Met Sanctuary,  Main Level,  North-East Corner

    Metropolitan United Church

    London Ontario, Canada

    Order of Service


    Sunday, November 26, 2023

    11AM Service


    The First Sunday of Advent

    Prelude: Trio: Savior of the Nations Come – Johann Sebastian Bach

    Call to Worship

    Matin Responsory – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Hymn 1: O come, o come, Emmanuel

    United Church Creed

    Holy, holy, holy (VU 315)

    Circle Time

    The lighting of the Advent Candle: Hymn 7, vs. 1: Hope is a star

    Anthem: A tender shoot – Otto Goldschmidt

    Prayer of confession

    Psalm 80

    Offertory Prayer

    Doxology (VU #541)

    Hymn 14: To a maid whose name was Mary

    Prayers of the People

    Anthem: E’en so Lord Jesus quickly come – Paul Manz

    Scripture: Isaiah 64: 1-9

    Sermon: ‘The people we’ve been waiting for’

    Hymn 25: Lo, He comes with clouds descending


    Choral Response: Hymn 40, vs. 1: Before the marvel of this night

    Postlude: An Organ Mass based on Christmas Melodies: V. Carillon – Richard Purvis

    Met Sanctuary,  Main Level,  Centre-East Lancets