WE ENTER GOD'S PRESENCE

* Welcome

* We Sing ~ PsH # 340 “O Come All Ye Faithful”

* Call to Worship ~ responsive

* God’s Greeting and Mutual Greetings

* We Sing ~ “Make Room”

“What A Beautiful Name”

WE PREPARE FOR CHRIST'S COMING

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: The Candle of Peace

* We Sing ~ PsH # 346 “Once in Royal David's City”

WE OFFER GIFTS OF GRATITUDE & PRAYERS

Offerings:  1st. Mountainview Ministries (Budget); 2nd. Niagara Christian Gleaners

Prayers of God’s People

WE HEAR GOD'S PROMISE

Scripture Reading:  Matthew 3:1-12 NIV (Page 1499 pew Bible)

Message:  “Us Lions”

* We Sing ~ “The Lion and The Lamb”

WE CELEBRATE AT THE LORD’S TABLE

The Institution and Teaching of the Lord's Supper

The Invitation and Prayer of Consecration

We Come to the Table: Our Participation in the Bread and the Cup

 ~ during the distribution of the bread we sing “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

 ~ during the distribution of the cup we sing “O Holy Night”

Prayer of Thanksgiving

GOD SENDS US OUT WITH HIS BLESSING

* God’s Parting Blessing - followed by spoken "Amen"

* Closing Song ~ “Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy)”

Postlude

Service Participants:

Worship Leader:  Pastor Sid Couperus;

Worship Team:  Monika Couperus, Jen DeJonge, Tony Kamphuis, Will Lammers,
Dave Rintjema, Matthew Toohey, Frank Veldman