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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