New Utrecht Reformed Church
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We welcome in a spirit of silence as the prelude begins our service.
The poinsettias and gracing our altar in celebration of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, 2004th Birthday and in memory of family and loved ones of our historic & beloved church! Your donations were given to the Christmas Restoration Fund in lieu of fresh poinsettias this year.
APPROACH TO GOD
The Lighting of the 2nd
Advent Candle - Rueben Alves
*Opening Hymn 124 "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus"
Let us be before our God in silence.
Unison Prayer: FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS, EVER FAITHFUL TO YOUR PROMISES, YOUR SON'S FUTURE COMING WAS PROCLAIMED BY ALL THE PROPHETS. THE VIRGIN MOTHER BORE HIM IN HER WOMB WITH LOVE BEYOND ALL TELLING. JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS HIS HERALD & MADE HIM KNOWN WHEN AT LAST HE CAME. IN HIS LOVE CHRIST HAS FILLED US WITH JOY AS WE PREPARE TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTH, SO THAT WHEN HE COMES HE MAY FIND US WATCHING IN PRAYER, OUR HEARTS FILLED WITH WONDER AND PRAISE.
Patri (Hymn No. 623)
RESPONSE TO GOD
*Doxology (625) and Prayer
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW;
PRAISE GOD ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW;
PRAISE GOD ABOVE YE HEAVENLY HOSTS;
PRAISE FATHER (CREATOR), SON (CHRIST) AND HOLY GHOST. AMEN.