Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
If it does not work for you right away, please try refreshing your browser.
Our online worship will begin at 10:30am central on Sunday morning. Grab a candle to gather in the light of Christ with us, and something that you can use for communion so that you are ready to worship God, wherever you worship with us.
Send us an email and let us know you joined us! See you at 10:30!
Sharing Christ's Peace & Gathering in the Light
Prelude to Worship
Invitation to Worship
one: A voice calls out in the wilderness.
ALL: It sings of a home for all. It speaks of justice and peace.
one: We could choose to ignore it.
ALL: We could drown out that song. We could choose not to listen.
one: Instead, we come into this space.
ALL: We let the world grow quiet. We listen.
one: A voice calls out in the wilderness. Do you hear it?
ALL: We hear it. In listening, we worship and draw near to God.
Opening Hymn (Sing with us!) - Chalice Hymnal #138 "Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn"
Prayer Response (Sing with us!) - Be still and know, that I am God.
Worship & Wonder Scripture -
"The Shepherds Shows the Way to Bethlehem" a Children Worship & Wonder story by Sonja M. Stewart and Jerome Berryman, based on Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2 told in the Worship & Wonder room
Lighting of the Advent Candles - Joy
- Joy is seeing people you love after months apart.
- Joy is hearing, “Come on over, it has been too long!”
- Joy is the stretches and giggles of a newborn child.
- Joy is making it home when the journey is long.
- Joy is your dog sliding to meet you at the door.
- Joy is the energy of a new season.
- Joy is feeling found when you thought you were lost.
- So today we light the candle of joy, because the welcome God has for us is nothing short of joyful.
- Rest in that good news. Let it wash over you.
- Family of faith, we are close to home. Amen.
Song of Response (Sing with us!) - Chalice Hymnal #132, v. 3 "When God Is a Child"
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture - Zephaniah 3:14-20 (CEB)
Scripture - Luke 3:1-18 (CEB)
Sermon - "A Home for All"
Special Music - "My House" by Kacey Lee Musgraves, Shane L. McAnally, and Josh Osborne
Prayers of the People (Submit a Prayer Request)
and Our Lord's Prayer
Song of Response - "Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus" arr. Dan Galbraith
Invitation to Stewardship - Click Here to Donate
Doxology (Sing along!) - Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow to the tune of "What Child Is This"
Prayer of Dedication
Celebration of Communion - ALL are welcome!
Communion Response - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Traditional French Carol, arr. Jim Nailon
Invitation to Discipleship
Closing Hymn (Sing along!) - John Proclaimed It: "Change Your Lives!"
Blessing & Benediction
Acknowledgements and permissions:
Permission to use and stream the music in this worship service obtained from ONE LICENSE #A-730652 and
CCLI #36152 and CSPL143030. All rights reserved.
Portions of our liturgy adapted from resources written by Rev. Sarah (Are) Speed | A Sanctified Art LLC and Gathered by Love: Worship Resources for Year C, by Lavon Bayler. United Church Press: Cleveland, OH 1994. Pages 6-7.