December 15, 2019 – Rebuilding the Temple

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

 

Scripture:      Ezra 1:1-4; 3:1-4, 10-13 – Liturgist  (pp. 415-17, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the Lord stirred up the spirit of King Cyrus of Persia so that he sent a herald throughout all his kingdom, and also in a written edict declared: ‘Thus says King Cyrus of Persia: The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem in Judah.’” (Ezra 1:1-2)

Message: “Rebuilding the Temple”

Theme: When we look backward, we can learn; when we look forward, we can dream; and when we live in the moment, we can experience the presence of God.

Hymns We Will Sing:

HYMN #85  “Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah”   (TIF IN VELDELE)

HYMN #100  “My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout”   (STAR OF THE  COUNTY DOWN)

HYMN #99   “My Soul Gives Glory to My God”    (MORNING SONG)

Prayer of the Day: O Lord, You restore what has been destroyed. Rebuild our lives in the strength of your Spirit, and restore our joy in being your servants, Amen.

Trumansburg Area Churches Concert Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at FPCU

Come hear the choirs of the Trumansburg Area Churches join together in song in this free concert on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at FPCU. A reception will follow. Everyone is invited to come!

December 8, 2019 – Advent 2 – Isaiah of the Exile

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-4

Focus Scripture – “Comfort, comfort my people, a voice cries out in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord. A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” (Isaiah 40:1 and 3)

Message: “Isaiah of the Exile”

Theme: God’s promise of redemption is radical and certain.

Hymns We Will Sing:
HYMN #85 “Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah” (TIF IN VELDELE)
HYMN #106 “Prepare the Way, O Zion” (BEREDEN VAG FOR HERRAN)
HYMN #104 “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You” (VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN)

Prayer of the Day: O God, The world as we know it turns upside down in light of your redemption. Encourage us by the promise that all wrongs will eventually be made right in your eternal kingdom, for which we pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.