Updated: Dec 18, 2020
Order of Worship
Sunday December 20, 2020
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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
who has come to set the chosen people free.
The Lord has raised up for us a mighty Savior from the house of David.
Through the holy prophets, God promised of old
To save us from our enemies,
From the hands of all who hate us;
To show mercy to our forebears and to remember the holy covenant.
This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
To set us free from the hands of our enemies,
free to worship without fear,
holy and righteous in the Lord’s sight,
all the days of our life.
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE #2090 TFWS Verse 4
And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,
For you will go before the Lord to prepare the way,
To give God’s people knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God
The dawn from on high shall break upon us,
To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
And to guide our feet into the way of peace.
HYMN: “Mary Had a Little Lamb” #3190 Worship & Song
CHILDREN’S TIME Rev. David Nicol
SCRIPTURE Luke 1:26-38 Rosita Waltz- Rieber
SERMON " Magnificat: A Glimpse of the Kingdom” Rev. David Nicol
SPECIAL MUSIC “Mary Did you Know?” Barbara Middaugh
TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give
DOXOLOGY #94 UMH
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Gracious God, your servant Mary discovered new life growing within her and knew it to be your promised presence. In tender reverence for the holy mystery of your Incarnation, may we be as a womb for your blessed presence, ready to receive and nourish your Word in our lives, open to the stirrings of your Spirit within us. May we faithfully bear your love in the world, that by your grace Christ may be born in us. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
HYMN “He is Born, the Holy Child” #228 UMH