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Lower United Methodist Church

December 20th, 2020
 
Rev. Ileana Rosario invites you to worship with us!
For in-person worship, find us inside the church this morning at 10:30.
Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/vyV3fAhHRqA
or
Download from Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/492570719/79ada7f327

Greeting and Welcome

Prelude

Centering Words
Advent is a time to magnify the Lord, to proclaim the greatness of God and to rejoice in the presence of our savior who is worthy to be praised. Advent is the time to celebrate God’s love that came from heaven to us!
 
Call to Worship
Our souls magnify the Lord.
Our spirits rejoice in our Savior.
God has done great things for us.
Holy is his name.
God’s mercy is always near.
He lifts up the humble heart.
God’s love fills us up.
His grace renews our lives.
 
Opening Prayer
Almighty God, pour out your Spirit on us and fill our hearts with your goodness and love. Live in us that we may share your light for all to see. Overshadow us with your presence, that we might be share your blessing of love with the world. Amen.
 
Hymn
Angels from the Realms of Glory            UMH 220
 
Lightning of Advent Wreath
READER: We light the candles of peace, hope, joy, and trust, as our circle is complete. Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, that God may teach us the ways of peace, hope, joy, and trust.
Congregation: Gracious God, we seek you everywhere with expectant eyes that invite us to see love in the world today. Amen.

Joys and Concerns
Lord’s Prayer
 
Scripture reading
Luke 1:26-38 CEB
 
Hymn
Angels we Have Heard on High               UMH 238
                               
Prayer of Yearning
Savior God remember us with mercy, and shine upon us with your grace. Guide us to walk with the poor and the weak. Help us fill the hungry with our gifts. Help us lift the lowly with our compassion. Help us live according to your will. Amen.
 
Words of Assurance
Rejoice! Christ has come to redeem us from our sin!
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God!

Text
Luke 1:46-55 CEB
 
Sermon
“Let our hearts sing with joy!”    Rev. Ileana Rosario
                                                                                                               
Hymn
Joy to the world                  UMH 246
 
Benediction
We go rejoicing in God’s mercy.
We go remembering his power and love.
We go singing to the world of his amazing grace.

In accordance with the York River District,
our church office will be closed on 12/24-12/25 and 12/31-01/01. In case of an emergency, the pastor can be reached at (703) 867-4545. 


On Christmas Eve, we will offer two services:
Outside at 6pm and
Sanctuary at 7pm (please register)

Register for the 7:00 pm indoor service by contacting the church office at (804) 776-6250 or by e-mail at lumc@va.metrocast.net


 
Please remember those on our Prayer List in your prayers:

Lee Rosser
Family of Chris Waltrop
Patricia Ellis
Wes Holland
Carolyn Cox's Granddaughter Carlie

Raymond Benson
Family of Joe Nelson
Dalton Brownley's Grandson Randy
Family of Karen Parker

We pray for safe availability of COVID vaccine.
We give thanks for the beautiful Christmas tree & decorations at LUMC.

 
Help us to continue to be a place of worship and blessing for the community with our many programs, missions, worship services, and outreach.
Thank you for your faithful support!

Consider scheduling recurring electronic contributions.
To sign up, see our website: www.lowerumc.org

 
Last week's offering:
$3,910.00
Needed for weekly budget:
$4,130.00


Our offerings to date:
$181,691.64
2020 Budget:
$214,754.00

 
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