Sunday Service 11-27-22

Zoom information for Sunday Worship Service 

NOTE: You will be muted upon entry to the service. You can un-mute yourself if you’d like to speak, such as during Joys and Concerns or other appropriate times. Be sure to mute yourself after speaking.

Topic: Sunday
Worship Service
Time: November 20, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

We are simulcasting on Zoom and YouTube. If one link doesn’t work for you, try the other link.


Link for Worship Service on YouTube

There will be a link under the “Uploads” section. You may text your comments in the service and someone will respond.

Link for Zoom  Nov 27th –


Please remain muted during the service except for Joys and Concerns and other appropriate times..

Please note the church has a new email:  office@UMCSouthHadley.org  
and web site: UMCSouthHadley.org  

November 27, 2022
First Sunday of Advent

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY – All are welcome – loved for
who you are, exactly as you are. If this is your first visit,
please stay after worship so we can meet and say hello.
If you are able, please stand at the places marked with an
asterisk (*). For all other portions of the service,
you may remain seated.

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Morning Meditation: Know that all of life is holy, all
exists within the One. There is no time or place in which
God’s presence cannot be found. (Arthur Green)

To Practice This Thought: Meditate on this each day.
Think about it at home, while commuting, at work, and
back at home.

Prelude: I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
Welcome: This Is the Day
*Hymn #211: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel verses 1-3
Call To Worship
One: Can you hear it? Can you feel it? Christ is coming!
All: We place our hope in the King of Kings, the
Prince of Peace, the infant lowly.
One: Can you see it? Can you smell it? Christ is coming!
All: We place our hope in a Middle-Eastern child
born in poverty.
One: Can you taste it? Can you sense it? Christ is coming!
All: We place our hope in an infant born in the
margins of society.
Passing the Peace
Lighting the Advent Candle
Scripture: Jeremiah 33:14-16
“The days are surely coming, declares the Lord, when I
will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel
and Judah. In those days and at that time I will make a
righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what
is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be
saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by
which it will be called: “The LORD Our Righteous Savior.”
*Hymn #2090: Light the Advent Candle verse 1
Today, we light the candle of expectation and hope. May
it remind each and every one of us of God’s great promise
to us. He is our hope, He is our Redeemer, He is Savior.
Prayer: Father, during Advent season may we be
reminded of your promises to us and your fulfillment of
them. Help us to prepare our lives for His Advent within
us. In the precious name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
One: Come, friends, the season of Advent begins
All: We gather to worship Emmanuel, God-
Ministry in Music: Wachet auf (Sleepers, wake)
by J. S. Bach and Ferruccio Busoni
Joys & Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
Gloria Patri No. 71
Scripture: Romans 13:11-14 page 162 New Testament
*Hymn #211: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel verses 4-6
Scripture: Galatians 4:4-8 page 189 New Testament
*Hymn #196: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Ministry of Giving
Hymn #94: Doxology
Closing Song #211: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel verse 7
Please remain seated during the Postlude
Postlude: Dona nobis pacem
Offering: Please leave your offering in the
plate as you leave or mail it. The Lord has
given us so much, let us remember to return
some to His church.
to our church
United Methodist Church
Holyoke, South Hadley & Granby
Pastor Joe DeGrande
Liturgist: Donna Pinciak
Dr. Heather Reichgott, Minister of Music
-Prayers and sympathy to the family of Martha Kellett
-Prayers and sympathy to the family of Sheri & Mark
Felsentreger on the death of Sheri’s mother, Althea Viamari
-Prayer List: Carol Brunelle, Beth Dietz, Marion Winters,
Samantha Snopek, Adele Reynolds, Jessica Guarnera, Dave
Fanaras, Doug & Dee Brooksbank, Tim O’Donnell, Lily
Marion, Kathy Washburn, Darlene Dout, Heidi Barta,
Renata Cournoyer, Lucy Huegli, Bill Guarnera, Andrea
Schlachter, Kelly & Steve Camp, Family of Pauline Kiakis

On December 8 Adele Reynolds will be 100 years old. Her
family is asking everyone to send her a birthday card.
They are trying to have her receive 100 cards. Her address is:
Adele Reynolds
25 Brittany Rd.
So. Hadley MA 01075

