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Prepare your space with candles, a lighter or matches, bread and wine.
Begin with your Advent candles unlit.

Advent Litany

Based on Psalm 80

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
stir up your might and come to save us.
Restore us, O God;
let your face shine, that we may be saved.

How long, O Lord, will you tarry?
Restore us, O God;
let your face shine, that we may be saved.

Give us life, and we will call on your name.
Restore us, O God;
let your face shine, that we may be saved.

Gathering Song – ELW 247 – “Come Now, O Prince of Peace”

Light the appropriate number of candles while singing.

Come now, O Prince of peace, make us one body.
Come, O Lord Jesus, reconcile your people.

Text: Geon-yong Lee, b. 1947; tr. Marion Pope
Text © Geonyong Lee.


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

And also with you.

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray,

A period of silence for individual prayer.

Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection awaken us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and keep us blameless until the coming of your new day, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


First Reading – Isaiah 64:1-9

Read by Kay Trick

A reading from Isaiah.

1O that you would tear open the heavens and come down,
  so that the mountains would quake at your presence—
2as when fire kindles brushwood
  and the fire causes water to boil—
 to make your name known to your adversaries,
  so that the nations might tremble at your presence!
3When you did awesome deeds that we did not expect,
  you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
4From ages past no one has heard,
  no ear has perceived,
 no eye has seen any God besides you,
  who works for those who wait for you.
5You meet those who gladly do right,
  those who remember you in your ways.
 But you were angry, and we sinned;
  because you hid yourself we transgressed.
6We have all become like one who is unclean,
  and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth.
 We all fade like a leaf,
  and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
7There is no one who calls on your name,
  or attempts to take hold of you;
 for you have hidden your face from us,
  and have delivered us into the hand of our iniquity.
8Yet, O Lord, you are as a father to us;
  we are the clay, and you are our potter;
  we are all the work of your hand.
9Do not be exceedingly angry, O Lord,
  and do not remember iniquity forever.
  Now consider, we are all your people.

Word of God, word of life.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm – Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Led by Frances and Ronald Blatchley

Refrain – Sung twice at the beginning and once at the

Let your face shine upon us, and we shall be saved

1Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph | like a flock;
 shine forth, you that are enthroned up- | on the cherubim.
2In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, | and Manasseh,
stir up your strength and | come to help us.
3Restore | us, O God;
 let your face shine upon us, and we | shall be saved.
4O Lord| God of hosts,
how long will your anger fume when your | people pray? ℟
5You have fed them with the | bread of tears;
 you have given them bowls of | tears to drink.
6You have made us the derision | of our neighbors,
and our enemies laugh | us to scorn.
7Restore us, O | God of hosts;
 let your face shine upon us, and we | shall be saved.
17Let your hand be upon the one at | your right hand,
the one you have made so strong | for yourself. ℟
18And so will we never turn a- | way from you;
 give us life, that we may call up- | on your name.
19Restore us, O Lord| God of hosts;
let your face shine upon us, and we | shall be saved. ℟

Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Read by Kay Trick

A reading from 1 Corinthians.

3Grace to you and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

4I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, 5for in every way you have been enriched in Christ, in speech and knowledge of every kind—6just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you—7so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9God is faithful; by whom you were called into the communion of the Son of God, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Word of God, word of life.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation

All say this together to welcome the gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
We prepare for you, O Lord
Your words give us hope for life with you.

Gospel – Mark 13:24-37

Read by Lowell Chilton

The holy gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.

[Jesus said:] 24“In those days, after that suffering,
 the sun will be darkened,
  and the moon will not give its light,
25and the stars will be falling from heaven,
  and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
26Then they will see ‘the Son-of-Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. 27Then the Son-of-Man will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
28“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. 31Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
32“But about that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. 34It is like someone going on a journey, who leaving home and putting the slaves in charge of their own work, commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. 35Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the lord of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, 36or else coming suddenly, the lord may find you asleep. 37And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”

The gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.


Hymn of the Day – ELW 436, LBW 31 – “Wake, Awake for Night is Flying”

Led by Kate and Nate Williard.

1      Wake, awake, for night is flying,
        the watchmen on the heights are crying;
        awake, Jerusalem, at last.
        Midnight hears the welcome voices,
        and at the thrilling cry rejoices:
        “Come forth, you maidens! Night is past.
        The bridegroom comes! Awake;
        your lamps with gladness take!”
        Rise and prepare the feast to share;
        go, meet the bridegroom, who draws near.

2      Zion hears the watchmen singing,
        and all her heart with joy is springing.
        She wakes, she rises from her gloom.
        Her dear friend comes down, all glorious,
        the strong in grace, in truth victorious:
        her star is ris’n; her light is come.
        Now come, O Blessed One,
        Lord Jesus, God’s own Son.
       Sing hosanna!
        Oh, hear the call! Come one, come all,
        and follow to the banquet hall.

