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!
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
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