2020 12 13 Sermon - Rev. Abe Zimmerman
“Almost Christmas: Altogether Love”
Sermon Link: https://youtu.be/HIoPsd9A_r0
Order of Worship
Lighting of Advent Candles
Hymn of Praise
“What Child is This?” Performed by Chris Tomlin
Apostle’s Creed https://youtu.be/GLrLCJ1MQGI
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (universal) church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
God of love and light: just as John the Baptist came long ago in Judea to witness to your light, we remember that the offering you seek is that what we have and how we live should also witness to the light. We admit that there are times when we feel the darkness is just too prevalent, too strong, then we realize that we are ignoring the call to witness to the light. May we witness through our giving and our compassion, through what we say and what we do. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.
Worship with Tithes and Offerings
A big thank you to everyone who has been able to financially support the church with their tithe or offering during this time of pandemic and economic recession. You can give by sending a check to Hartsville United Methodist Church | PO Box 472 | Hartsville, TN 37074 or you can give digitally through PayPal at https://www.hartsvilleumc.org/give.
The Lord's Prayer https://youtu.be/9Pq-HzVIn2I
Our Father, 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. And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Hymn of Preparation
Take this time to praise God, to pray and clear your mind, invite God to speak to you through the message.
“Labor of Love” Performed by Jill Phillips
“Almost Christmas: Altogether Love” (Luke 1:26-38)
Hymn of Reflection
Take this time to pray, to sing, to reflect on the message, ask God how you should respond, ask God for help.
“Angels from the Realms of Glory Performed by Love to Sing Choir
Go in peace; love and care for one another in the name of Christ; - and may God the Father bless you richly, - may Christ the Son pour the riches of his grace upon you, - and may the Holy Spirit, our comfort and our support, lead you in the path of hope, and of peace, of joy and of love. both now and forevermore. Amen
During these unique times, I am deeply thankful each of you has joined us in this very special way to gather and worship the Lord our God.
In Christ, Pastor Abe Zimmerman