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Lower United Methodist Church

December 27th, 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/ZyHSid0fUSY
or
Download from Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/494506195/26194a113a

Greeting and Welcome
Prelude - 
We Three Kings

Centering Words
Sisters and brothers, as God’s children, we share a bond deeper than the sea. We belong to the family of God! As children of God, let us praise our Lord with joy!

Call to Worship
Rejoice, our Lord has come!
Let us sing for joy as we worship.
Rejoice, Christ presence is with us! 
Let us come as God’s children into his presence.
Rejoice, Christmas is here!
Let us celebrate the coming of Christ!
Rejoice, we belong to the family of God!
Let us give thanks for his salvation!

Opening Prayer
Light of the world, shine in our lives this day. Grant us to experience your presence as we gather to worship you. Fill us with your Spirit as we come before you with hope. Unite us in your love as we praise your name! Amen.

Hymn
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice    UMH 224

Joys and Concerns
Lord’s Prayer

Scripture reading
Luke 2:22-24, 39-40
    
Hymn
It came upon the Midnight clear   UMH 218

Prayer of Yearning
Lord, we yearn to turn to you, as we seek to grow in your wisdom and increase in your grace. When our hearts are unsure, give us joy. When we are tired of waiting, grant us patience. Strengthen our hope that we may live as heirs of your promise all the days of our lives. Amen.

Words of Assurance
As children of the living God, let us receive his forgiveness.
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God!


Text
Galatians 4:4-7

Sermon
“We belong to the family!”
Rev. Ileana Rosario

Hymn
Go, Tell It on the Mountain      UMH 251

Benediction
We go forth in peace, the peace of Christ.
We go forth with joy, the joy of the season.
We go forth with love, the love of God.
We go forth to serve, led by the Spirit of God!

Please remember those on our Prayer List in your prayers:

Family of Karen Parker
Lee Rosser
Raymond Benson
Family of Joe Nelson
Dalton Brownley's Grandson Randy
Adam Fleet
Tanya in Tennessee
Lee Holloway
Joe Buscher
David Taylor
Scottie
Curt Saunders' Brother
Tom Hollingsworth
Evelyn Beverley



 
To be eligible as a 2020 tax deduction, please get your donation checks for 2020 to the church office by 10AM January 4th.

Thank you for your generosity in helping us continue to be a place of worship and blessing for the community with our many programs, missions, worship services and outreach. 


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


 
Last week's offering:
$7,440.00
Needed for weekly budget:
$4,130.00


Our offerings to date:
$189,131.64
2020 Budget:
$214,754.00


 
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