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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

November 29, 2020                                    The First Sunday of Advent

10:58 a.m.    Gathering Music           La Paz Sea Contigo           by Dosia Carlson

11:00 a.m.    Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music and lighting of altar candles
Awake! Awake and Greet the New Morn           by Marty Haugen            One License # 09936

Responsive Intent Lighting of the Advent Candle

One: For such a time as this,
Many: God’s love becomes flesh. Again.
One: For such a time as this,
Many: A child born to us. Again.
One: Though the night of our despair long lingers,
Many: There comes a Light no shadow can overcome.
One: Though our hearts ache for a justice we cannot yet see,
Many: The Holy One works for those who watch and wait.
One: Though distanced for one another and well-acquainted with death,
Many: Our Deliverer draws near to bring us new life.
One: No ear has yet heard, no eye has yet seen God’s glory fully revealed
Many: And so we wait.
One: We know not when or where or how our Hope will be made manifest.
Many: And so we watch.
One: The One who loves us does not slumber.
Many: So let us keep awake.
One: Hope of the nations, come.
Many: Hope of our hearts, come.

The first candle is lit. Silence is kept.

All: For such a time as this, kindle our hope.

Advent Hymn                      O Come, O Come Emmanuel                   Hymnal No.116     verses 1 and 2

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
Our Mother-Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.


Hearing the Sacred Word

Anthem           Isaiah the Prophet Has Written of Old             by Sydney Carter          One License # 109326

Sermon                                                                                             Rev. Nathan King


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

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


Postlude                         La Paz Sea Contigo                               by Dosia Carlson


Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from OneLicense with license #A714152



Celebrations in November and December

30 Jacob H.
1 Nancy R.
1 Yvonne T.
3 Codi C.
5 Britny R.



Children’s Worship Sheet

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