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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.
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Sharing Christ's Peace & Gathering in the Light
Prelude to Worship
Invitation to Worship
ONE: How will we prepare this house for the coming of God’s royal son?
ALL: With branches of cedar, the tree of royalty fitting for a king.
ONE: How shall we prepare this house for the coming of the eternal Christ?
ALL: With garlands of pine and fir, whose leaves are ever-living and ever-green.
ONE: How shall we prepare this house for the coming of our Savior?
ALL: With wreaths of holly and ivy, telling of his passion, death, and resurrection.
ONE: How shall we prepare our hearts for the coming of the son of God?
ALL: By journeying again towards Bethlehem, following the way of those who journey with us.
Opening Hymn (Sing with us!) - Chalice Hymnal #147, v. 1, 2 & 4 "O Come, All Ye Faithful"
Song of Response (Sing with us!) - Chalice Hymnal #119, v. 1 & 3 "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
Prayer of Illumination (Sing with us!) -
Be still and know, that I am God.
Worship & Wonder Scripture -
"How the Church Tells Time" a Children Worship & Wonder story by Sonja M. Stewart and Jerome Berryman based on Leviticus 23:1-3
Reading - The Paraments
Special Music - "An Advent Reflection" by Ruth Elaine Schram
Reading - The Banners
Reading - The Advent Wreath and Candles
Hymn (Sing with us!) - Chalice Hymnal #132 "When God Is a Child"
Reading - The Greens
Reading - The Wreaths
Hymn (Sing with us!) - Chalice Hymnal #172 "We Three Kings"
Reading - The Word
Reading - The Poinsettias
Hymn (Sing with us!) - Chalice Hymnal #149, v. 1 & 2 "Angels from the Realms of Glory"
Prayers of the People (Submit a Prayer Request)
and Our Lord's Prayer
Invitation to Stewardship - Click Here to Donate
Doxology (Sing along!) - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Doxology
Prayer of Dedication
Celebration of Communion - ALL are welcome!
Communion Response (Sing along!) - Chalice Hymnal #125, v. 1 & 2 - "Come, O Long-expected Jesus"
Invitation to Discipleship
Closing Hymn (Sing along!) - Chalice Hymnal #144 v. 1 & 3 "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
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.
The Hanging of the Greens service was adapted from a service by the Rev. Dr. Judith E. Ridlen, pastor of Northside Christian Church, St. Louis, Missouri, as found in Everlasting Light, by Sandy Dixon (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2000).