Christmas Eve morning at least by 11:00 a.m.
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Our online worship will begin at 10:30am central on Sunday morning. Grab a candle to recall the light of Christ, and something that you can use for communion so that you are ready to worship God.
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Sharing Christ's Peace
Prelude to Worship
Gathering in the Light
Invitation to Worship
one: O how we had thought the world was so firmly established. That no change should come.
We sang, we shall not, we shall not be moved.
all: We planted ourselves by the water. We fought.
one: O how we thought the world was so firmly established, but here we are, now, trying to believe that there are treasures in the darkness and riches in secret pandemic places that are teaching us and preparing us for what will come next. O how we have hoped for such holy splendor that would make the sea roar and the forest sing for joy so that the whole earth rejoices in song together.
all: Now, we move into possibility.
one: We plant ourselves here beside Living Water that will erode our doubts and chart new paths
of wonder and hope.
all: Let us worship holy God!
Opening Song (Sing with us!) - CH 66 - Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Scripture - Psalm 96:1-13 (NRSV)
Scripture - Isaiah 45:1-7 (CEB)
Special Music - Sung by Emily Boedeker
Prayers of the People (Submit a Prayer Request) and Our Lord's Prayer
Invitation to Stewardship - Click Here to Donate
Doxology (Sing along!) - CH 63 - How Majestic Is Your Name
Prayer of Dedication
Celebration of Communion - ALL are welcome!
Words of Institution: Matthew 26:26-29
Musical Response (Sing along!) - CH 387 - Bread of the World, In Mercy Broken
Invitation to Discipleship
Closing Hymn (Sing along!) - CH 88 - All My Hope on God Is Founded
Sharing the Light
Blessing & Benediction
one: Through prayer and practice, we pursue what is just, what is true, what is kind.
all: With each new day, we hope for Love to lead us.
one: With discernment, we wade bravely into the struggles of life together.
all: We yearn for wisdom that satisfies.
one: Persistently, faithfully, relentlessly, we keep our gaze set upon righteousness.
all: Determined in hope, we depart with the Holy as our firm foundation.
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 written by Rev. Elsa A. Cook, or adapted from ©enfleshed, October 18, 2020, or from Taught by Love: Worship Resources for Year A, by Lavon Bayler. United Church Press: Cleveland, OH 1998. Pages 150-151.