Sunday December 6, 2020 10 am

Communion Sunday

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Many ways to worship!

10:00 am - Worship Service on HCC's YouTube Channel:


10:00 am - Sermon on Pete's Facebook:

11:00 am - Virtual Fellowship Time via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 737 5647 1043 Passcode: HCC 

You can also view the bulletin by going to - Worship and Music, Bulletins and Announcements,


11:15 am Kids' Hot-Cocoa Hour

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 819 0957 2941

Passcode: 156979 

We hope you will enjoy the Children's message in the service!

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The service will remain on FaceBook and YouTube if you want to watch later.

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Hingham Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

Hingham, Massachusetts

An Open and Affirming Congregation


December 6, 2020

10 a.m.



Welcoming Covenant

In the name of God and Jesus Christ, the Hingham Congregational Church welcomes all who seek to know and worship God, and invites everyone to join in our mission through participation and leadership of the congregation.

As a community of faith, we take seriously the biblical call to love God and our neighbors as ourselves, and recognize that, although we are many members, we are one.

  We celebrate the uniqueness of everyone.

  We rejoice in our diversity of views and understandings of our shared faith.

  We affirm relationships based on love, commitment, and mutual respect.

  As is stated in our by-laws, we strive for righteousness, justice and peace.


It is with this spirit and the love of God that we openly welcome all persons, inclusive of every race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and inclusive of any others, to journey with us as we move forward with the work of this church in the world.



Sunday Morning Bulletin

Hingham Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

Second Sunday in Advent - Peace— Sacrament of Communion

December 6, 2020

10 a.m.



Prelude         Freu Dich Sehr "Rejoice Greatly"      Traditional Renaissance Carol




Introit                          Adagio - Benedetto Marcello -          Jane Kungie, Oboe


Lighting the Candle of Peace                                          The Rowan Family      


Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer                                                     Daryl Denelle

Prince of Peace, how holy is Your name. In this season of weary and difficult preparation, we practice so much patience. But, Holy Child, we are tired and lonely - the heaviness of this life brings us only worry, not Peace or calm. This Advent, make the true Peace that comes from Christ our touchstone, our Peace, and Salvation. We call out to You, Sweet God, give us some peace! Let us have Peace of mind, Peace of heart, and allow us the Peace that comes with the knowledge of Your presence. We humbly beseech You for Peace on this earth. Amen.


Our Father* who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.


*HCC recognizes the power of language, while also respecting traditional practices. We acknowledge a God that transcends all human ideas of genders, identities, and abilities. Please pray in whatever way is most comfortable to you.


Hymn                      Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn


Awake! awake, and greet the new morn, for

angels herald its dawning sing out your joy, for

Jesus is born, behold! the Child of our longing.

Comes as a baby weak and poor, to bring all hearts to-

gether, to open wide the heavenly door, and

lives now inside us forever.


To us, to all in sorrow and fear, Em-

manuel comes a singing, whose humble song is

quiet and near, yet fills the earth with its ringing.

Music to heal the broken soul and hymns of loving

kindness, the thunder of the anthems roll to

shatter all hate and injustice.


In deepest night Christ’s coming shall be, when

all the world is despairing, as morning light so

quiet and free, so warm and gentle and caring.

One with-out voice breaks forth in song, a lame one leaps in

wonder, the weak are raised above the strong, and

weapons are broken asunder.


Rejoice, rejoice, take heart in the night, though

Cold the winter and cheerless, the rising sun shall

crown you with light, be strong and loving and fearless;

Love be our song and love our prayer, and love, our endless

story, may God fill every day we share, and

bring us at last into glory.




Special Music                                Every Valley                           John Ness Beck


Scripture: Mark 1:1-8                                                                        Tricia Smock

The Proclamation of John the Baptist

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,

‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,

   who will prepare your way;

the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:

   “Prepare the way of the Lord,

   make his paths straight” ’,

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, ‘The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.’


Sermon                            The Wild Confessor                 Rev. Dr. Peter Allen


Sacrament of Communion

 Prayer of Thanksgiving (unison)

   Thank you, God, for life in the Spirit of Jesus; for love that cannot

   die; for peace the world cannot give; for joy in the company of

   friends; for the glory of creation; for the mission of justice you have

   made our own. Give us the gifts of this Holy meal: oneness of heart,

   love for neighbors, forgiveness of enemies, the will to serve every 

   day, and life that never ends. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen




Postlude             Von Himmel Hoch (From Heaven Above)       Garth Edmundson

                                             Janet Cappers, Organ  


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Many Thanks to the HCC staff, Steve Waynen, and Tracy Allen for making this service possible.

    Hingham Congregational Church Staff

        Church Office 366 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043  

     781-749-1276 Website: 


Rev. Dr. Peter Allen, Senior Pastor       Daryl H. Denelle, Ministry Intern                              

David Giessow, Director of Music         Dr. Eileen Hutchins, Organist  

Brett Anderson, Director of Technology        Wil Exantus, Facilities Manager           

Susanne Mullin, Office Administrator  

Please keep in 

          your prayers...


  • Sherry Schilb, facing surgery 
  • Pete Allen, whose father recently passed
  • Friends and family of George Irving Davis, who recently passed at the age of 103
  • Rosemary Arthur, whose sister, Liz, passed away recently
  • Stephanie Minister’s aunt, Gail Todd, recovering from surgery
  • Mike Collins, Jeff's Dad, struggling with health concerns
  • Brett Anderson, recovering from surgery
  • Ann Holmes, Priscilla Anderson’s mother
  • Al Carpenter 
  • Ryan Lamonde, prayers for peace and courage 
  • People in abusive households
  • All brave essential employees
  • Allan Bacon, Carolyn Antoine's brother
  • Peter Edson
  • Children and youth with atypical routines at this time, espe cially those with food insecurity 
  • Suzy Burba approved for ordination
  • Daryl Denelle, seeking ordination
  • All those affected by the coronavirus in the world.  


Deep peace of the running wave to you.

Deep peace of the flowing air to you.

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.

Deep peace of the shining stars to you.

Deep peace of the gentle night to you.

Moon and stars their healing light on you.

Deep peace of Christ,

of Christ the light of the world to you.

Deep peace of Christ to you.

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