Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.

Lay Worship Leader: Lynn Liddell
Shawn Pearce-Chambers assisting with readings and singing.

Organist & Choir Leader: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.
Livestreaming: Shawn Pearce-Chambers.

November 29th, 2020                               First Sunday of Advent

People’s responses are in bold type.
Song titles, are also links to lyrics.

We Gather In Praise



Gospel Jam: Amen | VU #274 Your hand, O God, Has Guided |
VU #672 Take Time to Be Holy

Our Call To Worship (unison)

God of hope
be with us in our Advent journey
to the stable and beyond,
be with us in our meeting
and in our travelling together,
be with us in our worship
and our praying together,
be with us in our Advent journey
to the stable and beyond,our God of hope.

Lighting The Advent Candle
Candle, Candle Burning Bright!

Light the Advent candle one
Now the waiting has begun
We have started on our way
Time to think of Christmas day.

Candle, candle burning bright
Shining in the winter night
Candle, candle burning bright
Fill our hearts with Christmas light.

Prayer of Confession (unison)

It is never easy for us to confess our sins, Waiting God.
There are the hurts we have caused to our families and friends,
which we would like to forget.
There are those we believe are impossible to love,
and so we don’t try.
There are people who live on the edge of our society,
and we ignore their cries for help.
Forgive us, God who comes near to us.
When we have lost our way, show us yours.
Lead us in humility down the streets of your kingdom.
Teach us your truth,
so we might be able to keep your Word,
revealed to us in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.

Assurance of Pardon

Life & Work of the Community Of Faith

Sharing Time

Hymn: VU #2 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

We Encounter God’s Word

Scriptures (NIV – New International Version)

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:24-37
  (MSG – The Message)

Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “Who Would Imagine a King”

Message: Thoughts along the Advent way…… ”

We Respond With Prayer & Thanksgiving

Hymn: VU #8 Lo, How a Rose E-er Blooming

Prayer For The Gifts & Givers

Prayers Of The People

The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

The Lord’s Prayer: 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 trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn: VU #59 Joy to the World


Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

* Go Now in Peace. Words by Don Besig and Nancy Price. Music by Don Besig. © Copyright MCMLXXXVIII, Harold Flammer, Inc. All Rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-727078



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Hampton United Church

Rooted in Faith

Growing in Love

Word Art Rooted in Faith

At Hampton United Church you will find a community that cherishes the history of this community and the heritage that has been passed on to us.  We work to honour the wisdom of our foremothers and fathers, while also responding to the challenges of our ever-changing world.  We recognize that people coming to our church are at different places on their spiritual journeys.  The ministry of our church is focused on creating a space so that wherever you may be on your journey you can find others to learn and grow with.

Weekly worship services see above.  Join us Sundays at 11 a.m for “live” online services, posted above.

“Five Great Reasons to Attend This Sunday”
  1. You’ve been looking for a sign from God. Here is it!
  2. Worship and Prayer reduce stress and brings us closer together with our loved ones. Who doesn’t want that?
  3. You’ve been saying you want to make new friends and here are a bunch of people who want the same thing.
  4. You realize life is more than work, and sense a spiritual side of yourself that needs some attention.
  5. Who doesn’t like free coffee and donuts? We’re all seeking grace, forgiveness, and greater meaning. Sometimes God gets things started with a Timbit.