About this Service |
Order of Worship |
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Prelude – “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” – Shayne Grant, piano
Welcome to Worship – Sylvia Mohler
Music – “Once in Royal David’s City” – Harriet Coppoc, flute
Prayer for Illumination* – Sylvia Mohler
Music – “O Come All Ye Faithful” – Worship Team
Video – “What are your dreams?” – Congregation Members
Call to Worship* – Sylvia Mohler
One: This year, we dreamed of world peace.
All: We dreamed of deep breaths and restful sleep.
One: We dreamed of love that lasts and suffering that passes.
All: We dreamed of doors open wide and a cure to disease.
One: We dreamed, because to dream is to believe
All: For to dream is to hope; to dream is to see.
One: So make room in your being to dream yet again,
All: For a world without fear, and a God that draws near.
One: For it is almost Christmas.
All: Love is almost here.
One: May we dream to see, and hope to believe.
Let us worship Holy God.
Music – “Joy to the World” – Alden Swartz, vocalist
Lighting the Christ Candle* – The Herin Family
Response to the Christ Candle – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here, Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!
Music – “Peace, Peace” – Dwight & Lydia Herin
Children’s Sermon – Rev. Lisa Williams Hood
Music – “O Little Town of Bethlehem” – Worship Team
Affirmation of Faith* – Congregation Members
Offering – Rev. Hood
Almighty God, giver of every good and perfect gift,
Teach us to give to you all that we have and all that we are,
That we might praise you not with our words only,
But with our whole lives. Amen.
Music – “O Holy Night” – Jacob Garrett, vocalist
New Testament Reading – Luke 2:1-20 (NRSV) – Rev. Hood
Sermon – “This Night, We Are…Those Who Dream” – Rev. Hood
Invitation to the Table – Rev. Hood
Music – “Away in a Manger” – Sylvia Mohler, vocalist
Music & Lighting of Candles – “Silent Night” – Worship Team
Benediction – Rev. Hood
Postlude – “Silent Night” – Alan Zhao, vocalist
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Worship Leaders in this Service:
- The Herin Family, Advent Candle Lighters
- Sylvia Mohler, Worship Leader & Worship Team
- Melanie Manges, Organist/Pianist
- Mr. Matt Hood, Director of Music Ministry
- Mr. Aurie Swartz, Director of Communications & Technology
- Rev. Lisa Williams Hood, Senior Pastor
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*Prayer, Call to Worship, and Candle Litany written by Sarah Are/A Sanctified Art LLC/sanctifiedart.org. “Those Who Dream” Artwork by A Sanctified Art LLC/sanctifiedart.org.