Welcome to our Online Worship. Today is the Third Sunday of the Season of Advent. The theme for today is "Finding Joy in Our Discouragements." Joy is evident throughout the biblical story of Christmas, but it is not without some difficulties, pain, and discouragement---even disgrace. Mary and Elizabeth go through some hard times, but are able to find joy even in the midst of their difficult circumstances. May God be blessed as we worship him today.
Call to Worship
O God, you have called us to be people of joy. You came into this world to be our joy and to make our joy complete. You are our joy. Help us to rejoice in you and your presence in our lives as we worship you today. Amen.
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Joy to the World
(You Are My Joy)
Finding Joy in Life's Discouragements
Luke 1:5-24, 26-56
Joy Has Dawned
Advent Prayer for Joy
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Be people of joy. Let joy live in your heart and share the joy of Christ with all you meet. Share joy by seeing the good in each other. Share joy by remembering good times and hoping for good times to come. Share joy by praying for our world. In this Advent season, we need to see, feel, and share joy. As you go out into the wonder of God’s creations, share the joy, peace, and hope of Christ with those you meet. Amen.