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Order of Worship
Sunday, November 27, 2022

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Rev Hannah Hwa-Young Chong, PastorDavid Hollander, Lay Leader
Beth Hagemeyer, Director of Children’s Ministry

Music provided by
Chris Garofalo, Director of Music Ministry, Organ & Piano
Chris Groves, Cantor


Prelude IX in E major, WTC Book I

by Johann Sebastian Bach

Public Domain

with Pastor Hannah

Opening Hymn

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

United Methodist Hymnal #196

Verse 1
Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

Verse 2
Born thy people to deliver,
born a child and yet a King,
born to reign in us forever,
now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thine own eternal spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by thine all sufficient merit,
raise us to thy glorious throne.

Lighting of the Advent Candle
with Brenda DeGeer,
Stacey, Tom, Griffen & Katelyn Colgan

Prayer of Confession & Words of Forgiveness

Prayer of Confession

with Pastor Hannah

God of today and God of tomorrow,
you say, “Bring your full self. There’s room for you here.”
But we say, “Our lives are too messy.”
You say, “Bring your hopes and your dreams. There’s room for you here.”
But we say, “It’s too risky to hope.”
You say, “Bring your grief and your prayers. There’s room for you here.
But we say, “Some things are easier to forget.”
God of today and God of tomorrow, we know in our hearts that there’s room for us here.
Forgive us for withholding our full selves from you. Forgive us for giving only our Sunday best.
Help us remember, today and tomorrow,
There’s room for every story. Amen.


Jesus Loves Me

United Methodist Hymnal #191

Verse 1
Jesus loves me! This I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me! [x3]
The Bible tells me so.

Time for Young Disciples
with Beth Hagemeyer

Scripture Reading
with Bonnie Valiant

Matthew 1:1-17

1 This is the family record of Jesus the Christ, descendant of David, descendant of Abraham:

2 Abraham begot Isaac; Isaac begot Jacob; Jacob begot Judah and his sisters and brothers; 3 Tamar and Judah begot Perez and Zerah; Perez begot Hezron; Hezron begot Ram; 4 Ram begot Amminadab; Amminadab begot Nahshon; Nahshon begot Salmon; 5 Rahab and Salmon begot Boaz; Ruth and Boaz begot Obed; Obed begot Jesse; 6 and Jesse begot David, the ruler.

Bathsheba—who had been the wife of Uriah—and David begot Solomon; 7 Solomon begot Rehoboam; Rehoboam begot Abijah; Abijah begot Asa; 8 Asa begot Jehoshaphat; Jehoshaphat begot Joram; Joram begot Uzziah; 9 Uzziah begot Jotham; Jotham begot Ahaz; Ahaz begot Hezekiah; 10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh; Manasseh begot Amon; Amon begot Josiah; 11 Josiah begot Jeconiah and his sisters and brothers at the time of the Babylonian captivity.

12 After the Babylonian captivity, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel; Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel; 13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud; Abiud begot Eliakim; Eliakim begot Azor; 14 Azor begot Zadok; Zadok begot Achim; Achim begot Eliud; 15 Eliud begot Eleazar; Eleazar begot Matthan; Matthan begot Jacob; 16 Jacob begot Joseph, the husband of Mary. And from her Jesus was born. 17 Thus there were fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen generations from David to the Babylonian captivity, and fourteen generations from the Babylonian captivity to the Messiah.

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Response to Scripture

The Word of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God!

Prayer of Illumination
with Pastor Hannah


There’s room for every story.

with Pastor Hannah

Affirmation of Faith
with David Hollander

We believe in a God who promised to Abraham,
who wrestled with Jacob,
who walked with Ruth, who spoke with Moses,
who grieved with Bathsheba,
who danced with David,
who dreamed with Joseph,
and who hoped like Mary.
We believe in a God who has been loving,
inviting, transforming, and challenging us
from generation to generation.
And we believe that same God
is here with us now, saying,
“Come on in; there’s room for you here.”

Hymn of Response

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

United Methodist Hymnal #206

Verse 1
I want to walk as a child of the light.
I want to follow Jesus.
God set the stars to give light to the world.
The star of my life is Jesus

In him there is no darkness at all.
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

Verse 2
I want to see the brightness of God.
I want to look at Jesus.
Clear Sun of Righteousness, shine on my path,
and show me the way to the Father.


Verse 3
I’m looking for the coming of Christ.
I want to be with Jesus.
When we have run with patience the race,
we shall know the joy of Jesus.


Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
with Pastor Hannah

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 sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Offering Invitation
with David Hollander


Prelude XII in F minor, WTC Book II

by Johann Sebastian Bach

Public Domain

with David Hollander

+ Hymn of Sending Forth

People Look East

United Methodist Hymnal #202

Verse 1
People, look east.
The time is near of the crowning of the year.
 Make your house fair as you are able,
trim the hearth and set the table.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the Guest, is on the way.

Verse 2
Furrows, be glad.
Though earth is bare, one more seed is planted there.
Give up your strength the seed to nourish,
that in course the flower may flourish.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the Rose, is on the way.

Verse 3
Stars, keep the watch.
When night is dim, one more light the bowl shall brim,
shining beyond the frosty weather,
bright as sun and moon together.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the Star, is on the way.

Verse 4
Angels announce with shouts of mirth
him who brings new life to earth.
Set every peak and valley humming with the word,
the Lord is coming.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the Lord, is on the way.

Sending Forth
with Pastor Hannah 


Prelude XXII in B-flat minor, WTC Book I

by Johann Sebastian Bach

Public Domain

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