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The Bulletin for Sunday Service

Church Bulletin and Prayer List

First Sunday of Advent
December 3, 2017
Gathering for Worship
Welcome & Announcements  
Passing the Peace (FUMC)  
*Call to worship
L: Hear the invitation of the prophet Isaiah: Come, let us come
   to God’s holy place, that we may learn  to walk in all God’s
C: For God will judge between the nations, and shall
   decide for many peoples, and they shall beat their
   swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning
L: Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they
    learn war any more.
ALL: Let us come before God and learn God’s ways of
   peace.              (Isaiah 2:3-4.  Adapted from “TOUCH HOLINESS”)
*Hymn                        Come, Thou Almighty King                  UMH 61                                                             
Prayers of the People
Lighting the Christmas Tree
Hanging of Prayer Angels (TUMC)
Lighting the First Advent Candle: Candle of Hope
Advent Candle Song:
           Light one candle; Christ is coming, Christ, the Hope of world.
           Light one candle; Christ is coming, Christ is coming soon!
Joys, Concerns and Pastoral Prayer & Silent Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer  
Response (seated)   Sanctuary   TFWS 2164
“Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and
true.   With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.”   
The Word of God
Message for Children
Scripture Reading:    Isaiah 2:1-5    TUMC Pew Bible Pg 1016
                                                              FUMC Pew Bible Pg 1062
Leader:     This is the WORD of God!
                                        ALL:           Thanks be to God!
Sermon:             “A Story of Little Annie”
*Hymn:                   Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus   UMH 196
Sacrament of Holy Communion
Prayer of Confession (insert) and Pardon
Tithes and Offerings
*Doxology                                                                     UMH 95
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;  
praise Him, all creatures here below;
praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.
Prayer of Dedication (unison):
God of Emmanuel, during this season of waiting and anticipation, we are reminded to stay awake for the coming of your Son. Your love often comes into our lives in quiet, unexpected ways. Today, we generously respond to this compassion and commit ourselves to living in a manner worthy of your love. In anticipation of the coming of Jesus, the Savior, we pray. Amen.       
                          (Adapted from  David S. Bell of GBOD)
Great Thanksgiving (insert)
Breaking Bread and Taking the Cup
Prayer after Communion               Pastor
Parting in Song and Blessing
*Hymn         O Come, O Come, Emanuel (vss. 1 - 4)       UMH 211
*Benediction Response: God Be with You till We Meet Again
                                (vs. 1) (Sing without Refrain!)        UMH 672
*Postlude    (After the service, Bette will give anointment to
                                                   those who wish to receive it.)
We are glad you worshiped with us today.  Please come again.

Upcoming Meetings and Events
Trinity UMC:
Thu, Dec 7   10:00 am Upper Room Bible Study   
                    5:00 pm Community Meal
Sun, Dec 10     Muffin Sunday
Thu, Dec 14,  11:00 am Worship Committee
Wed, Dec 20  2:00 pm Ad. Council
Sat, Dec 23   1:00 pm Tuba Concert
Sun, Dec 24  5:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Farnham Memorial UMC:
Tue, Dec 12   3:30 pm Ad. Council
Thu, Dec 14   11:00 am Worship Committee (Office in Colebrook)
Sat, Dec 23   1:00 pm Tuba Concert in Colebrook
Sun, Dec 24    7:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Tree of Love Service– Sun, Dec 24 after the service
Snowmobile Blessing – January 13 (9-11 am)

Contact Pastor Yoo Cha at 603-237-4031 or at
Pastor’s Day Off: Friday
Farnham Memorial
United Methodist Church  8:30 am
Trinity United Methodist Church  10:30 am
December 3, 2017
Rev. Yoo Cha Yi, Pastor
Rev. Albert Bunnell, Pastor Emeritus
Musicians:  Millicent Philbrook, Stephanie Lyons

In Our Prayers (Trinity)
December 3, 2017
Ongoing Health Concern:
 Lucy & Steve Stanton              Betty Frizzell                                
Brian Gadwah                           Ruth Brooks                                
Pastor Danielle Rodriguez         Ladd (Kim’s son-in-law)
Recent Illness or Surgery:                                         
  Laura Shifferdecker                 Elaine Gray                      
 Scott Ordway                           Pauline Lemieux              
  Fred Cunningham                    Laurie Hodgeman
Loss of Loved One:   
  Family of Jackie Caires
  Family of Clare Evarts                       
Strength and Guidance:
 Our Country
 Leaders of our country
Victims of shooting at the church in TX
Safe Traveling in Holyday Season
         Life of Our Church    
         Bette King (for her healing ministry)             
 Brian Griffin (military)
 Students and Teachers of Back to School
(These names will stay on for a month unless pastor receives an update.)
In Our Prayers (Farnham Memorial)                          December 3, 2017
Ongoing Health Concern:
 Peter Kwapniewski             
 Pastor Danielle Rodriguez
 Emma Grace Bradford
Recent Illness or Surgery:                                                                                
 Laura Shifferdecker                 Donna Duso                    
 Stephanie Trombly                   Scott Ordway
 John Amey                               Lisa Kenny
Ruthie (Judd) LaBrie                 Chip Evarts
June Hier
Loss of Loved One:
   Family of Bill Stebbings Sr.
   Family of Clare Evarts
Strength and Guidance:
 Our Country
 Leaders of our country
Victims of shooting at the church in TX
Safe Traveling in Holyday Season
 Life of Our Church            
 Bette King (for her healing ministry)
  Kirby Judd (in the army)
  Evan Kelsea (in the army)
(These names will stay on for a month unless pastor receives an update.)

Prayer  of Confession:
God of promises and possibilities, we admit that we color the world according to our own limited vision.  We are often unjust in our judgments and faithless in our relationships.   We are haunted by sins we have not confessed. Hear us as we entrust them to your forgiving care.  Help us to let go of our transgressions, to renew our covenant with you, and to live constructively with one another.  In the Spirit of Jesus Christ, whose coming among us we await with great expectation. Amen.      
                                       (Adapted from “Gathered by Love”)
         ~ Silence ~
Words of Assurance                     Pastor                                                 
The Great Thanksgiving:
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
    It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, almighty God, creator of heaven and earth. You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life.
   When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast. You delivered us from captivity, made covenant to be our sovereign God, and spoke to us through your prophets, who looked for that day when justice shall roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream, when nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
    And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
    Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
    Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ, whom you sent in the fullness of time to be a light to the nations. You scatter the proud in the imagination of their hearts and have mercy on those who fear you from generation to generation. You put down the might from their thrones and exalt those of low degree. You fill the hungry with good things, and the rich you send empty away.
   Your own Son came among us as a servant, to be Emmanuel, your presence with us. He humbled himself in obedience to your will and freely accepted death on a cross. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your Church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.
    On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
    When the supper was over he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
    And so, in remembrance of these your might acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.
    Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
    Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.
   By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet.
   Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and for ever.
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