Rev Ed Sunday-Winters – Service
Hal Parker – Musical Director, Piano, Voice
Priscilla Bonney-Smith – Flowers

Sunday Service
(1st Sunday of Advent)

November 28, 2021

Scripture: Luke 21:25-36
Sermon: “Raise Your Heads”

*Hymn: #117 (New Century Hymnal – black) “Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates”
*Hymn: #611 (New Century) “O Day Of God, Draw Near”
*Hymn: #303 (New Century) “Rejoice, Give Thanks And Sing”

Prelude – Corrente Allegro from Sonata 2 in C Major by William Corbett (1670-1748)
Tom Anatasio & Gina Jenkins: recorders / Hal Parker: harpsichord

Welcome & Announcements

*Call To Worship

One: Emmanuel! God with us!
Many: Incarnate one! Embodied one!
One: Crying one! Bleeding one!
Many: At-table one! Loving one!
One: Hand-in-the-wounds one!
Many: Signs-in-the-moon one!
One: Hear our plea!
Many: Come! Be here now.

Opening Prayer

*Gloria Patri #36

Glory be to the Creator, and to the Christ and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

Lighting of the Advent Candle

*Hymn: #117 (New Century Hymnal – black) “Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates”

Scripture: Luke 21:25-36 (read by John Howard)

Anthem – “A Star Will Soon Shine” by Nancy Price and Don Besig
Hal Parker: piano and voice / Gina Jenkins: recorder descant

Sermon – “Raise Your Head” by Ed Sunday-Winters

A Time of Silence


Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise
God for all that love has done; Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One. Amen.

*Prayer of Dedication

ALL: The day of redemption draws near. For all who labor but do not eat. For all
who are hated for how they love. For all who live with a sense of foreboding,
wondering what injury will be inflicted on their bodies because of their bodies. We
offer these gifts as a taste of the equitable world to come. Amen.

*Hymn: #611 (New Century) “O Day Of God, Draw Near”

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer (using “debts:” turn to the bottom of page #271 in your hymnal)

*Hymn: #303 (New Century) “Rejoice, Give Thanks And Sing”

*Benediction Ed Sunday-Winters

*Musical Benediction

Go now in peace, never be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now
in faith steadfast strong and true, know he will guide you in all you do. Go now in love,
and show you believe, reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there,
watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith and in love. Amen, amen, amen.

Postlude – Grave, Allemande Allegro, Govatta Presto from Sonata 2 in C Major