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December 6
 

The Second Sunday of Advent

December 6, 2020

11am LIVE & recorded Worship @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

 

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP

provided by Pentecost Circuit of United Methodist Churches in Sacramento

This week Rev. Yamada Foor greets children and blesses them; Lamb-see-do gets to talk about Advent Candles; kids learn a new Christmas carol, “Angels We Have Heard on High” and Mort plays a tamborine and … well, just make sure to watch to the very end!

OPENING PRAYER

Merciful God,

always with us, always coming. We confess that we do not know

how to prepare for your Advent.
We have forgotten how to hope in miracles.
We have ignored the promise of your kingdom.
We get distracted by the strangeness of this season of pandemic. Forgive, and be with us, God.
Grant us the simple wonder of the shepherds,

the intelligent courage of the Magi,
and the patient faith of Mary and Joseph,

that we may journey with them to Bethlehem
and find the good news of a child born for us.

Now, in the quiet of our hearts,
we ask you to make us ready for his coming. Amen.

 

OPENING HYMN

Comfort, Comfort, All My PeopleKoine

 

JOYS, GRATITUDES AND CONCERNS
PASTORAL PRAYER
OUR LORD’S PRAYER, IN UNISION
Our Father/Mother/Creator, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

READINGS FROM SCRIPTURE:

Isaiah 40


SERMON Shalom Now
 

 

HOLY COMMUNION
THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION PARTAKING OF THE BREAD AND CUP

The body of Christ given for you. Amen
The cup of the new covenant, given for you. Amen

All gives thanks with the following prayer:

Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us.

Grant that we may to go into the world in the strength of your Spirit,
to give ourselves for others,

New Revised Standard Version Pastor Sue King

in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord,
Amen.

HYMN

O Come, O Come Emmanuel & Come Thou Long Expected JesusThe Petersens

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVING, LEARNING & SHARING
 
HYMN of Commitment
“Christmas Peace Cannon”
 

 

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING

 

 
 
 
 
Links for the week
 
 
   
 
 

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

101 West Street Vacaville,  CA   95688

stpumcvacaville@gmail.com 

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pastor (530) 419-9192      voicemail (707) 448-5154