Happenings & Worship
Updated: December 20, 2020
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Bulletin December 27, 2020
Announcements Hazel Davidson, Liturgist
Prelude “Where Shepherds Lately Knelt”- Callahan
Call to Worship
When Jesus is born to Mary and Joseph, God is there. When they present Jesus at the temple, God is there. When Simeon holds Jesus in his arms, God is there. When Anna recognizes Jesus as the answer to prayer, God is there. This very morning, God is here. In the future we cannot see, God is there. Let us worship God!
Hymn “O Come, All Ye Faithful” (All verses) #133
We Are Called to Confess
Because we have passed through the waters of baptism, we dare to bare our souls before God and reveal the bitterness that dwells in our hearts. Trusting in God’s grace, let us confess our sin.
We Confess Together:
Simeon and Anna were steeped in revered tradition, and yet spent their lives praying to recognize the action of God pointing to a future they could not imagine. Far from being held back by tradition, for them it was a constant stretch toward faithfulness: where is God at work? What are the signs? What needs to be let go, entrusted to a new way, new people, new and unexpected shape? Ways of being Church are changing quickly in these Covid-19 days, and “getting back to normal” may mean a “new” normal. So, in this moment, what are we clinging to? What do we need to relinquish so that we can recognize the call of God in this moment?
Time for Silent Confession
We Receive God’s Grace
The scriptures promise that God will make all things new. As God makes the year new, may we also be made new by God’s love and forgiveness in Jesus. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
WE PROCLAIM GOD’S GOOD NEWS
Message for the Young at Heart (Video)
We Pray Together, the Prayer of the Day
O God, in the sweetness of the story we tell today, the encounter of old and young–Mary and Joseph presenting Jesus to the elders–We feel the movement of your Spirit making all things new. Awake us to your presence in this moment
As we seek Christ in our midst: Let us recognize God-with-us, A light to the nations, your glory revealed. In Jesus’ name we pray.
Today’s Scripture Reading :
Psalm 148 Hazel Davidson, Liturgist
Reflecting on Scripture “Recognizing Jesus” Reverend Paul Davidson
We Celebrate The Season Together In Song:
Hymn “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (Vs 1 and 4) #143
Hymn “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (Vs 1) #119
Hymn “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”(All) #132
Prayers of the People/The Lord’s Prayer (Please use debts and debtors)
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
We Prepare to Share God’s Gifts
God, you call us to give as we have received In this Christmas Season when you have shared your Child with us, help us to share our blessing with those in need.
Please continue to send your tithes and offerings via mail or
electronically to your church family.
We Dedicate Our Offerings
God of Vision, take these offerings of money and turn them into vision;
vision of all people fed, vision of all people safe, vision of all people housed,
vision of all people educated. Amen.
WE RESPOND AND GO IN GOD’S NAME
Hymn “Joy to the World” (Vs. 1, 2 & 4) #134
Hymn “Go Tell it on the Mountain” (All) #136
Send us into the world refreshed in hope, awake, alert, attuned to your presence ready to join your work of blessing for all. Amen.
“Go ye now in peace, and know that the love of God will guide you…Feel his presence here beside you, showing you the way…go ye now in peace.”
Postlude “Whence Comes This Troupe of Angels”-L Roques