Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM

11 am Sunday Traditional Worship

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Our traditional worship services celebrate the best of our Wesleyan heritage with praise, music, prayer, and proclamation. The organ joins voices singing the hymns of our faith. A warm and welcoming congregation greets one another, shares their joys and concerns, and seeks God’s will for their lives and for our church. All are invited to join this family of faith as it offers its praise and worship to the Lord.

Bulletin for Morning Worship Sunday, December 5, 2021
Second Sunday of Advent


Prelude                Joyful, Joyful          Fairmont Gospel Revue

Call to Worship/Lighting of the Advent Candles

For a child has been born to us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)

We light this candle as a symbol of the Prince of Peace.
Saving God, look upon your world.
Heal your land and your people.
Prepare us to be changed.
Send your Holy Spirit, O God,
To make us ready for the coming of Jesus,
our hope and joy.
O come, O come, Emmanuel.

*Lighting the Advent Candle Advent Candles Greg Bottomley

  1. One candle, time to get ready; one candle, Advent begins. One candle, bright and steady; open our hearts Lord, let Him in.
    2. Two candles, I'm not ready; two candles, much to do.
    Two candles, Lord I'm busy; help me find the time for You.


O Holy One of Israel, out of the embrace of mercy and righteousness, you have brought forth joy and dignity for your people. Remember now your ancient promise: make straight the paths that lead to you. Smooth the rough ways, that in our day we might bring forth your compassion for all humanity. Amen.

Opening Hymn UMH 211 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

First Scripture Reading Malachi 3:1-4  Pew Bible OT, p. 1088

Special Music   I Pray on Christmas   Fairmont Gospel Revue

Gathering of All God's Children (children remain in their pews) Greg Kraus

Second Reading Luke 3:1-6   Pew Bible NT, p. 72

Message Get Back

Special Music Let It Be  Fairmont Gospel Revue

Prayers of the People Response: Lord, hear our prayers.

The Lord’s Prayer


Confession and Pardon
    Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart.
    We have failed to be an obedient church.
    We have not done your will,
    we have broken your law,
    we have rebelled against your love,
    we have not loved our neighbors,
    and we have not heard the cry of the needy,
    Forgive us we pray.
    Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Hear the good news:
        Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us.
    In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
    In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. Glory to God. Amen.

 Taking the Bread and Cup

 The Great Thanksgiving
    The Lord be with you.
    And also with you.
    Lift up your hearts.
    We lift them up to the Lord.
    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
    It is right to give our thanks and praise.
    It is right, and a good and joyful thing...
    ...And so,
        with your people on earth and all the company of heaven
        we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

    Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
    heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

    Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ...
    ...And so,
    in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,
    we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving
        as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us,
    as we proclaim the mystery of faith.
    Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here...
    ...Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy church,
    all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and for ever.

Closing Hymn UMH 251  Go, Tell It on the Mountain


Postlude  We Three Kings   Fairmont Gospel Revue

Liturgist: Lynne Brock
Greeters: Walter Brock, Conor Kerr, Richard Waggoner, Julie Melson
Special Music Guests: The Fairmont Gospel Revue

On the first Sunday of every month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper using prepackaged Communion kits. If you would like Communion brought to your home, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We collect canned goods to donate to the Urban Ministries of Wake County every Sunday.

11 am Sunday Worship Congregation
photos: Ken Dulaney