This Sunday…The Gospel story of Jesus’ birth and the events that lead up to it are familiar to us. There is something about the season that has us imagining the sound of angels’ wings and thinking of shepherds though they don’t cross our minds often at other times. We meld in our mind the story as both Matthew and Luke share it, and we may bask in the sense of warmth and light that are fostered by our reading. What we don’t often discuss, and what we may invite ourselves to consider this week, is what the “characters” in this story must have felt in the enormity of the circumstances. This Sunday’s scripture readings include what has come to be known as the Magnificat of Mary. Where this young woman might have only responded to the angel’s news in fear or incredulity, she chooses instead to respond with praise. What may lead us to do the same? Come celebrate the good news of the Advent season with us!
We will remain in the sanctuary following worship for our quarterly congregational meeting. All are welcome to attend, with members only participating in any vote.
— Pastor Lisa
Worship at Home Materials:
Below you will find materials to accompany this week’s Sunday Morning Worship via Zoom. An order of service with scripture readings, along with music recordings to accompany the service, are available by clicking the following links.
Helpful Hint: If you are planning to join the Sunday morning worship Zoom call, you might wish to print the following documents prior to joining the call, if you have that capability.
Lesson from the Hebrew Bible Isaiah 61:1-3
Lessons from the Gospels Luke 1:39-56
“We Wait in Joy for Greater Joy”
*A link to the sermon will be shared on our website during the week following the service.
December 12, 2021
Service of Worship for Home
To join Rev. Lisa Durkee for worship via Zoom, please use the following information.
Whether or not you choose to set up an account, when it’s time for the meeting, click the following link:
Meeting ID: 817 5204 6298