2nd Sunday in Advent (December 9, 2018)

Scriptures: Malachi 2:17-3:5, Matthew 3:1-12

Team: Sarah and Tim Kiefer, Amanda Hallett

Prelude: What Child is This? (Sarah - violin, Chad - piano)

Invocation (making way for the messenger): Prepare Him Room

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O behold, the mystery now unfolds
See the star shine on the virgin foretold
Angels sing and light up the sky
Hope rings out in a newborn’s cry
Swing wide, you ancient gates
For Christ is born to save!

Prepare Him room
Prepare Him room
Let the King of glory enter in

God with us, the promise has come to be
This, the one the prophets were longing to see
In the darkness a blazing light
To the hungry the words of life
His kingdom now is near
For those with ears to hear

Oh, our hearts, as busy as Bethlehem
Hear Him knock, don’t say there’s no room in the inn
Through the cradle, cross, and grave
See the love of God displayed
Now He’s risen and He reigns
Praise the Name above all names!

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Adoration (the messenger is the Father’s love): Of the Father’s Love Begotten

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1 Of the Father’s love begotten 
ere the worlds began to be, 
He is Alpha and Omega;
He the source, the ending He, 
of the things that are, that have been, 
and that future years shall see 
evermore and evermore!

2 O that birth forever blessed, 
when a virgin, full of grace, 
by the Holy Ghost conceiving, 
bore the Savior of our race; 
and the Babe, the world’s Redeemer, 
first revealed his sacred face,
evermore and evermore!

3 O ye heights of heaven adore Him,
angel hosts, His praises sing,
pow'ers, dominions, bow before Him, 
and extol our God and King; 
let no tongue on earth be silent, 
ev'ery voice in concert ring
evermore and evermore!

4 Christ, to Thee with God the Father 
and, O Holy Ghost, to Thee,
hymn and chant and high thanksgiving 
and unwearied praises be: 
honor, glory, and dominion, 
and eternal victory
evermore and evermore!

Confession (the messenger is pure and brings cleansing): Behold the Lamb of God

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Behold the Lamb of God

Who takes away our sin

Behold the Lamb of God

The life and light of men

Behold the Lamb of God

Who died and rose again

Behold the Lamb of God who comes

To take away our sin


Son of God (behold our broken hearts)

Son of Man (we need You)

Behold the Lamb

The hope of man

Behold the Lamb of God

CCLI Song # 4618782

Andrew Peterson | Laura Story

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Assurance (the messenger brings freedom): Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

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Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Jefferson)

Verse 1

Come Thou long expected Jesus

Born to set Thy people free

From our fears and sins release us

Let us find our rest in Thee

Israel's strength and consolation

Hope of all the earth Thou art

Dear desire of every nation

Joy of every longing heart

Verse 2

Born Thy people to deliver

Born a child and yet a King

Born to reign in us forever

Now Thy gracious Kingdom bring

By Thine own eternal Spirit

Rule in all our hearts alone

By Thine all sufficient merit

Raise us to Thy glorious throne

CCLI Song # 4850021

Charles Wesley | Michael Adler | William Walker

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Music: 2000 Adler, Michael

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Response (the messenger is Christ the King): What Child is This?

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What Child Is This (Greensleeves)

Verse 1

What Child is this who laid to rest

On Mary's lap is sleeping

Whom angels greet with anthems sweet

While shepherds watch are keeping

This this is Christ the King

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing

Haste haste to bring Him laud

The Babe the Son of Mary

Verse 2

Why lies He in such mean estate

Where ox and ass are feeding

Good Christian fear for sinners here

The silent Word is pleading

Nails spear shall pierce Him through

The cross be borne for me for you

Hail hail the Word made flesh

The Babe the Son of Mary

Verse 3

So bring Him incense gold and myrrh

Come peasant king to own Him

The King of kings salvation brings

Let loving hearts enthrone Him

Raise raise the song on high

The Virgin sings her lullaby

Joy joy for Christ is born

The Babe the Son of Mary

CCLI Song # 30983

Unknown | William Chatterton Dix

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Music: Public Domain

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Chad Baudhuin