South Vernon United Methodist Church

“Brighten the Corner Where We Are with the Love of Jesus”
142 Columbus Rd. Mt. Vernon, Ohio
December 4, 2022
“Second Sunday of Advent
Worship 11:00 am

Order of Worship

Welcome and Announcements                 Rev. Robert Alexander

Prelude:                                           Cheryl McCracken, Pianist

Bringing Forth the Light of Christ                                    


                              Order of Worship

* Call to Worship                   Laura Coykendall, Liturgist

L: Now is the time of watching and waiting for our Lord’s
birth. It is a time of pregnant expectation of new life.
P: Now is the season of hope unfolding.
L: Let us come before God with receptive and willing spirits.
All: May our souls magnify God’s name and may our
spirits rejoice in God our Savior.



*Opening Prayer                              Laura Coykendall, Liturgist

Today we light the Prophets Candle, as we pray, to God for

the prophetic word of hope, that in our moments of

despair we might look to God for comfort. Loving God lead

us through these days of Advent that we may once again

find ourselves kneeling at the crib of Jesus. Amen

*Sharing the Peace of Christ

Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings

Offertory                                            Cheryl McCracken, Pianist

*The Doxology

Praise God, from who all blessing flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below,

Praise Him above the heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen


*Prayer of Thanksgiving                        Rev. Robert Alexander
Message                                “Mary Did You Know”


Prayer Concerns and Joys of Church Family and Community
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Invitation to the Lord’s Table                         UMH Pg. 7
Prayer of Confession and Pardon                     UMH Pg. 8
The Great Thanksgiving                                  UMH Pg. 9&10


*The Light of Christ Goes Before Us
*Benediction                                              Rev. Robert Alexander
God is good, and has set a star in the heavens to guide us
to the truth, and we will follow it with joy. We wait for the 
Savior’s coming with gladness and with expectation that in
the holy birth our lives may be renewed. Amen


*Postlude                                                Cheryl McCracken, Pianist
*Please stand if you are able

Annoncements & Calendar

Food for the Hungry Month – Please put donations in the collection bin
5th Poinsettia Orders are due
8th Council Meeting @ 5:00 pm
11th After Church Fellowship
15th United Women of Faith @ 5:30 pm at Donato’s
Let Geri know by the 12th and remember to bring a $10.00 gift for the exchange
24th Christmas Eve Service @ 7:00 pm –
This will be Rev. Bob’s Last Service
– There will be no Service on Christmas Day –