Worshiping Together in Different Places–An online worship experience on the 2nd Sunday of Christmas (B)

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Haggai speaks to Zerubbabel and Joshua, son of Josedech; 1465; National Library of the Netherlands

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Seasonal Reflection        A Christmas Prayer for a Pandemic Year        Jess Proudfoot

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Welcome to Worship on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

During this time of worship you may wish to have a candle to light and to have bread and a beverage for communion — whatever you have available will be sufficient.

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Gathering Song        Awake, Awake, and Greet the New Morn        GA Virtual

“Love be our song and love our prayer
and love our endless story,
may God fill ev’ry day we share
and bring us at last into glory.

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Acknowledgement of Land

(An act towards reconciliation)

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GATHERING & EXPLORING

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Set apart your worship space by lighting a candle along with the video clip.  The light of the candle symbolizes the presence of the Holy wherever we are.

You can find all of the lectionary readings for Sunday, January 3, 2021 here: https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=58

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Welcome · Christ Candle · Scripture · Moment of Wonder · Sermon

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AFFIRMING

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Song for Reflection and Offering        All of Our Tomorrows       Sovereign Grace

“Come Living Way, our way make clear
Let perfect love drive out our fear
Be Thou our vision, now and here
And all of our tomorrows

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Offering

There are a number of ways to contribute financially when we are unable to attend worship in person:

• Make a one-time donation or manage ongoing, automatic giving on our secure website page: https://fccpuyallup.com/donate

• Use our mobile app to set up one-time or ongoing giving from your phone. Download the GivePlus app from the App Store or Google Play to your smartphone and then search for “First Christian Church” using our zip code, 98371.

• Send checks by mail to: First Christian Church, 623 9th Ave. SW, P.O. Box 516, Puyallup, WA  98371

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CELEBRATING & BLESSING

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During this video clip you are invited to share the elements of communion which you have set aside for this worship time.  Bread, crackers, juice, wine, or water–all are signs of Christ’s abiding presence with us.

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Prayers of the People · Communion

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Closing Benediction

May you be filled with
the wonder of Mary,
the obedience of Joseph,
the joy of the angels,
the eagerness of the shepherds,
the determination of the magi,
and the peace of the Christ child.
May Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit
bless you now and forever.
Amen.

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Closing Song        Be Thou My Vision
          Elysium Ensemble of the Sonoro Chorale Society featuring our own Sharol Cook

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

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Preacher: Rev. Ray Smith; Elders: Robin Crabb & Gretchen Mertes; Scripture: Katie Peterson; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People: Ric Rose

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