Worship – Sunday, December 6, 2020

Community Worship
December 6, 2020
~ The Second Sunday of Advent ~

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~ Today we light the candle of PEACE ~

Prelude

Christmas Medley
Barbara Fisk, piano


Welcome
Pastor Taylor Sexton


The Entrance of the Light

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Barbara Fisk, piano
Deborah Inman, violin


Lighting of the Advent Candle
Mike, Alison, Makenna and Brennan Tealdi

Today we light the second Advent candle – the candle of PEACE – as we anticipate the birth of Christ.

Genesis 1:1-2
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

John 1:1-18
In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. God sent a man, John the Baptist, to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’” From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Amen
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Children’s Moment
Pastor Sarah Winter


Offering Prayer
Pastor Rick Fisk


Offering Music

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Barbara Fisk, piano


Message
Rev. Wally Kelley


The Sacrament of Holy Communion
Pastor Taylor Sexton


Worship Through Song

O Come Let Us Adore Him
Kara and Pastor Taylor Sexton
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Benediction
Rev. Wally Kelley


Postlude and Virtual Community and Coffee

~ We Are the Reason ~ Star of the East ~ O Christmas Tree ~ Sing We Now of Christmas ~ Jingle Bells ~ I Saw Three Ships ~ There’s a Song in the Air ~
Barbara Fisk, piano


Music and License Information:

Deer Grove Streaming License:
CSPL129269
CCLI License #1034421

O Come Emmanuel
Thomas Helmore
Public Domain

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Gerard Moultrie
Public Domain

O Come Let Us Adore Him
Fredrick Oakeley, John Wade, Matt Crocker, Ryan Taubert
Hillsong Music, EMI Christian Music Publishing
CCLI #6089319