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December 13, 2020

Simeon: The Joy of Salvation

Preacher:
Passage: Isaiah 61:10-11, Isaiah 62:1-3, Luke 2:25-35
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Sunday, December 13th – Advent Candle of Joy

 

Musical Prelude

We Praise God!

Welcome                                                                                                      Rev Megan Penfold

Sharing the Peace of Christ:

Peace before us, Peace behind us, Peace under our feet.

Peace within us, Peace above us, may all around us be peace.

The peace of Christ be with you.

 

Praise: Joy to the World” #153 (Vrs 1,2,4)

1) Joy to the world! the Lord is come: let earth receive its King;

let every heart prepare him room and heaven and nature sing,

and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

2) Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns: let us our songs employ,

while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains repeat the sounding joy,

repeat the sounding joy, repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

4) He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove

the glories of his righteousness and wonders of his love,

and wonders of his love, and wonders, wonders of his love.

 

Praise: “Good Christians, All Rejoice” #141 (Vrs 1,2,3)

1) Good Christians, all rejoice with heart and soul and voice;

now give heed to what we say: Jesus Christ is born today,

ox and ass before him bow, and he is in the manger now.

Christ is born today; Christ is born today.

2) Good Christians, all rejoice with heart and soul and voice;

now you hear of endless bliss: Jesus Christ was born for this.

He has opened heaven’s door, and we are blest forevermore.

Christ was born for this; Christ was born for this.

3) Good Christians, all rejoice with heart and soul and voice;

now you need not fear the grave: Jesus Christ was born to save,

calls you one and calls you all to gain the everlasting hall.

Christ was born to save; Christ was born to save.

 

Call to Worship:

One: In this time of worship, we remember that God is with us.

All: God is with us in joy and in sorrow.

One: In Jesus Christ, God reshapes the past, the present and our future.

All: We wait with God for something new to emerge.

One: In this time of worship, we await the birth of Jesus.

All: We wait with hope, preparing to rejoice in Jesus’ name.

Lighting of the Advent Candle of Joy

 

Special Music – “Still the Greatest Story Ever Told”  Bev

 

Morning Prayer (with the Lord’s Prayer)

 

Praise: “I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy”

1) I’ve got that joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart, down in my heart, down in my heart

I’ve got that joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart, down in my heart to stay.

And I’m so happy, so very happy; I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.

And I’m so happy, so very happy; I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.

2) I’ve got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus, down in my heart, down in my heart,

down in my heart.

I’ve got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus, down in my heart, down in my heart to stay.

And I’m so happy, so very happy; I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.

And I’m so happy, so very happy; I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.

3) I’ve got the peace that passes understanding down in my heart, down in my heart,

down in my heart.

I’ve got the peace that passes understanding down in my heart, down in my heart to stay.

And I’m so happy, so very happy; I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.

And I’m so happy, so very happy; I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.

 

Children’s Story – “Jumping for Joy”

 

We Hear God! : Isaiah 61:10-11, Isaiah 62:1-3, Luke 2:25-35

 

Message: “Simeon: The Joy of Salvation”    Rev. Megan Penfold

 

Praise: “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing”  #139 (Vrs. 1,2,3)

1) Hark the Herald Angels sing, glory to the new-born King.

Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.

Joyful all ye nations rise; join the triumph of the skies;

With angelic host proclaim, Christ was born in Bethlehem!

Hark, the Herald Angels sing, glory to the new-born King.

2) Christ by highest heaven adored, Christ the everlasting Lord,

Late in time behold him come, offspring of a virgin’s womb.

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see! Hail the incarnate deity!

Pleased on earth with us to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel.

Hark, the Herald Angels sing, glory to the new-born King.

3) Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail the sun of righteousness!

Light and life to all he brings, risen with healing in his wings.

Mild, he lays his glory by, born that we no more may die,

Born to raise the lost of earth, born to give us second birth.

Hark, the Herald Angels sing, glory to the new-born King.

 

We Serve God and One Another!

 

Prayers for Caring and Concerns

 

Offering Prayer

 

Praise: “Hope is a Star” Hymn #119 (Vrs 3)

3) Joy is a song that welcomes the dawn, telling the world that the Saviour is born.

Refrain: When God is a child there’s joy in our song.

The last shall be first and the weak shall be strong, and none shall be afraid.

 

Going Out with Hope

Benediction

 

Parting Music: “May the Light of God”

1) May the light of God shine on us today. May the light of God shine on us today.

May it show us where to travel, lead us back if we should stray:

May the light of God shine on us today.

2) May the love of God live in us today. May the love of God live in us today.

May the warmth we feel within us show in all we do and say.

May the love of God live in us today.

3) May the peace of God be with us today. May the peace of God be with us today.

May it guide us and protect us as we go our separate ways.

May the peace of God be with us, may the love of God live in us,

May the light of God shine on us today, and every day!

Postlude: “May the Light of God” (Reprise)

 

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