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First Lutheran Church

December 3, 2023          9:00 a.m.

Christ the King Sunday

First Sunday of Advent

Welcome

Gathering Hymn   “Comfort, Comfort My People” ELW #256

Invocation and Confession and Forgiveness

Advent Candle Litany: Hope Candle

Advent Candle Lighting  “He Came Down”   ELW #253

Greeting

Hymn of Praise to the tune “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Prayer of the Day

Special Music                            “Seeking the King”                                 FLC Choir

First Reading: Isaiah 64:1-9

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Gospel Acclamation  “Wait for the Lord”  ELW #262

Gospel Reading: Mark 13:24-37

Time for Children

Sermon

Hymn of the Day  “Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying”  ELW #436

Apostles’ Creed

 

Moments for Mission

Prayers of the Church

Sharing of God’s Peace

Offertory to the tune of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” ELW #282

Offering Prayer

 

Holy Communion

  The Great Thanksgiving

  Words of Institution

  The Lord’s Prayer to the tune of “Away in a Manger”

  Communion Invitation

  Distribution of Communion

  Hymn  “Each Winter as the Year Grows Older”   ELW #252

  Hymn  “Christ, Be Our Light”   ELW #715

  Post-Communion Blessing & Prayer

  Sending Communion

Blessing to the tune of “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Mission Statement of First Lutheran Church

Sending Hymn “Soon and Very Soon”   ELW #439

Dismissal

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