Hybrid Worship
19 December 2021
Good Morning - Welcome to Advent Hybrid Worship!

No matter who you are or how you participate (coming to the campus to joining online), YOU ARE WELCOME AND LOVED.

A special welcome to members of First Congregational Church Flagstaff who are joining us today via Zoom. It's a great day to be together.
We Covenant One With Another
Spiritual Formation
Spiritual Formation is on a holiday break this week and December 26. We will re-gather on January 2 for an Epiphany series on the life of Jesus. All are welcome!

Gathering Music and Prelude

Greeting and Announcements
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Call to Worship and Music Video -

Lighting the Fourth Advent Candle
One: We wait for light while there is darkness. We wait for brightness while we walk in gloom.
All: Arise, shine; for our light has come and the glory of the Source of Life has risen upon us.
One: Even when chaos seems to cover the earth, and thick darkness seems to descend on all the people.
All: The Source of Love will arise upon us, and nations shall come to the light of truth and justice.
One: We depend on the sun during the day and the moon at night, but the sun shall no longer be our light by day nor shall we depend on the brightness of the moon to give light to us by night.
All: For the Source of all light and love will be our everlasting light, and God will be our glory.

Singing Our Faith - O Come, All Ye Faithful

O come all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant.
O come ye o come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, Born the King of angels.
O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

Sing choirs of angels, Sing in exultation!
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above.
Glory to God, Glory in the highest!
O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

Yes Lord we greet Thee, Born this happy morning.
Jesus to Thee be the glory given.
Word of the Spirit now in flesh appearing.
O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord


Prayer for Opening and Closing
Closing our meditation time and moving into worship

Celebrations and Celebration Song -
Love Came Down at Christmas
Perceiving and Responding
Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Response -
I Am Sending You Light

I am sending you light
To heal you, to hold you.
I am sending you light
To hold you in love.

Repeat with the song leader; Used with permission © Melanie DeMore

Stewardship Moment and Offertory
Balancing Word and Deed
Word About Life - Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Sending Forth and Words for Mission
One: May the compassion of the cosmos, and the empathy of Earth, stir within you a consciousness of a spiritual force in nature that shares pain, heals hearts, and nurtures hope. 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.

Instrumental Postlude - The First Noel