IN WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
"Virtual Unrehearsed Christmas Pageant"
We retell the story of Jesus’ birth and of a God who wants to be with us and will do whatever it takes to reach us. You are invited to remember and to participate – once again – in the story of a God who is always and forever finding new ways of slipping into our world. Join us for a virtual Pageant complete with all the players, all the parts, all the Carols, and the joy of Jesus' arrival in our midst.

Prayer for This Sunday:
Restore us, O God, let your face shine on us. As you have lead Joseph, lead us. As you have restored those who have been broken by the cruelty of the world, restore us. As you have shined on our ancestors, shine on us, so that we may be saved. Amen.
Sunday Online Schedule
9:45 - 10:15 am - Guided Meditation w/ Sarah D
10:15 am - Gathering Time (say hello and get settled in)
10:30 am - Family Worship (children, reflections, music, prayers)
11:30 am - Virtual Coffee Hour (small group conversation)
UPCOMING EVENTS
Blue Christmas; The Longest Night
December 21 at 7:00 pm on Zoom
Gather virtually with beloved community to hold the darkness of the long winter nights and lament the losses of our hearts, Take solace in the serenity of sacred space, and be affirmed by the presence of the Holy and the hope of Love made flesh.

Find access at sanctuaryucc.org/virtual
MISSION AND MINISTRY
Reminder to Visioning Process Members
Have you had a chance to complete the discernment survey form following your prayer circle? Please be sure to share your response to your prayer circle as the Discernment Team plans the next stage of our congregational discernment.
(to begin after the holidays).
Leadership Circle Updates
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
Virtual Deacon-of-the-Month
Volunteer to be at the “Door” of our virtual worship (via the Zoom Chat) to greet, encourage, sign-up for news & access links, AND collect the community’s prayers.

Virtual Scripture Readers
Sign up to read and record the weeks bible passage (ahead of Sunday).

Virtual Musicians
Offer your voice or instrument or kazoo to make beautiful music with our music staff!
Sanctuary United Church of Christ 

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