Advent Midweek Worship
Hingham Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
December 9, 2020 7:30 pm
Prelude Steve Waynen
Welcome Rev. Dr. Peter Allen
Hymn: Come, O Long Expected Jesus
Come, O long expected Jesus, born to set all people free;
From our fears and sins release is; grant us your true liberty.
Israel’s strength and consolation, hope to all the earth impart;
Dear desire of every nation, enter every longing heart.
Born all people to deliver, born a child, you came to reign!
Born to rule on earth forever, come, be known to us again.
By your own eternal Spirit, come to claim us as your own;
By your all sufficient merit, let us share your cross and crown.
Scripture: Luke 1:68-79
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them.
He has raised up a mighty savior for us
in the house of his servant David,
as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us. Thus he has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors,
and has remembered his holy covenant,
the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham,
to grant us that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies,
might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness
before him all our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
to give knowledge of salvation to his people
by the forgiveness of their sins.
By the tender mercy of our God,
the dawn from on high will break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Message Daryl H Denelle, Ministry Intern
Prayer Rev. Peter Allen
Postlude Steve Waynen
Many thanks to Steve Waynen for providing music, Rev. Peter Allen for the welcome and prayer, Daryl Denelle for the message, and Nancy Hansberry for reading scripture.