Current Weekend Livestream Order of Service


Welcome to Worship!
First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor
Downtown Livestream for Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 10:30am
ADVENT 1 Worship Order of Service

Please note: Some segments of our service might not be available for live-stream due to copyright protection. In those cases, we provide alternative content.


Welcome and Announcements

Centering Music Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light – J. S. Bach … Chancel Choir

A Word from The Innkeeper Peter Logan

Call to Worship (responsive) … led by Rev. Shonagh Taruza
Hope waits for us at Advent. 

Hope waits for us to trust.

Hope waits for our commitment

to a land that’s kind and just.

In this time of preparation

for the work of co-creation,

for the birthing of a world that heals the ones in pain.

Hope is born in us again.

Lighting the Candle of Hope … The Olech family

*Hymn – Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (UMH #203)

Mission Focus – Loving a Child: Our Kenya Mission

Scripture Readings – Jeremiah 33:14-16, Psalm 25:4-5 … read by Carrie Throm

For the Word of God in scripture, for the Word of God among us, 
for the Word of God within us.
Thanks be to God!

Sermon “The Inn: Housing the Holy” … Rev. Nancy Lynn

Welcoming New Members

Collin Whittaker and Julie Zawacki join into full membership today.

Advent Chorus Make of My Heart – by Amanda Udis-Kessler
The choir sings through once — the congregation joins in the second time.

Make of my heart a stable, a house for the Holy,
A warm and sturdy place for hope to live and grow.

Time of Prayer – Lord’s Prayer, p. 895

Advent Chorus Reprise

Introduction to the Offering

Offertory – True Light – Keith Hampton … Chancel Choir
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Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; 

Praise God, all creatures here below 

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise God, the source of all our gifts! 

Praise Jesus Christ whose power up-lifts! 

Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! 

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

*Hymn – I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (UMH #206)


Postlude – Fiat Lux (Let There Be Light) – Théodore Dubois … Naki Kripfgans

*Those who are able are invited to stand


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Online worship service produced with Final Cut Pro by staff and friends of
First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor
120 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

We wish you every blessing!