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December 22, 2019 – Zechariah’s Song

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:      Luke 1:5-13 and 57-80 (pp. 933-5, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins. By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:76-9)

Message: “Zechariah’s Song”

Theme: John carried the hope of a weary nation, that they would one day soon be saved.

Hymns We Will Sing:

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

HYMN #98   “To a Maid Whose Name Was Mary”   (ANNUNCIATION)

HYMN #97 “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night”           (ABERSTWYTH)

Prayer of the Day: Lord God, the gift of John the Baptist gave his parents joy and his people hope. May their gladness be ours as we anticipate the arrival of our savior Jesus, God’s gift of love to the world. Amen.

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.

April 7, 2019

 5th Week of Lent

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: Matthew 25:31-46 (p. 906, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” (Matthew 25:40)

Message: Last Judgment

Theme: Jesus valued action over idleness, and altruism over selfishness.

Hymns We Will Sing:

  • HYMN #357 “The Days Are Surely Coming” (LLANGLOFFAN)
  •  HYMN #762   “When the Poor Ones”    (EL CAMINO)
  •  HYMN #523 “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart” (BICENTENNIAL)

Prayer of the Day: O Lord, you long for your people to care for one another with the same compassion you show to them. Move our hearts in love wherever we encounter need and make us more like you with each day. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

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