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A Children’s Worship Sheet is at bottom of this order of worship.
Service of Music and Worship at Trinity United Church of Christ
December 20, 2020 The Fourth Sunday of Advent
10:58 a.m. Gathering Music
11:00 a.m. Greeting and Announcements
Centering Music and lighting of altar candles
Responsive Intent Lighting of the Advent Candle
One: Into our tumultuous times, the Love of God breaks in.
Many: Into our fearful tomes, the glory of God is revealed.
One: Sometimes it announces itself.
Many: Other times we must look high and low.
One: Sometimes we recognize it.
Many: Other times we walk right past it, lost in ourselves.
One: Love’s in need of willing hearts.
Many: Love’s in need of the smallest opening.
One: Greetings, favored ones! God’s Love is with you.
Many: Here? Now? How can that be?
One: Be not afraid. With God, nothing is impossible.
Many: Love is knocking at the door.
One: Be not afraid. The Mighty One will do great things.
Many: Who can say what awesome thing God is up to now?
One: Arise and shine, beloveds. God’s Love wants to be born in you.
Many: Here we are, servants of the Lord. Let it be so.
Candles are lit, silence is kept.
Response: O Come, Come Emmanuel NCH No.116 v. 1, 2, 6, 7
All: For such a time as this, may your love be born in us
Hymn of Gathering O Come, All You Faithful NCH 135 v. 1, 3, 4
Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer Bill Stanley, Soloist
Hearing the Sacred Word
A Reading of Holy Scripture
O Little Town of Bethlehem NCH 133
Anthem Mary, How Could You Have Known? Rose Edwards, Mary Barbara Staunton
Away In a Manger NCH 124
Giving of Our Gifts to God
Invitation to Offering
Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts
Praise Response Doxology
Prayer of Dedication
Going Forth with Good News
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear NCH 131
Good Christian Friends Rejoice! NCH 129
Chiming of the Trinity (In the name of the Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit)
Joy To The World NCH 132
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Celebrations in December
25) Joann S.
Children’s Worship Sheet