Spirit baptizes Christ for his work among us!
Call to Worship and Welcome Bryson Bell Ringing & Walk into Sanctuary video (use through Jan 3) Opening Song Sounds of Grace (Keep using Christmas songs, please) Greeting Pr D+
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: And also with you
Prayer of the Day Pr D+
Holy God, creator of light and giver of goodness, your voice moves over the waters. Immerse us in your grace, and transform us by your Spirit, that we may follow after your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
WORD First Reading: Isaiah 61:10–62:3 Tom Kiersky, Reader Epistle: Galatians 4:4-7 Tom Kiersky Reader Gospel Acclamation ELW 715 Christ, Be Our Light v2 —through Epiphany season (to 2/14/21) Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 Pr D+ Children’s Time Pr D+ Message Juan Carlos la Puente Tapia, Oregon Synod Bishop’s Associate Hymn of the Day Once in Royal David’s City ELW#269 Sounds of Grace Nicene Creed Prayers of the Faithful Pr D+ and/or Reader lighting candles ?? Sharing Christ’s Peace Pr D+ Offering Pr D+ Offertory Carol of the Bells Isaac H. (Pre-recorded) Offering Prayer (in unison) Pr D+ Announcements Pr D+ SENDING Blessing—Benediction Pr D+ Dismissal Bryson
Go in peace. Share the gift of Jesus.
Thanks be to God.
Readings & Psalm
Celebrate Holy Communion together “virtually”.
Please join with other worshipers and the pastors for this Sunday’s Communion service at 11:00 on ZOOM via computer, tablet or smart phone.
You simply need to have ready your own wine, grape juice, or apple juice as you choose, in a separate glass for each person. And have a piece of bread of your choice, or wafer, or cracker as you choose. If you didn’t receive an email to join us this Sunday, you may find the ZOOM login information to login by entering your name and email in the green form.
Learn more with the additional resources in this post. Click through this post to find the materials.
Nativity Event 2021
Drive-through Nativity Story Saturday, December 18, 5:00pm - 8:30 pm This year we will again tell the story of Jesus' birth outside in lights, art, music, and a living creche scene. Come enjoy a colorful lighted series of signs and characters that show and tell the Biblical Nativity story with classical Christmas carols as you pass slowly through the parking lot. The story of Christ's birth will be told in lighted signs and figures lining the path from the entry of the Grace...
Adult Bible Study – Justice, Law, History- Dec 2021- Feb 2022
Adult Bible Study - Starts December 5 Sundays after Worship: 11:15am in Ronnencamp Hall However, we will continue to email to those that wish. Contact Frank or Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to get the Bible Study lessons emailed to you or want to learn more about the class. Stay well.Justice, Law, History The study focuses on Old Testament scriptures and the interaction between the ideal of justice, God’s pursuit of justice in history, and God’s gift of the law that allows humans to...
Offerings of Thanksgiving
While we are keeping physical social distance, there are still options for you to continue bringing your offerings to God and support the ministries of Grace.
- Mail a check to church address below
- Online bill pay through your bank
- Online giving – Orange button