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A caution regarding Prayers of the People online: Folks gathered in-person often recount a lot of detail in their prayers concerning other members or family (“Elderly Name, living alone, experiencing isolation…”). In a private, in-person gathering, this information may be safe, but online, it can expose vulnerable people to harm, since we can’t control who will join the gathering or access it later online. Please contact the Pastor directly by text or phone with prayer requests. Pastor Nathan will be prudent in offering prayers i.e. “For First name only, in need of healing”; “For First name only, comfort in grief” etc. Please contact the pastor directly with news of those needing extra pastoral care.

A Children’s Worship Sheet is at bottom of this order of worship.


The Way for Worship at Trinity United Church of Christ

December 27, 2020

10:58 a.m.       Gathering Music                  O Come, All You Faithful           NCH # 135          V. 1, 3, 4

11:00 a.m. Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music and lighting of altar candles     Bring a Torch Jeannette, Isabella… (UN FLAMBEAU)    17th C French

Responsive Intent:
One: Praise God, angels in heaven; praise God, you creatures of earth!
All: Praise God, sun and moon; praise God, all you shining stars!
One: Praise God, rushing waters; praise God, you fish in the sea!
All: Praise God, fire and hail; praise God, you snow and frost!
One: Praise God, animals and cattle; Praise God, you creeping things and flying birds!
All: Praise God, young men and women; praise God, old and young together!

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer (Sung by Mr. Bill Stanley)

Solo              Creator, Which Art in Heaven         Bill Stanley, solo             Alfred Mallotte


Hearing the Sacred Word

Sermon              “I Won’t Stay Silent Anymore”                    Rev. Nathan King

A Reading from the Prophets Isaiah 61:10-62:3
61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
61:11 For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations. 62:1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch. 62:2 The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will give. 62:3 You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

A Reading from the Epistles Galatians 4:4-7
4:4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 4:5 in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children. 4:6 And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 4:7 So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.


Giving of Our Gifts to God

Invitation to Offering

Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts         Villancicos de Navidad          by Augustin Barrios

Praise Response                                           Doxology

Prayer of Dedication


Going Forth with Good News

Chiming of the Trinity                     (In the name of the Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit)


Postlude                       On Christmas Night All Christians Sing!                   NCH # 143      (all 3 verses)

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Celebrations in December

27 Michelle C.
28 Sarah N.
30 Jim M. & Danielle S.


Children’s Worship Sheet


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