United Presbyterian Church
Worship December 6, 2020
Sunday Worship: First Sunday of Advent – Hope
Locations & Times
  • United Presbyterian Church, Sterling KS
    307 N Broadway Ave, Sterling, KS 67579, USA
    Sunday 10:45 AM
  • UPCSterling on YouTube
    Sunday 10:45 AM
The Brownlees
Let us pray…
God, in a world where peace seems to be so far away, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us and restore peace. Renew in us the peace that only You can bring through your Son, Jesus Christ. Help us to walk in the paths of peace. Amen.
MUSIC -Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Charles Wesley, 1744 • Rowland Hugh Prichard, 1831
Arr. Rob Krabbe, 1999
Tune: Nettleton 8787 John B. Renville, 1879

Come Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free
From our fears and sins release us Let us find our rest in Thee
Israel’s strength and consolation Hope of all the earth Thou art
Dear desire of every nation?Joy of every longing heart

Born Thy people to deliver?Born a child and yet a King?
Born to reign in us forever, ?Now Thy gracious kingdom bring
By Thine own eternal Sprit?Rule in all our hearts alone?
By Thine all sufficient merit?Raise us to Thy glorious throne

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,
for ever and ever.


There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.
–John 1:6-8 NRSV
MUSIC O Come O Come Emmanuel

O Come O come Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lowly exile here,
Until the son of God appear

Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel,
Shall come to thee oh Israel.

O come thou dayspring, come and cheer,
Our spirits by thine advent here,
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night.
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.

O come thou thou wisdom from on high
And order all things far and nigh
To us the path of knowledge show
And cause us in her ways to go

Oh come desire of nations bind
All peoples in one heart and mind
Bid envy strife and quarrels cease
Fill the whole world with heavens peace

(Be prepared to join us by having your communion elements ready. You can have the traditional juice and bread, but you don't have to. Jesus used what was already there on the table, the bread and wine that were part of their dinner. Those items became significant because he gave them special meaning. So feel free to use whatever beverage and food you have on hand.)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 (NIV)

Online Giving

God’s love for us never ends. In gratitude and joy, we give to God our morning’s offering. Let us worship as we give. Prayer of Dedication: O God, we offer our gifts to you that they may be used to further the promise of hope, peace, love and justice in our community and in our world. Empower us, O God, to follow these gifts into our community and world so that they, and we, become bearers of peace, love and justice on the earth. Amen.


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