December 13, 2020                                                  Third Sunday of Advent


Prelude                                        “Partita on ‘People Look East”                           Joseph Bertolozzi

Call to Worship                                                                                                                   Rachel Stones
    The Lord has done great things for us;
        And so we are glad!
    Our mouths are filled with laughter,
        And our tongues with shouts of joy!

Opening Prayer   
Merciful God of peace, your work, spoken by the prophets, restores your people's life and hope. Fill our hearts with the joy of your saving grace, that we may hold fast to your great goodness and in our lives proclaim your justice in all the world. Amen.

Hymn                                            “Savior of the Nations, Come”                                    #214 vs 1 - 4

Lighting the Advent Candles                                                        Cathy Bonnett, Emilia and Weston

Response                                   “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”                                            #211 v. 3

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                    Jan Carpenter

First Lesson                                            Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

Psalm                                                               Psalm 126

Children’s Time                                                                                                              Kasey P. Lindsay

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Gospel:                                                   John 1:6-8, 19-28

Message                                                 “Joy Shall Come”                                Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                       “We Are Called”                                                              #2172

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                                Marian Kaser
    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
    Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who
    sin against us.
    Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
    For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.

Offering    [Click here to go to Online Giving]

Offertory                              “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”                              arr. Robert Lau

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                                    “Joy to the World”                                                               #246

                                      Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.

Song of Blessing:                                 “Shalom to You”                                                     Jora Landis

              Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis - Vocal
Kasey Lindsay - Children’s Time
Jan Carpenter - Reader
Rachel Stones; Marian Kaser- Liturgy
Cathy Bonnett, Emily and Weston Bonnett - Advent Candles
Kasey P. Lindsay; Rich Bolin; Mary Anne Meyer video recording
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator


children's time

It's the third Sunday of Advent and time to light another candle on our Advent wreath (drawing)!

You're invited to draw along and add more to your own wreath each week

as we learn about its meaning and significance during this important time of waiting.