PSPC Worship Service

The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
November 28, 2021 - 10:00 AM Service
1st Sunday in Advent
Liturgical Color: Purple
""God is Near"" by Rev. Jon Berquist

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Pre-worship Music Go, Tell It On The Mountain  Praise Band
Good morning, Palm Springs Presbyterian Church Members and Friends!
Welcome to All!!
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, and as you can see our alter is beautifully decorated with holiday poinsettias. A big thank you goes out to Pauline Gregg for ensuring we had the poinsettias for the start of our holiday season. Please do not forget, if you would like to donate $10 for a poinsettia in dedication of loved ones you may do so during the next few weeks.
We also would like to extend a big thank you to the members that were here for our Congregational Meeting last Sunday. Unfortunately, as you know we did not achieve quorum, so the meeting could not be held. Your Session will be meeting soon to determine the rescheduled date for the Meeting, at which time it will be announced again well in advance.
Please come help us decorate our church for the holidays on Wednesday, Dec 1st at 10:00 AM. We will put you to work, BUT you will be rewarded with refreshments.
And lastly, a reminder to sign up for our December Church Luncheon on Thursday, Dec 2nd, at Billy Reed

Gathering Song God Welcomes All  Hymn #399
ONE: May the peace of Christ be with you.
ALL: And also with you.

Welcoming My Peace  Rev. Jon Berquist
ONE: Today is the First Sunday of Advent.
ALL: As people long ago, we wait for the Messiah who will set us free from the power of death and despair.
ONE: Advent is a season of waiting.
ALL: We are preparing for the birth of the Christ Child by listening and watching for the movement of God9Ï

Life of the Church O Come, O Come, Emmanuel  Karen Roseberry
ONE: The new season is dawning. An air of anticipation challenges us to fresh beginnings. Are we weighed down by the cares of life? This is a time to rid ourselves of our old ways and embrace the newness that Christ offers. Let us confess our sins before God:

ALL: Holy God of promises and possibilities, we admit that we often see the world according to our own limited vision. You have called us to be a global family, but we often decide whom we include. You have created all people in your image, but we see you as being more like us than you are like others. For these and every way we sin against you, we ask your forgiveness.

Passing of the Peace Come Now, O Prince of Peace  Congregarion
ONE: The mercy of God

Prelude Gloria Patri  Praise Band
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.

Lighting of the Advent Candle Hear Our Prayer, O Lord  Christine and Steve Lutke
O God, your words guide us, comfort us, and challenge us. Teach us to listen with our ears, our minds, and our whole hearts. Amen.

Opening Hymn O Come, All Ye Faithful  Hymn #103

Prayer of Confession (Responsive) Psalm 25:1-10  Karen Roseberry

(A moment for silent reflection) Jeremiah 33:10-16  Karen Roseberry

Assurance of Forgiveness (Responsive) The Days Are Surely Coming  Hymn #581

Praise Hymn Luke 21:25-36  Hymn #614

Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer "God is Near"  Rev. Jon Berquist

Anthem Love Divine, All Loves Excelling  Praise band

Prayer for Illumination (Unison) Do You Hear What I Hear  Karen Roseberry

Psalter Lesson (Unison) Let There Be Peace on Earth  Karen Roseberry

Hebrew Lesson Ding Dong! Merrily on High!  Karen Roseberry

Song of Preparation Hymn #357

Gospel Lesson Rev. Jon Berquist

Pastor: The Word of the Lord People: Thanks be to God Rev. Jon Berquist

Sermon Hymn #366

In Response Rev. Jon Berquist

Morning Tithes and Offerings Praise Band

Offertory Hymn #606

Doxology Rev. Jon Berquist

Prayer of Dedication Rev. Jon Berquist

A Challenge to Go Forth Hymn #681

A Sending Song Rev. Jon Berquist

Benediction Praise Band


10:00 AM
Rev. Jon Berquist
"God is Near"
Going into God's World as God's Messengers
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Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21