Sunday marks the beginning of Advent and our preparation for the arrival of the Christ Child on Dec. 25. Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church is offering a variety of Advent special events in addition to regular Sunday morning worship. We welcome your participation in all of these.

We also welcome everyone — both longtime members and new visitors — to join us at either our in-person service in the sanctuary or via our livestream. Both begin at 9:30 am Sunday. A video from the livestream is posted later in the day and available at any time for viewing.

You are always welcome at this church!

Order of Worship for Sunday, Dec. 3

Minister: Rev. David Eardley

Liturgist: Britt Baubie

Link to the livestream here

Chimes hymn“Blessed Be the God of Israel”
UMH 209
Welcome Britt Baubie
Call to worshipPsalm 80
UMH 801
Britt Baubie
Organ meditation“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
UMH 211, arr. Robert Lau
Doug Dykstra
Lighting of the Advent Candles“Advent Song”
TFWS 2090, vs 1
Zerling Family
Greeting & Lord’s PrayerRev. David Eardley
Hymn“People, Look East”
UMH 202
Scripture readingIsaiah 64: 1-9 (p. 652-653 of the Old Testament pages of the pew Bible) Britt Baubie
Chancel chat April Blunden
Offertory invitation Rev. David Eardley
Offertory anthem“Angel Carols”
arr. Bill Ingram
Handbell Choir
DoxologyUMH 95
Prayer of dedicationRev. David Eardley
Anthem“Advent Jubilate!”
by John Parker & Larry Shackley
Chancel Choir
Hymn“Great is Thy Faithfulness”
UMH 140
Scripture reading1 Corinthians 1: 3-9 (pg. 155 of the New Testament pages of the pew Bible)
Britt Baubie
The message“God is Faithful”Rev. David Eardley
Sacrament of Holy CommunionUMH 17
Setting A
Hymn“Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
UMH 196
Ministry opportunitiesBritt Baubie
BenedictionRev. David Eardley
Organ voluntary
“Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying”
UMH 720, traditional Advent hymn, arr. Robert Lau
Doug Dykstra