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Second Sunday of Advent, December 6, 2020

Gathering of the People

L2. Candle Lighting

L2. Welcome - Selamat Datang


In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior,

the Head of the Church.

Elders, Deacons and Pastor of The International Christian Church of Minahasa (GMIM USA) welcome to you all

Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs

Know that the LORD is GOD.

It is he who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise his name”

Psalm 100 : 2-4

L2. Opening Song - Nyanyian Pembukaan


KJ 101. Angels We Have Heard On High

Angels we have heard on high

Sweetly singing o’er the plains,

And the mountains in reply

Echoing their joyous strains.

Refrain: Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?

Why your joyous strains prolong?

What the gladsome tidings be

Which inspire your heav’nly song


L1. Call to Worship - Panggilan Beribadah

This is the season of holy waiting.

      We wait for the day when swords are transformed into plowshares.

We watch for the day when the ways of war are exchanged for the ways of peace.

      We wait in the shadows for the Light of the World to appear.

Come let us walk in the light of God!

P.  Invocation and Greeting - Tahbisan dan Salam

In the name of the, Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

      And also with you. Amen.

(Be seated)

P. Lighting the Advent Candle: "PEACE"

(Intrumental)            “O Come, O Come Emmanuel PH 9”

Watch and wait for Christ’s coming! Light candles of hope, peace, joy, and love, remembering the promises of God with prayer. We light this candle in hope.

- Light the first candle

We light this candle for peace.

- Light the second candle

Hear Mary’s song of hope for peace to the Christ child.

(A reading from Luke 1:76-79)

“You, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins. By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."

Let us pray:

God of hope, Prince of Peace, You speak peace into the world in the way of the Christ child. Help us embody your peace and live as peacemakers that we may called children of God.

      Loving God, in this time of preparation and planning, we thank You for the hope and peace you unfailingly offer us. Show us 

      the creative power of hope. Teach us the peace that comes from justice. Prepare our hearts to be transformed by you, That  

      we may walk in the light of Christ. Amen.


O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer Our spirits

by Thine advent here;

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,

and death’s dark shadows put to flight.

Ref.: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

L1. Prayer of Confession - Pengakuan Dosa

With faith and hope, let us confess our sin…………….

God who is with us, and God who is on the way, we confess that we do not wait or watch for you.

      Works of darkness encumber and distract us. Petty jealousies, hard quarrels, ambitions rooted in selfish desires—they command 

      our attention.

We have ceased to hope for peace and harmony among the nations or for security apart from the defenses we construct.

. . . . . . . . Silence prayer . . . . . . .

We hear your promises, Lord, but dare not trust them.

      God of power and love, awaken us to peace and fit us for your coming, that we may watch for you with confidence and joy. Amin.


Anak Maria Dalam Palungan - KJ 112

Anak Maria dalam palungan, miskin dan hina, namun besar,

rela sengsara bagi manusia; dihapuskannya dosa cemar.

Prophets foretold Him, infant of wonder;

Angels behold Him on His throne.

Worthy our Savior of all our praises;

Happy forever are His own.

P.   Declaration of Forgiveness - Pemberitaan Pengampunan

Rejoice! And believe the promise! In a daring act of hope and imagination, God moves ever near to us, gracefully pouring light over our dark places. Hear the glad tidings of the gospel of God: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light!

      In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

Thanks be to God.

      Thanks be to God! Amen!

P.   Peace - Damai

Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us forgive one another.

The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

      And also be with you. Amen

†  Hear the Word of the Lord

P.   Prayer of Illumination - Doa Pembacaan Alkitab

P.   Bible Reading - Pembacaan Alkitab: Matthew 3:1-12

P.   Sermon - Khotbah:  "Minggu Advent adalah Minggu Pembaharuan"

      Pst. Nova Hidelilo-Winerungan S.Th.

Firm My Belief, My Lord

In moment like this, dear Lord, here I come.

O please hear dear Lord my faith.

In moment like this, O firm Lord my faith,

O please firm O Lord my faith.

Ref: Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

Father, Son, Holy Spirit., I do believe in.

L1. Confession of Faith - Pengakuan Iman

Together with all believers through the ages, let us confess our faith according to the Apostles’ Creed, saying:

      I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

      I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

(Be seated)

♫ Choirs/ Solo/ Vocal Group-Paduan Suara/Solo/Vocal Grup

Ŏ Thanksgiving

L2. Offering - Persembahan

We were rescued from sins that we might worship to the LORD our God who has given us salvation, and bring our offering without fear. Let us bring and collect the offerings and tithes for the LORD.

“Do good and share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:16


Go, Tell It on The Mountain,

Ref.: Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Over the hills and everywhere;

Go, Tell It On The Mountain, That Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching

Over silent flocks by night,

Behold throughout the heavens,

There shone a holy light:

.Ref.: Hai, siarkan di gunung di bukit dan di mana jua,

hai, siarkan di gunung lahirnya Almasih!

Di waktu kaum gembala menjaga dombanya,

Terpancar dari langit cahaya mulia.

. Gembala sangat takut letika mendengar

nyanyian bala sorga gempita menggegar.

L2. Doxology:


Praise God, from whom all blessing flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

L2. Offertory Prayer - Doa Persembahan

(Be Seated)

P.   Prayers of the People - Doa Syafaat

      Pst. Nova Hidelilo-Winerungan S.Th.


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.

† Sending out into the World

P.Closing Song - Nyanyian Penutup



Muliakanlah, muliakanlah Tuhan Allah,

Tuhan Allah Mahatinggi!

Damai sejaht’ra turun ke bumi, bagi orang pengasihanNya.

Muliakanlah Tuhan Allah!Muliakanlah Tuhan Allah!

Damai sejaht’ra turun ke bumi; damai sejaht’ra turun ke bumi

bagi orang, bagi orang pengasihanNya,

bagi orang pengasihanNya, pengasihanNya.

Muliakanlah, muliakanlah Tuhan Allah,

Tuhan Allah Mahatinggi! Damai sejaht’ra turun ke bumi

bagi orang pengasihanNya,

Amin, amin, amin.

P.   Charge and Blessing - Pengutusan dan Berkat

Take your encouragement from Christ that your joy may be complete.

      We will share in the Spirit; We will find consolation in love.

Practice a ministry of humility and compassion For God is at work in you, empowering you

      We will welcome Christ into our hearts. We will lives worthy of the Gospel. We will go forth in hope and in peace.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit are with you all.


(Be Seated)

† Silent Prayer - Saat Teduh


We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations

We’ve a story to tell to the nations,

that shall turn their hearts to the right,

A story of truth and mercy,

A story of peace and light,

A story of peace and light.


Ref: For the darkness shall turn to dawning,

And the dawning to noonday bright;

And Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,

The kingdom of love and light.

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