Worship – Sunday, December 20, 2020

Community Worship
December 20, 2020
~ The Fourth Sunday of Advent ~

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~ Today we light the Candle of LOVE ~

Prelude

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
Barbara Fisk, piano


Welcome
Pastor Rick Fisk


The Entrance of the Light

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Barbara Fisk, piano


Lighting of the Advent Candle
Ron and Kristie Bizeau

Today we light the fourth Advent candle – the candle of LOVE – as we anticipate the birth of Christ.

Luke 2:1-20

At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, to whom he was engaged, who was now expecting a child.And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10 but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. 11 The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! 12 And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”13 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in highest heaven,
    and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”
15 When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”16 They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. 17 After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. 18 All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, 19 but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. 20 The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Amen
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Worship Through Song

O Come, All Ye Faithful
Deborah Inman & Barbara Fisk
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Children’s Moment
Pastor Sarah Winter


Offering Prayer
Pastor Taylor Sexton


Offering Music

Away in a Manger
Deborah Inman, violin
 Barbara Fisk, piano


Message
Rev. Marti Burger


Worship Through Song

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Kara and Pastor Taylor Sexton
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Benediction
Pastor Sarah Winter


Postlude and Virtual Community and Coffee

Christmas Song for All Year ‘Round
Barbara Fisk, vocals

~ While by Our Sheep ~ While Shepherds Watched ~
~ Ding Dong Merrily on High~
Deborah Inman, violin
Barbara Fisk, piano


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O Come All Ye Faithful
Public Domain

Away in a Manger
Public Domain

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Public Domain