Third Sunday of Advent, December 15, 2019, 10:45 a.m.

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP:

Come all who are created in God’s likeness

Come all who long for justice

Come all who desire God’s peace

We come seeking a just peace

We come to worship you O God

OPENING PRAYER

HYMNS:

What is this place - HWB #1

Here, O Lord, your servants gather – HWB #7

PRAYER OF CONFESSION:

Holy God, you called all that is into being

And offered humanity life in all its fullness.

Yet we have allowed good relationships to be broken

We have become distant from you and our neighbour.

      Lord have mercy

At times we have failed to speak out for justice

Leaving the voiceless without an advocate

      Christ have mercy

To all who fall short of God’s glory you offer pardon and peace

      Lord have mercy

Hymn:  Kyrie eleison (2x)HWB # 144

ASSURANCE:

God is just and forgiving.

God receives us as we are,

lifts us up and calls us again

to be people upholding justice and peace.

Show us your mercy. Help us to show mercy. Amen

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

CHOIR:

Praise with joy the world’s Creator

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

CHOIR:

Did you think to pray?

SCRIPTURE READING:

Mark 11:15-25; Mark 12:38-44

SERMON:

Show us justice                            Pastor Rod

HYMN:

For the healing of the nations – HWB #367

LENTEN RITUAL

BENEDICTION

HYMN:

Beyond a dying sun – HWB #323