Focus Statement: OLord, what am I waiting for? Why am I afraid? I see my need for your strengthin my weakness and my need to be filled with your courage in the midst of allmy fears. I long for an awakening, for a renewed trust, and for patience in thecoming of the Lord.
Centering Bell/Gathering Music
Welcome & Call to Worship
Leader: Let us share together in the Litany ofLight.
Happy are those whose help is theGod of Jacob and Rachel, whosehope is in Yahweh their God.
Men: Andgive sight to the blind.
Women: You raise up those that were bowed down.
All: Andlove the just.
Leader: You protect strangers;
Women: The orphan and widow you sustain.
Men: Butthe way of the wicked you thwart.
All: Yahweh shall reign foreveryour God, O Zion, through all generations.
Lighting of Advent Candles
Special Music STS #26 Helpless and hungry (What Child is This)
Children’s Time Hank Rossiter
Song: HWB #182 Oh,how shall I receive thee
ScriptureReading Isaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-11
Meditation WhomShall I Fear? MarilynRossiter
Song: STJ #97 The Lord is my Light
Sharingof Joys and Concerns/Congregational Prayer
Introductionof guests; Announcements
Song: HWB #184Hark! The glad sound!
WorshipLeader: LaVerne Yousey
Song Leader: PamZook
Piano: Dora Short
Nursery: Judy& Stan King
Worship Planners:Susan Moyer & Marilyn Rossiter