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Effective July 12, 2011:
Christ Church is an Open and Affirming -ONA- Congregation!
We're No. 1,001 UCC congregation in the nation to adopt ONA.
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Christ Church -- Changing lives inside and out, through Christ
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Christ Church
6 Dane Street
P.O.Box 87
Kennebunk ME 04043
207 985-4494

Please join us in person or online at 9:15 AM Sunday morning. The other two churches in our cooperative parish also meet in person. West Kennebunk UMC, (160 Alfred Rd., West Kennebunk) at 9:15 and Goodwins Mills UMC, (55 Church St., Lyman) at 11:00 AM. ALL are welcome!

Please come this Sunday, December 4th. Rev. Ed Bove's message this week will be "The One that Comes After John" and will be shared by Rev. Susan Heafield.

We are following the ME CDC guidelines and masks are no longer required. We do have masks available if you should choose to wear one. We reserve the right to change this request at any time. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and join us via Zoom.

Worship order:

Worship Service 
Beacon of Hope Cooperative Parish
December 4, 2022 
Second Sunday in Advent

Gathering in Praise

Gathering Music                                                           Warren King


A Moment of Silent Prayer and Reflection

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: 2nd Candle LOVE      Dan Moisan

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" vs. 2                               UMH #211

Opening Prayer:       Prayer for a New Heart                  UMH #392

Celebration Song:  "Blessed Be the God of Israel"       UMH #209  


Isaiah 11: 1-10 (The Peaceful Kin-Dom)

Matthew 3: 1-12 (Proclamation of John the Baptist)

Message:                  “The One that Comes After John”

Celebration Song:    “The King of Glory Comes”           FWS #2091

Prayers of the People
Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Tithes and Offerings
Doxology                                                                            UMH #94
Prayer over the plates

Communion Hymn: “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” vs. 3
                                                                                          UMH #626
Sacrament of Holy Communion

Serving Christ at Home and in the World

Sending Prayer
God of Advent,
As we leave this sacred space, we await the Christ child, born in all manner of humility. Be with us! Strengthen our faith! Nurture us by the power of your Holy Spirit, so that we may go out into the world! In the name of the Christ child, we offer our prayer this day. Amen.

Hymn of Choice

Benediction and Sending Forth

Postlude                                                                        Warren King

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