13 Dec Worship Bulletin – 12/13/20
McPherson First Church of the Brethren
We invite your active participation in the life of this congregation, as together we continue to grow in grace and seek justice for God’s creation.
Sunday, December 13, 2020
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Season of Hope ♥ Peace ♥ Joy ♥ Love ♥ Life ♥ Living
Heritage Moments | Celebrating 100 Years at the Corner of Euclid & Carrie Streets
Children’s Story | Barbara Wagoner
Lighting the Advent Wreath
We light this candle of Joy, knowing that our comfort and help come from God.
Thank you, God, for the gift of joy in our times of sadness.
Centering Music | “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” | arr. McDonald and Nelson
Bryan Hess, viola; Dan Masterson, piano
Invitation to Give
Offering Music | “Bring a Torch” | arr. Christine Anderson
Kendra Flory, bells; Dorothy Janzen, piano
Give online or send a check made payable to “McPherson Church of the Brethren,” 200 N. Carrie, McPherson, KS 6746
Scripture | Luke 1:39-44
Mary Visits Elizabeth
Hymn | “Faith is the Bird That Feels the Light” | Elizabeth Alexander
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
Kendra Flory, Janelle Flory Schrock & Becky Snell
Message | “Anticipatory Joy” | Kathryn Whitacre
The bird sings when it ‘feels’ the light of dawn – anticipating that light breaking into the darkness
The child leaps in Elizabeth’s womb – anticipating the light of God breaking into the darkness.
Enjoy artistic interpretations of Mary greeting Elizabeth while Kendra Flory plays Bach’s Prelude in C Major.
Hymn | “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy” | #202 HWB
Dawn Hoffman, vocals; Jean Hendricks, piano
Sending Music | “O Come All Ye Faithful” | arr. Edward Broughton
Ellen Gilbert, Organ
Videography and Editing: Eric Goering
Music Coordinator/Accompanist/Organist/Pianist: Ellen Gilbert
Technical Crew: Eric Goering & Ryan Goering