December 13 Virtual Worship Service

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Sermon: Daring to Dream of Redemption.

Theme: We will sing with Mary a song of hope and new possibility for those who are voiceless and in need of relief.

Purpose: We will recommit ourselves to God’s love and kindness for those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Scriptures: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 The Word of the Lord proclaim liberty to the captives, justice, and new birth.
Luke 1:46b-55 The Magnificat of Mary, the proclamation of God’s righteousness and justice.

Questions:
How do we feel about Mary’s song of lifting up the lowly and bringing down the mighty? Do we tend to be more like the lowly or might we need to be prepared to be brought down by the justice of God? How do we take joy in the gifts of God for people who are less fortunate than ourselves? What is the blessing of God’s redemptive work happening in the world around us?
How do we become people who are satisfied with the good things that God has given us?

Description for Sunday, December 13, 2020

Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)

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Prelude to Worship
Glory to God Hymnal #140 “Once in Royal David’s City” (vs 1-2)
TEXT: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1848, alt.
MUSIC (IRBY 8.7.8.7.7.7): Henry John Gauntlett, 1849; harm. Arthur Henry Mann, 1919

Glory to God Hymnal #122 “Silent Night, Holy Night” (vs 1-2)
TEXT: Joseph Mohr, 1816; stanzas 1–3, English trans. John Freeman Young, 1863;
stanza 4, English trans. Jane Montgomery Campbell, 1863, alt.; Korean Trans. © The Christian Literature Society of Korea   MUSIC (STILLE NACHT, Irregular): Franz Xaver Gruber, 1818

Hymn: Glory to God Hymnal #100 “My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout”
                                                                        (Canticle of the Turning)

TEXT: Rory Cooney, 1990; © 1990 GIA Publications, Inc.

MUSIC (STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN, Irregular): Irish melody; arr. Rory Cooney, 1990;  arr. © 1990 GIA Publications, Inc.

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Glory to God Hymnal #583 “Gloria, Gloria”          

Copyright © 1981 Les Presses de Taizé (France). Used by permission of G.I.A. Publications, Inc. Chicago, Illinois, exclusive agent. All rights reserved. First Presbyterian Church, FDL OneLicense #A-730666

Sending Glory to God Hymnal #852 “When the Lord Redeems the Very Least”
TEXT: Sylvia G. Dunstan, c. 1991; © 1991 GIA Publications, Inc.

MUSIC (I’LL FLY AWAY 9.4.9.4 with refrain): Albert E. Brumley, 1932; arr. Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, c. 2001;
© 1932 Hartford Music Co., ren. 1960 Albert E. Brumley & Sons (admin. ClearBox Rights)

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Liturgist: Karen Cook
Lighting of the Third Advent Candle  
Peyton T. and Paige T.

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