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Welcome to St. Andrew's! We would love to have you join us this Sunday. You can also stream the service live HERE on Facebook or HERE on our website. This Sunday we will be celebrating Holy Communion. Those who join via the live stream or recordings are invited to prepare their own juice and bread for the service. 

Welcome to today's music leaders, Curtis & Jarrett.

Order of Service


Advent Reading & Candle Lighting

“O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel.”
We wait for you, O King of Kings,
The one of whom the prophets sing,

To rescue us from Rome’s strong hand.
Restore to us this promised land,
Usher us to the Lord’s delight,
And lead us in the way of light.

A King forever on the throne
who’ll never leave us on our own.
He will be great, called the most high,
we wait his coming to be nigh.

But who is this, a virgin child
So poor and humble, meek and mild?
A mother for our Savior, she,
not married yet, how can this be?

Help us, our God, help us to see
How this young child will the King be!
“Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel
Shall come to us, O Israel.”

On this first Sunday in Advent we celebrate Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would give birth to the Messiah. We light this first candle of Advent to recognize that the light of the world is coming.

Hymn: "O Come O Come Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel)" [#122] (Public Domain)

Opening Prayers  & Children's Story 

Choruses: "The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came" (Bearing-Gould) [#156] & "What A Beautiful Name" (Fielding, Ligertwood)

Scripture Lesson: Luke 1:26-38

Sermon: "Gabriel Announces"

Special Music: "Mary Did You Know" (Greene, Lowry)

Offering & Doxology

Prayers of the People (can be shared in comments of live feed)

Communion Hymn: "This I Believe: The Creed" (Fielding, Crocker)

The Lord's Supper

Hymn: "Hope is a star" (Wren, Raney) [#119]


Zoom Bible Study: Pastor Steve's study is cancelled this week.
Session Meeting: The elders will be meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 pm on Zoom.
Ladies Bible Study: 
Meet in the Tea Room on Thursdays from 11:30 to 1:30 for a study on 'Justice'. Bring a bag lunch. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries:  Max Simons (Monday, December 4), Calvyn & Miranda Coetzer  (Tuesday, December 5), Julie Simmons (Wednesday, December 6)
The Longest Night: We are partnering with SWCC for another Longest Night/Blue Christmas service. This service creates space for those who are experiencing loss during a season of joy. The service will be held at SWCC on Friday, December 22 at 7:00 pm.
Christmas Eve: On Christmas Eve (Sunday) we will be meeting at 10:00 am for our customary Sunday Morning Service. Our Christmas Eve Service will follow at 7:00 pm. 
Church Survey: We are distributing a survey to gauge community awareness about the needs of our facility, as well as our collective hopes and dreams for this community and place. Surveys are due today December 1. If you forgot yours please speak to Kathy Boughton.

Choir: "Just Beyond The Manger" (Joseph Martin)

Thought for the Day                     

Benediction & Amen     

*artwork by Henry Ossawa Tanner - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Public Domain,