Worship Service for December 6th, the Second Week of Advent

People of Meed’s UMC,

Our Sunday worship service is now posted on line.  In today’s worship service,  we are called to prepare, to prepare ourselves and our world for the coming of Christ. This morning, we are also reminded that our interactions with God are a call and a response, and He always responds.

December 6th, 2020

Second Sunday in Advent



Greetings of Grace and Peace:

Call to Worship:

Listen! The voice of God calls out across the ages.
We hear and respond. We rise up to worship God from the valleys, the mountains, and the plains.
Like a shepherd God leads us and tenderly gathers us together. 
The grass withers and the flower fades; But the word of our God will stand forever!

Opening Prayer: 

Come on, Jesus! We’ve been waiting on you. We need you. We’re here because of you. Come in our midst today. Work out for my brothers and sisters what has been working on them. Fill us in this place. Change us in this moment. Come and change us again and again. We don’t mind waiting, but we really can’t wait to see you! This is your day. This is your house. We are your children. Father, we’re waiting for you. We pray this in the Name of the one who is to come. Amen!

Songs of Praise: 

Prayer of Confession: 

Holy One, into mess you sent Perfection. Wrapped in flesh like ours, flesh that is weak, flesh that makes mistakes, flesh that has a liking for wrong even more than it does for right, you sent Jesus for your people. However, he never messed up! He never went the wrong way! He never broke your heart! May we, those whom you love more than we know how to love ourselves, strive to be more like him. We pray, God, that our lives make room for you to appear. Powerful God, we are unworthy of even unlacing your shoes, but let all we do bring you glory! In Christ’s precious name, we pray. Amen!

Old Testament Lesson:  Isaiah 40:  1 – 11

Gospel Reading:  Mark 1:  1 – 8

Call to Offering: 


Message:  Prepare Ye

Two Other Takes on Today’s Gospel Lesson: 

Lighting of the Advent Candle:

Pastoral Prayer:

Closing Song: 

Dismissal with Blessing:

*Congregation is Invited to Stand If Able.