



*Affirmation of Faith

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sin, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen. (*universal)


*Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be; World without end. Amen. Amen.



Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.


*The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen


have been placed at the altar to the glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Lester and Family in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Lester and Mr. C.P. Floyd, Jr.