Scripture for Sunday
From David’s line, a ruler bringing justice and peace
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
May the righteous flourish; let there be an abundance of peace. (Ps. 72:7)
Live in harmony, welcoming one another
A voice cries: Prepare the way of the Lord
Sunday Morning Worship
All Saints Lutheran Church is a congregation of people called by God to ignite passion for Jesus and transform their neighborhoods with hope and love. We believe all are welcome. Really, everyone. All kinds of people, in all walks of life, call All Saints home.
Worship at All Saints might look and feel a little different. We carefully and prayerfully select a worship theme each season, and we choose songs and liturgical elements that help communicate that theme and bring us closer to God and to one another.
All worship services are offered in-person in the sanctuary or via Facebook Live on the church’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/allsaintsdavenport at 10 am. Assisted Listening Devices are available next to the soundboard for your convenience.
The worship service can be watched at a later time on the church’s Facebook newsfeed or on the church’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS2ArtcS2DWdwFD1gYXSBng/featured.
At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases we turn toward the approaching light of Christ. For Christians he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth. We wait with hope for that day when the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and there will be no more hurt or destruction. From the Lord’s table we are sent in the spirit of John the Baptist to proclaim that in Christ the kingdom of God has come near.
Prayer of the Day
Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming nurture our growth as people of repentance and peace; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Confession and Forgiveness
Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, Love from the beginning, Word made flesh, light of hope. Amen.
Let us confess our sinfulness before God and one another, trusting in God’s endless mercy and love.
Merciful God, we confess that we are not perfect. We have said and done things we regret. We have tried to earn your redeeming grace, while denying it to others. We have resisted your call to be your voice in the world. Forgive us, loving God. Give us your righteousness, the strength to put aside our failures, and the courage to try again. Amen.
Dear people of God, hear the good news: You are loved and forgiven in the name of ☩ Jesus, who has come among us. You are freed from proving that you deserve to be loved, because God’s love is given to you
as the most precious gift of all. Rejoice in this love and share it with the world. Amen.
Worship Leaders & Helpers for 12/4
Pastor: Pastor Pokora
Musician: Wanda & Ardor
Assisting Minister: Marilyn
Song Leader: _____
Sound Board Operator: Kirk
Camera Operator for livestream: Trever
Projection Operator: _____
Altar Care: Marilyn
Sunday School Leader: Wanda
If you can fill in where no one is listed, please let the office know.