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November 28, 2021 Sunday Worship
Rev.  Jan Bihl
Rev. Jan Bihl
Sunday, November 28, 2021

 Sunday, November 28, 2021

Worship Service - First Sunday in Advent

Rev. Jan Bihl (leading)  |  Diane Lines (guest musician)   


Scripture: Luke 21: 25-36 from First Nations Version (FNV):

Walking the Good Road There will also be signs in the sun, moon and stars, and on the earth the nations will tremble with fear. Panic and confusion will grow strong when they hear the sea roar and see the waves swell. The people will shake with fear, and hearts will fall to the ground when they see what is happening to the world around them. Even the powers of the world above will tremble and shake.

Then they will look up and see the True Human Being coming with power, riding on the clouds, and showing his great beauty! When you see all these things begin to happen, stand strong, my followers, and lift up your heads; for the time of your captivity will soon come to an end!

Then he told them this wisdom-story: “Look at this fig tree or any tree, and see what it is saying to you. When the branches of a tree grow soft and buds appear, you know that it is nearly summer. In the same way when you see these things happening, you will know that Creator’s Good Road is about to come into full bloom.

I speak from my heart! All of this will happen to this generation, during the lifetime of the people who live today. What I have told you is sure, for my words will last longer than the sky above and the earth below. So keep your eyes straight, do not let your hearts fall to the ground giving yourself to drinking, or worrying about your life's possessions; or that day will take you by surprise. For it will come without warning, to all who live on the land, like a beaver that is snared in a trap. So stay on guard, praying that you will find a safe path through this time, and stand strong before the True Human Being.   


MV#4 All Who Are Thirsty - Music: Benton Brown and Glenn Robertson, 1998 ©1998 Vineyard Songs. All rights reserved.  Used with permission.  One License #A716697

MV#19 Maranatha - Text: traditional liturgical text. More Voices 2007 Music: © 2006 Louse Skibsted. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Public Domain.  One License #A716697

VU#17 O Ancient Love Words:  Michael Joncas 1994 ©1994 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.  Used with permission. One License #A716697

VU#1 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Words: from the Latin antipbons for Advent. trans. John Mason Neale 1851 All rights reserved. Used with permission. ©The Church Pension Fund . One License #A716697  

VU#7  Hope Is a Star Words: Brian Wren ©1989 Hope Publishing Company.  All rights reserved.  Used with permission. One License#A716697  

VU#2 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus Public Domain  

VU#333 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling Words: Charles Esley 1747 Public Domain  

VU#74  What Child Is This Words: William Chatterton Dix ca. 1865  Public Domain  

VU#29 Hark the Glad Sound Words: Philip Doddridge, 1938,alt. Public Domain  

VU#921 The Lord’s Prayer Adpt. from a chant by R. Langdon Public Domain.  

VU#75 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks Words:  Nabum Tate 1700, alt. All rights reserved.  Used with permission.  One License #A716697  

Blessing in Circle of Grace ©Jan Richardson.