First Baptist Church of Savannah - December 22, 2019 - Rev. John Callaway, preaching

Welcome to the December 22, 2019 11:00 a.m. THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT. Sermon: "Mysterious Recipe" Rev. John Callaway, Co-Pastor. Visit for more information. All Are Welcome.

Order of Worship (Some content may not be included on the radio broadcast)

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 22, 2019

11:00 a.m.

223 Bull Street, Chippewa Square

We Praise God

Chiming of the Hour

Prelude  Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring  J. S. Bach

Justin Addington, James Richardson, pianists

Welcome and Call to Worship Rev. Katie Callaway

Lighting of the Advent Wreath Bill Gardner

Choral Introit  Light Four Candles  Yiddish Folk Tune

Music Makers

Invocation Rev. Katie Callaway 

Hymn 11  O Lord, How Shall I Meet You?  valet will ich

*Affirmation of Faith 

We are an Advent people, a people of love. For us, Advent is a time of waiting, and so we wait. We wait for the coming of the One who is the fulfillment of God’s promise, the fulfillment of hope, the declaration that all have been redeemed.

We know that the world in which we live will continue to be filled with pain and sorrow. We know that hatred and violence will continue to exist. We know that death and separation will continue to be a part of our lives.

But because we are an Advent people, we know that love will win in the end. The Holy One is always coming, to make this world home, to make this world whole, all that was, is, and ever will be.

And in our waiting and our hoping, we work and worship, pray and play, in all things hoping that peace, love, and joy will reign in our lives and in our world, now and forever.

(The text is by Rev. Rebecca F. Harrison)

Gloria Patri  regent square

Children’s Time Rev. Katie Callaway

We Proclaim God’s Word

First Lesson  Isaiah 7:10-16 Shannon Willhite, lay reader

Solo  Love Came Down at Christmas  K. Lee Scott 

Justin Addington, baritone

Second Lesson  Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Anthem The Best of Rooms  Randall Thompson

Third Lesson  Matthew 1:18-25

Sermon Mysterious Recipe Rev. John Callaway

We Respond to the Word

Hymn 12  People, Look East  besancon

Call to Prayer  Rev. Katie Callaway

Silent Prayers

Pastoral Prayer

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 sins, as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Offertory Sentence

Receiving of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory  Of the Father’s Love Begotten  Wilbur Held

Presentation and Doxology  VENI EMMANUEL

Offertory Prayer

Invitation to Christian Discipleship

We Go Into the World

Hymn 49  Once in Royal David’s City  irby

Events in the Life of the Church

Pastoral Benediction

Choral Response  Carol of the Advent  French folk melody

Postlude  Adeste Fideles  Wilbur Held

For more information about First Baptist Church Savannah, GA

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Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor

John Callaway, Co-Pastor

James Richardson, Organist Emeritus

We invite you to attend our Sunday morning worship service at 11AM

We are located at 223 Bull Street on Chippewa Square, downtown Savannah

All are Welcome

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