3      Gloria! Let heav’n adore you!
       Let saints and angels sing before you,
        with harp and cymbal’s clearest tone.
        Gates of pearl, twelve portals gleaming,
        lead us to bliss beyond all dreaming,
        with angel choirs around your throne.
        No eye has caught the light,
        no ear the thund’ring might
        of such glory.
        There we will go: what joy we’ll know!
        There sweet delight will ever flow.

Text: Philipp Nicolai, 1556-1608; tr. composite Text © 1999 Augsburg Fortress.

Prayers of Intercession

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God of power and might, fulfill your promise and come quickly to this weary world. Hear our prayers for everyone in need.

Prayers are offered for the church, the world, and all in need.
Each petition concludes:

Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.

After all petitions:

Draw near to us, O God, and receive our prayers for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Offertory – ELW 487, vs. 1 – “What Feast of Love”

      What feast of love is offered here,
        what banquet come from heaven?
       What food of everlasting life,
        what gracious gift is given?
        This, this is Christ the king,
        the bread come down from heaven.
        Oh, taste and see and sing!
        How sweet the manna given!

Text: Delores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 Text © 1993 Delores Dufner, OSB. Published by OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland OR 97213. All rights reserved.

Offering Prayer

Led by Amy Shuck

God of abundance, we bring before you the precious fruits of your creation, and with them our very lives. Teach us patience and hope as we care for all those in need until the coming of your Son, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

The Great Thanksgiving

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The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is indeed right, our duty and our joy,
that we should at all times and in all places
give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God,
through our Savior Jesus Christ.

You comforted your people with the promise of the Redeemer,
through whom you will also make all things new
in the day when he comes to judge the world in righteousness.

And so, with all the choirs of angels,
with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven,
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Holy One, the beginning and the end, the giver of life:
Blessed are you for the birth of creation.
Blessed are you in the darkness and in the light.
Blessed are you for your promise to your people.
Blessed are you in the prophets’ hopes and dreams.
Blessed are you for Mary’s openness to your will.
Blessed are you for your Son Jesus,
the Word made flesh.

In the night in which he was betrayed,
our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;
broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,
and gave it for all to drink, saying:
This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

With this bread and cup
we remember your Word dwelling among us,
full of grace and truth.
We remember our new birth in his death and resurrection.
We look with hope for his coming.

Come, Lord Jesus.

Holy God, we long for your Spirit.
Come among us.
Bless this meal.
May your Word take flesh in us.
Awaken your people.
Fill us with your light.
Bring the gift of peace on earth.

Come, Holy Spirit.

All praise and glory are yours,
Holy One of Israel,
Word of God incarnate,
Power of the Most High,
one God, now and forever.


Lord’s Prayer

Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us.

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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass 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 and ever. Amen.

Invitation to the Table

These are indeed the gifts of God, for you, the very much beloved people of God. Taste and see that God is good.

Communion Distribution.

If you are alone in worship, the pastor will distribute to you momentarily.

If you are gathered with multiple people, please distribute communion to one another with these words:

The body of Christ given for you.
The blood of Christ shed for you.

Post-Communion Prayer

Led by Amy Shuck

God for whom we wait, in this meal you give us a foretaste of that day when the hungry will be fed with good things. Send us forth to make known your deeds and to proclaim the greatness of your name, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Sending of Communion

Gracious God, as we gather as one body this day and feast at your table, our assembly is incomplete for there are many unable to join us today. We long for the day when we are reunited as one body around a common table and we pray that you extend our gathering into homes and campsites, yards and porches, and strengthen all who hear your Word and feast at your table with the abiding presence of your son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen



The Creator of the stars bless your Advent waiting,
the long-expected Savior fill you with love,
the unexpected Spirit guide your journey,
now and forever.


Sending Song – ELW 715 – “Christ Be Our Light”

Led by Madi Styers

Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
light for the world to see.

Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.

Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has pow’r to save us.
Make us your living voice.  Refrain

Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others,
shared until all are fed.  Refrain

Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
walls made of living stone.  Refrain

Many the gifts, many the people,
many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
signs of your kingdom come.  Refrain


Led by Amy Shuck

Go in peace. Prepare the way of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

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Liturgy, except the Gospel Acclamation and Advent Litany, Evangelical Lutheran Worship and Sundays and Seasons © Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission under Augsburg Fortress Annual Liturgies License SBT002156. Gospel Acclamation is © Disrupt Worship Project. Used by permission. Advent Litany by Lowell Chilton, based on Psalm 80. Music is used by permission under # A-715196.