Virtual Bulletin | Sunday – First Sunday of Advent (November 29, 2020)


Opening Hymn

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Verse 1
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.

Verse 2
Joy to those who long to see thee,
Dayspring from on high, appear
Come, thou promised Rod of Jesse,
of thy birth we long to hear!
O’er the hills the angels singing
news, glad tidings of a birth
“Go to him, your praises bringing:
Christ the Lord has come to earth.”

Verse 3
Come, to earth to taste our sadness,
he whose glories knew no end;
By his life he brings us gladness,
our Redeemer, Shepherd, Friend.
Leaving riches without number,
born within a cattle stall;
This the everlasting wonder,
Christ was born the Lord of all.

Verse 4
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 Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

Advent Wreath Lighting
Calverley Family

Based on Psalm 130 and Romans 15

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope.
My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love,
and with him is great power to redeem.
All: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Let us Pray:
Faithful God, out of war’s chaos, you bring the order of peace.
Renew us in hope, that we may work toward Christ’s advent of peace
among all nations. God of promise, God of hope, into our darkness
come. Amen.


Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery

Verse 1
Come behold the wondrous myst’ry
In the dawning of the King
He the theme of heaven’s praises
Robed in frail humanity
In our longing in our darkness
Now the light of life has come
Look to Christ who condescended
Took on flesh to ransom us

Verse 2
Come behold the wondrous myst’ry
He the perfect Son of Man
In His living in His suff’ring
Never trace nor stain of sin
See the true and better Adam
Come to save the hell-bound man
Christ the great and sure fulfillment
Of the law in Him we stand

Verse 3
Come behold the wondrous myst’ry
Christ the Lord upon the tree
In the stead of ruined sinners
Hangs the Lamb in victory
See the price of our redemption
See the Father’s plan unfold
Bringing many sons to glory
Grace unmeasured love untold

Verse 4
Come behold the wondrous myst’ry
Slain by death the God of life
But no grave could e’er restrain Him
Praise the Lord He is alive
What a foretaste of deliv’rance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when He comes

Here I Am To Worship

Verse 1
Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes let me see
Beauty that made
This heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

Chorus 1
So here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
And You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

Verse 2
King of all days
Oh so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came
To the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor

And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

Children’s/Youth Ministry Dismissal (11a only)


  • Faith/Promise Cards are due December 6, 2020
  • Advent Devotional 2020 begins on November 29th.  Click HERE for more information.


O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Verse 1
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Verse 2
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

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Verse 3
O come, thou Wisdom from on high,
who orderest all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.


Verse 4
O come, Desire of nations, bind
in one the hearts of all mankind;
bid thou our sad divisions cease,
and be thyself our King of Peace


Scripture Reading
Brandon Unruh

Matthew 1:1-11, 17

Sermon – The Return of the King:
Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Petter

Congregational Prayer
Brandon Unruh



Verse 1
The head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now
The Savior knelt to wash our feet
Now at his feet we bow

Verse 2
The one who wore our sin and shame
Now robed in majesty
The radiance of perfect love
Now shines for all to see

Chorus 1
Your name
Your name
Is victory
All praise
Will rise
To Christ our king

Verse 3
The fear that held us now gives way
To him who is our peace
His final breath upon the cross
Is now alive in me

By your spirit I will rise
From the ashes of defeat
The resurrected king
Is resurrecting me
In your name I come alive
To declare your victory
The resurrected king
Is resurrecting me

Verse 4
The tomb where soldiers watched in vain
Was borrowed for three days
His body there would not remain
Our God has robbed the grave
Our God has robbed the grave

Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Petter

Band this Morning:

  • Worship Leader and Acoustic Guitar – Gabe McHugh
  • Bass Guitar  – Dylan Radar
  • Electric Guitar – John Marciniec
  • Piano and Vocals – Ben Morse
  • Vocals – Annie Long and Emily Pomphrett
  • Drums – Carl Puglisi