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: If life was a home, then we would pray—
ALL: may love be the foundation.
One: May God be the cornerstone.
ALL: May the Spirit be the windows—ushering in light.
One: And may hope be the walls—holding us together.
ALL: In this hour of worship, we work toward building that home together.
One: We may not know the path ahead, but God is here, even now.
ALL: We give thanks for a foundation of love as we worship Holy God.
Opening Hymn (Sing with us!) - Chalice Hymnal #129 "Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates"
Prayer Response (Sing with us!) - Be still and know, that I am God.
Worship & Wonder Scripture -
"The Holy Family 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 - Peace
- As we reflect on the foundation of our faith in our lives, we gather together around the candle of peace.
- The home we long for is a home that knows peace--
- peace that rests between us and our grief,
- peace around our anxiety,
- peace between us and our self-criticism,
- peace amidst our relationships,
- peace at the core of our being,
- peace hovering through and in our world.
- The home we long for is a home that knows peace.
- So today we light the candle of peace—as a reminder and as a prayer.
- Let it be so. Amen.
Song of Response (Sing with us!) - Chalice Hymnal #132, v. 2 "When God Is a Child"
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture - Luke 1:57-80 (CEB)
Sermon - "Laying the Foundation"
Special Music - "O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)" by John F. Wade, arr. Frances L. Callahan
Prayers of the People (Submit a Prayer Request)
and Our Lord's Prayer
Song of Response - "We Wish You A Merry, (Peaceful, Wonderful) Christmas by Phil Wickham & Jonathan Smith Arr. by Lee Marcum & Grant Wall
Invitation to Stewardship - Click Here to Donate
Doxology (Sing along!) - Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow to the tune of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
Prayer of Dedication
Celebration of Communion - ALL are welcome!
Communion Response - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Traditional French Carol, arr. Martha Lynn Thompson
Invitation to Discipleship
Closing Hymn (Sing along!) - Chalice Hymnal #677 "Let There Be Peace on Earth"
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.