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First Sunday of Advent 
November 28, 2021 
Morning Worship - 10:00 A.M. 

Watchword for the week: Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. Luke 21:33 

Band Chorales
Art Sorensen, leader 

Welcome and Announcements
Rev. Ginny Hege Tobiassen

Choral Introit – Hosanna
Edward W. Leinbach, 
Salem Composer (1823-1901)

Lighting of The Advent Candle
Tim and Debby Pyatt

Call To Worship 

Liturgy of Baptism, pages 165-169
Rev. Tobiassen 

Scripture Lessons: 
Kaky Berry

Jeremiah 33: 14-16 

Psalm 25: 1-10 

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; 
do not let me be put to shame; 
do not let my enemies exult over me. 
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;
let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. 
Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. 
Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; 
for you I wait all day long. 
Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, 
for they have been from of old. 
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me,
for your goodness’ sake, O Lord! 
Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore he instructs sinners in the way. 
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. 
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, 
for those who keep his covenant and his decrees. 

1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13

Hymn - The Advent of Our God, page 185
T. Swabia

Gospel Lesson: Luke 21: 25-36
Rev. Tobiassen

Sermon

Hymn 262 - Come, O Long-Expected Jesus
T. Cassel 

Reflection on Giving

The offertory provides an opportunity to reflect on the many ways that we can express our gratitude in response to God: with time, treasure, talents, and testimony. 

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  • Use the Moravian Ministries Foundation giving portal at https://mmfa.info/giving-portal/ Click the “Give Now” button on any page of the Home Church website. For more information, go to HomeMoravian.org/online-giving. You can make one-time or recurring gifts.
  • Text HOME to 73256 on your phone. 

Invitation

Anthem: E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come
Paul Manz (1954) Choir 

Doxology

Offertory Prayer

Liturgy: Advent 1, pages 49-53
Rev. Tobiassen 

(Where indicated in the liturgy, we will sing Hosanna, page 239. The choir will sing the first part, and the congregation will sing the second.) 

Benediction

Choral Response

Postlude - Prepare the Way, O Zion!
Swedish Melody, XVII Century
setting by G. Winston Cassler (1960) 

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