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Welcome to worship for November 28, 2021
For the Bible text and the hymnal page, please click on the underlined links or scroll to the end of the page.
Both services are inside today.
 

Welcome

Prelude (11:15 a.m.)       Prelude on LLANGLOFFAN  ( Aaron David Miller)      Carol Feather Martin                          Reading  Jeremiah 33:14-16

Lighting of the Advent Candles     
The Paulraj family (9:00a.m.)                                                         
Carolyn K. Offutt and Carolyn J. Offutt (11:15a.m.)

Reader:      We give thanks for the light of Christ,   shining in the lives of all God’s people.

Reader:       With the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah,   we watch and wait for the coming of Christ                  who will bring light and peace to all the world.                  

The first candle is lit.

Congregation Singing:  (tune “Frere Jacques”)

       Light of Jesus (echo: light of Jesus),

       show the way (show the way).

       Shine in us forever (shine in us forever);

       this we pray (this we pray).

Readings     I Thessalonians 3:9-13;  Luke 21:25-36

Sermon       Looking for Change   Rev. Bill Davnie

Anthem (11:15 a.m.)    Toda la Tierra (All Earth Is Waiting)       Alberto Taule/arr. Jerry Gunderson

Joys and Concerns

Prayers of the People

Invitation to Stewardship    www.trinityarlington.org/GIVE  or   Text to give: (833) 940-3026

Offertory      Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus  ( setting by Mark Hayes)       Carol Feather Martin              

Hymn #357 (11:15 a.m.)                  The Days Are Surely Coming

Hymn #88 (11:15 a.m.)             O Come, O Come Immanuel (stanzas 1-2, 6-7 )

Song (9:00 a.m.)     O Come Emmanuel  (P. Baloche, R. Baloche, T Helmore, J.M. Neale, Em)

Song (9:00 a.m.)       All the people said Amen     (M. Maher, T. Morgan, P. Mark)

Benediction 

Postlude( 11:15 a.m.)  O Come, O Come, Emmanuel  setting by Mark Hayes
 

 Text and Lyrics

Jeremiah 33:14-16

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”

I Thessalonians 3:9-13

How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith.

Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

Luke 21:25-36

“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

O Come Emmanuel  9a.m.
Words by Paul Baloche, Rita Baloche, and Thomas Helmore

Verse 1:
O come O come Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Chorus:
Rejoice rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee O Israel

Verse 2:
O come O Son of God most high
Deliver us from sinfulness and pride
Restore in us a child-like heart
To consecrate and set us apart

Chorus:
Rejoice rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee O Israel

Verse 3:
O come O Savior of this world
The long awaited promise You foretold
And right the wrongs that man has done
We pray Your glori’ous Kingdom come

Chorus/Ending:
Rejoice rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee O Israel
Shall come to thee O Israel

All the People Said Amen 9a.m.

Music and Words by Matt Maher, Trevor Morgan and Paul Moak

Verse 1:

You are not alone, if you are lonely

When you feel afraid, you’re not the only

We are all the same, in need of mercy

To be forgiven and be free

It’s all you got to lean on but thank God it’s all you need

Chorus:

And all the people said Amen, whoa!

And all the people said Amen

Give thanks to the Lord for His love never ends

And all the people said Amen

Verse 2:

If you’re rich or poor, well it don’t matter

Weak or strong you know love is what we’re after

We’re all broken but we’re all in this together

God knows we stumble and fall

And He so loved the world He sent His Son to save us all

Chorus:

And all the people said Amen, whoa!

And all the people said Amen

Give thanks to the Lord for His love never ends

And all the people said Amen

Bridge:

Blessed are the poor in spirit who are torn apart

Blessed are the persecuted and the pure in heart

Blessed are the people hungry for another start

For theirs in the kingdom, the kingdom of God
Chorus:

And all the people said Amen, whoa!

And all the people said Amen

Give thanks to the Lord for His love never ends

And all the people said Amen

Chorus/Ending:

And all the people said Amen, whoa!

And all the people said Amen

Give thanks to the Lord for His love never ends

And all the people said Amen–

And all the people said Amen

 

Hymn #357 (11:15 a.m. service)             The Days Are Surely Coming

1 The days are surely coming,
says God to all the earth,
when you will see my promise:
salvation come to birth.
My righteousness and justice
will spread throughout the land
and you will be delivered
by my almighty hand.

2 The days are surely coming,
says Christ, the promised one,
when you will read my warning
in moon and stars and sun.
Though earth and heaven tremble,
stand up and do not fear,
for I am your redeemer,
and I am drawing near.

3 The days are surely coming
when we will know at last
the fullness of God’s presence,
God’s promise, come to pass.
Then righteousness and justice
will spread throughout the land
and we will be delivered
by God’s almighty hand.

 

Hymn #88 (11:15 a.m. service)        O Come, O Come Immanuel  (stanzas 1-2, 6-7 )

1 O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to thee, O Israel.

2 O come, thou Wisdom from on high,
who orderest all things mightily:
to us the path of knowledge show;
and teach us in her ways to go.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to thee, O Israel.

 

6 O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer
our spirits by thine advent here;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
and death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to thee, O Israel.

7 O come, Desire of nations, bind
all peoples in one heart and mind;
bid envy, strife, and discord cease;
fill the whole world with heaven’s peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to thee, O Israel.