Unfortunately, our traditional Hanging of the Greens service was inadvertently deleted from a private YouTube account we were using at the time. So the videos of the church-created sections of the service are missing – READY TO BE FILLED IN AGAIN on another First Sunday of Advent!
Please follow the order of worship by scrolling down through this page and stopping along the way to watch the various video windows, putting the service in sequence.
All are welcome here. Let’s start with the Prelude:
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
The Piano Guys
Call to Worship and Prayer
TELLING THE STORY
Storyteller: Jeff Sherman
Announcer: Judy Sherman
The Tree and the Greens
Tree decorating: June Young
Wreath: Erica Norquist
Music: Deck the Halls
Music: There’s a Song in the Air
The Holly and the Ivy Wreath
Stan and Maureen Baker
Music: The Holy and the Ivy
Ken & Ellen Kristensen
Carol: Love Came Down at Christmas
The Candles and Advent Wreath
Christ Candle: Patti Knapp
Lighting of the Advent Candle:
Al and Jeannine Grant
A Reading and Prayer at the lighting
Carol – The First Noel
Music: The Little Drummer Boy
The Holy Bible
Monica Ferguson and Grace Grant
Song: Jesus Loves Me
Kathy Westergard, and Zahara
Carol: The Friendly Beasts
The Story of the Birth of Jesus
Read by: Kathleen Fisher
Angels We Have Heard On High
The Shepherd’s Crook
Roger and Bev Gestrine
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Here is the final piece of music your were promised! Enjoy it while you prepare or plan your method of giving!
Offertory Song/Carol: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Offering Dedication Prayer
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Performed by Margo Cilker
God bless you and keep you safe.
Go church, in thanksgiving,
to be God’s people wherever you are!
Announcements / “Soundbites”
(See articles below for details)
- Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
- Tuesday – 6:30 PM – Personnel committee
- Wednesday – 6:30 – 7:45 PM – Advent Study “Incarnation” – see link below
- Next Sunday – 9:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. NEXT WEEK is the Second Sunday of Advent.
- Next Sunday – 7:00 PM – Also next week is the EVENING VESPERS with Communion. This is always a short service. Bring your bread and “wine.”
Advent Study continues
Returns THIS WEEK on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 PM – zoom connection below.
December 2, is the third week of the Advent Study by Adam Hamilton: Incarnation. Remaining classes are Dec 9 and 16. We are screen-sharing Adam Hamilton’s video on zoom, each week, before our discussion of the ideas presented.
There are one or two books left in the church office. They are “first come, first served.” Please leave payment if you have it, as you pick up a book. If you would like to just borrow a book that will be fine, we have extras which will go to the church library when the study is over. (Leave a note “borrowing” with your name, please.)
There are 5 weeks of lessons in the book. That’s why we started early (Advent actually begins TODAY, November 29). We did not meet this week (Thanksgiving) nor will we meet on Dec. 23, however – the study concludes on Dec. 16.
Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM class on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 - We will be able to screen share the video with Adam Hamilton, so calling in without video is not advised (though you could still hear the video).
“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM
This is an opportunity to see and hear other church people, share your joys and concerns, and pray together! This is sort of our way of replacing the coffee hour on Sundays! To join the chatter follow the link at 10:00 AM Tuesday THIS WEEK.
OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!
Join Zoom Meeting – This is the NEWEST link!!
For alternative ways to join click the next link and read! Everyone can come, EVEN BY REGULAR LANDLINE PHONE!
More info and more links: “COFFEE HOUR” POST
ADVENT STUDY “INCARNATION” continues – Remaining weeks: Dec 2, 9, 16
CHRISTMAS EVE OUTDOOR CANDLELIGHT – This could be a VERY short one depending on weather, right? But in the VERY least (EVEN if there’s snow, if not too much to make driving dangerous) hear the story read, and we will light candles and sing “Silent Night”!