Sunday Worship December 5, 2021

This Sunday….We celebrate the sacrament of Communion this morning, with the breaking of the bread and blessing of the cup.  Because of the current Covid status, and given the relative difficulty in making use of pre-packaged elements, I encourage each of you to bring your own bread to partake of during the service.  As you gather this symbol with which to participate, you may bring any morsel that will travel well with you to the church–a cracker, pita, a piece of bread.  As we continue to prepare our hearts for God’s coming still and again into our midst, our participation as one Body may be a part of welcoming the Light.  

How we make ourselves ready and a sense of urgency to do so is at the heart of our Gospel lesson this week.  John the Baptist, that odd, wilderness dwelling prophet, offers strong words to those who sought his guidance, words in which we also may hear both admonishment and great hope.  Join us as we come together to celebrate in worship and in praise.  Members of our choir with the addition of chimes bring a holiday feel to our music offerings, and we hope that the congregation will welcome as many as three masked singers to lead us in our hymns and carols.

— 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    Malachi 3:1-4  
Lessons from the Gospels   Luke 1:68-79 and Luke 3:1-6              
“Preparing for the Gift of Grace”

*A link to the sermon will be shared on our website during the week following the service.

Worship Bulletin:
December 5, 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: 832 5094 7611
Passcode: 735954