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.
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
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.