Today: Casseroles for Kate’s Kitchen are due
December 5: 6:30 p.m. Church Council & Trustee on Zoom
December 10: 12;30 p.m. Christmas Caroling at Pine Grove
in So Hadley. Meet at 80 Pine Grove Dr. SH. Questions
call Kathy Washburn at 413-537-0119.
December 11: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Before & after worship;
All are invited to gather to make a craft, cards, wrap
Secret Santa gifts, and put together White Christmas
bags for our ‘friends at home’, and maybe make some
December 13: 6:30 p.m. Education meeting on zoom
December 14: 10:00 a.m. United Women in Faith on zoom
December 25: Casseroles for Kate’s Kitchen are due

Hymns & Scriptures for November 27.2022

Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment
for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now
than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is
near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the
armor of light; let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling
and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in
quarreling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of
a woman, born under the law,to redeem those under the law,
that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his
sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit
who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but
God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also
an heir. Formerly, when you did not know God, you were
slaves to those who by nature are not gods.
Light the Advent Candle v. 1
Light the Advent candle, one: Now the waiting has begun.
We have started on our way, time to think of Christmas Day.
Candle, candle, burning bright, shining in the cold winter night;
Candle, candle, burning bright, fill our hearts with Christmas
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

  1. O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel
    that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.
    Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel will come to thee,
    O Israel.
  2. O come, thou Wisdom from on high, and order all things far
    and nigh;
    to us the path of knowledge show and cause us in her ways to go.
    Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel will come to thee,
    O Israel.
  3. O come, O come, great Lord of might, who to thy tribes on
    Sinai’s height
    in ancient times once gave the law in cloud and majesty and
    Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel will come to thee,
    O Israel.
  4. O come, thou Root of Jesse’s tree, an ensign of thy people be;
    before thee rulers silent fall; all peoples on thy mercy call.
    Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel will come to thee,
    O Israel.
  5. O come, thou Key of David, come, and open wide our
    heavenly home.
    The captives from their prison free, and conquer death’s deep
    Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel will come to thee,
    O Israel.
  6. O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thy
    justice here;
    disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death’s dark shadows
    put to flight.
    Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel will come to thee,
    O Israel.
  7. O come, Desire of nations, bind all peoples in one heart and
    From dust thou brought us forth to life; deliver us from earthly
    Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel will come to thee,
    O Israel.
    Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
  8. Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set thy people free;
    from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee.
    Israel’s strength and consolation, hope of all the earth thou art;
    dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart.
  9. Born thy people to deliver, born a child and yet a King,
    born to reign in us forever, now thy gracious kingdom bring.
    By thine own eternal spirit rule in all our hearts alone;
    by thine all-sufficient merit, raise us to thy glorious throne

The following is a list of links to prior Sunday services on You Tube….

November 20th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Nov 20th 2022 – YouTube
November 13th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Nov 13th 2022 – YouTube
November 6th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Nov 6th 2022 – YouTube
October 30th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Oct 30th 2022 – YouTube
October 23rd — Sunday Morning Worship Service – October 23rd – YouTube
October 16th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Oct 16th 2022 – YouTube
October 9th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – October 9th 2022 – YouTube
October 2nd (joined in progress) — UMC South Hadley – YouTube
September 25th — UMC South Hadley Worship Service – Sept 25th – YouTube
December 19th — https://youtu.be/1gbNmb0zxeU
December 24th (Christmas Eve) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhdLl3CshWI
December 26th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG_-LPlrzRk
January 2nd — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOhktbxxRQ8
February 6th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ9FpJJF0IM
February 13th — https://youtu.be/D7oN3QabuSU
February 20th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYRw78WEd5k
February 27th — https://youtu.be/p3IVSDLSz5Q AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz0RaENSDxw
March 2nd (Ash WED) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hoip4PlA34
March 6th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yIti5xxvmw
May 1st — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service May 1st 2022 – YouTube
May 10th — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service May 10th – YouTube
May 17th — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service May 17th – YouTube
June 12th — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service June 12th 2022 – YouTube
June 19th — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service June 19th 2022 – YouTube