NORTHMINSTER CHURCH

December 6, 2020

 

Welcome and Introduction

  • We are not doing our 10:45 sanctuary service until further notice. Join us for drive-in Sunday mornings at 9:30.
  • Christmas Party- Next week, Drive-in, 3pm, Singing and the Christmas story, no reservations, we will hand out prepackaged cookies, BYOHC- Bring your own hot chocolate
  • Christmas Eve Services- 4pm and 6pm. Drive in services with battery powered candles.

 

Call to Worship Jeremiah 33:14–16; Luke 21:25–36

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill my promise to my people.

Justice and righteousness will fill the land and all will live in peace and safety.

There will be signs in the heavens and distress among the nations.

When Christ returns in power and glory people will faint with fear.

But when you see these things, lift up your heads:

Our redemption is drawing near!

Heaven and earth may pass away,

But the Word of God will stand unshaken.

 

Praise Song- Hark the Herald Angels Sing/King of Heaven

 

Lighting of the Advent Wreath (Lights hanging in the upper portion of the middle window)

Today we relight the candle of HOPE. Now we light the candle for the second Sunday in Advent. This is the candle of PEACE.

As we prepare for the coming of Jesus, we remember that Jesus is our hope and our peace.

 

From the prophet Isaiah:

"For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

-- Isaiah 9:6-7

From the Gospel of John:

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid."

-- John 14:27

 

Let us pray: Gracious God, Grant that we may find peace as we prepare for our Lord’s birth. May divisions in ourselves and in our families be peacefully resolved. May there be peace in our cities and in the countries of our world. Help us to see the paths of peace in our lives, and then give to us courage to follow them. Lord, let us remember that you only are the giver of lasting peace and that you are always with us. Amen.

 

Angels We have Heard on High

 

Scripture- Selections of Isaiah 2, 9, 11, 35, 61, and 64

 

Sermon- Christmas in the Old Testament: Messianic Expectations      

Pastor Jordan Rimmer

 

 

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