Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
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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: Can one be homesick for something you’ve never known?
ALL: We are homesick for a just world, for peace like rivers, for the end of suffering.
one: Yes, we are homesick--
ALL: for joy that is contagious, for nations that feel like neighbors, and for hospitals that run empty.
one: We are homesick for the world God promises.
ALL: We are homesick, but we are on our way.
one: God is here. God is still creating.
ALL: Let us worship Holy God.
Opening Hymn (Sing with us!) - Chalice Hymnal #139 "All Earth Is Waiting"
Prayer Response (Sing with us!) -
Be still and know, that I am God.
Worship & Wonder Scripture -
"The Prophets Show the Way to Bethlehem" a Children Worship & Wonder story by Sonja M. Stewart and Jerome Berryman, based on Isaiah 9:2 and John 1:5 told in the Worship & Wonder room
Lighting of the Advent Candles - Hope
Song of Response (Sing with us!) - Chalice Hymnal #132, v. 1 "When God Is a Child"
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture - Luke 21:25-36 (CEB)
Sermon - "Homesick"
Special Music - "Homeward Bound" by Marta Keen, arr. Jay Althouse
Prayers of the People (Submit a Prayer Request)
and Our Lord's Prayer
Song of Response - "Wherever You Are" by Nathan & Becky Bliss
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 (Sing along!) - Chalice Hymnal #122 - "Comfort, Comfort You My People"
Invitation to Discipleship
Closing Hymn (Sing along!) - Chalice Hymnal #140 "Hail to the Lord's Anointed"
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 4-5.