WORSHIP ONLINE – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2020

TIME: 11:00 – 11:45 AM
VIA VIDEO OR PHONE CONFERENCE

Dear friends, 

 We invite you to join us Sunday morning for our worship service online. At 10:30am, you can join in for a time of fellowship. We will also use this time to ensure you are properly connected, before we begin our service at 11:00am. Please state your name at the beginning of logging in. We encourage you to forward this email to friends and family who may want to join our online service. The login information is updated each week.

The Ministerial Team and the Board of Elders/Administrative Board
Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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We will continue to provide the login information each week by e-mail/phone. If you, or someone you know, would like to join the distribution list, please click here or contact Rev. Ann Stainton at hillcrest@bellnet.ca or 416-433-7997.

ORDER OF WORSHIP

 You are encouraged to prepare a piece of bread and juice and we will partake in Communion together.

First Sunday of Advent B
November 29, 2020
 
Hymn Sing:  Shema Dizon
 
Welcome and Announcements:  Melissa Danguecan

Gathering Music: Erika Steffer

Call to Worship: Melissa Danguecan

Invocation

Scripture Reading: Michelle Chong
Mark 13:24-37
Response to the Word
Michelle: The Word of God for the People of God.

Congregation: Thanks be to God.

Advent Candle Lighting Service

John Ingal: Isaiah 64:1-9 

Grace Ingal: If ever there was a year, we needed Advent, this is the year. We hardly know how to describe the year we have lived through. We hesitate to reflect on all the mess around us in 2020. All we know is that nothing seems right, nothing seems like it used to be, nothing. We need Advent!
Grace Ingal: The prophet Isaiah cried out for us, “O that you would tear open the heavens and come down … To make your name known … so that nations might tremble at your presence.” So, tear through the mess, O Lord, and come down to us again. We long to be your people, a people of hope.
Grace Ingal: We light this first candle as a sign of our hope. Hope that you can meet us, even in the mess of our world. Hope that you still see us, though we feel we are lost in the rubble. Let this light be the guide that brings us to Emmanuel once more.

[Grace lights one of the purple candles]

Solo: Erika Steffer  One Candle Is Lit (verse 1)
Come surely, Lord Jesus, as dawn follows night,
our hearts long to greet you, as roses, the light.
Salvation, draw near us, our vision engage.
One candle is lit for the hope of the age.

Sermon: Rev. Dr. Joseph Driskill
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Meditation:  “You Are Not Lacking”  

Special Music:  Erika Steffer

Pastoral Prayer:  Rev. Dr. Joseph Driskill

Lord’s Prayer (recited)

The Offering: 
Invitation to Stewardship:
We invite you to continue with your tithes and offering through one of the options below. We know many of you are facing challenges due to COVID-19 and offer understanding for any decision you make.

1. Online through our page on Canada Helps
2. Mail a cheque to Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2 Vaughan Road, Toronto, ON M6G 2N1
3. Mail a cheque to Amando Osias, 29 Savona Drive, Etobicoke ON M8W 4T9

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper: Rev. Dr. Joseph Driskill

Invitation to the Table
Consecration and Participation
Prayer for the Bread: Carolyn Carruthers
Prayer for the Cup: Hubert Reece

Closing Prayer  

Dismissal: Shema Dizon“Go Now in Peace”
 
Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of ev’ry day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there, watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith and in love.
For tip sheets and the latest news on COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization’s website by clicking here. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public