Worship for December 27, 2020
Welcome to Zoom Worship. We are grateful for the ability to gather safely. We are grateful for one another.

Merry Christmas!
Special Worship Opportunities
UCC National Setting Christmas Pageant:
premiering on YouTube at 8:00 am
Southwest Conference Christmas Worship:
offered by SWC Members in Discernment
premiering on Facebook at 9:00 am
We Worship Together
Transition Music ~ Festive Folk Playlist

Worship Begins ~ 11:00 am

Welcome ~ Pastor Ken

Musical Call to Worship ~ Shared by Forrest and Carol
"We Three Kings"
Giving and Stewardship
We give to the national offering The Christmas Fund the Sunday after Christmas. This fund provides financial assistance to retired and low income United Church of Christ clergy. The December 24 financial update ('Heidi's Corner') can be found here.
Listening and Learning
Word About Life for Today ~ Rev. Ken Heintzelman
Isaiah 61:10 - 62:3

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch. The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give. You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

Discussion Questions
  • What is the meaning of your name?
  • A name is how we are known. What do you want to be known for?
  • What is our new name for 2021?

Words for Mission ~ Pastor Ken
One: Christmas is here! May our community be moved to hope and service. These are the times.
All: We are the people.
One: All of Creation is blessed.
All: May we love all and serve all.
One: May God be with you.
All: And also with you.
One: Amen.
All: Amen.