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ORDER OF WORSHIP
|You are encouraged to prepare a piece of bread and juice and we will partake in Communion together.|
Second Sunday of Advent B
December 6, 2020
Hymn Sing: Shema Dizon
Welcome and Announcements: Richelle Himaya
Gathering Music: Aoibhin Davidson
Call to Worship: Richelle Himaya
Time with the Children
Scripture Reading: Karen Bowen
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a
Response to the Word
Karen: The Word of God for the People of God.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.
Advent Candle Lighting Service
Marilyn Ramkissoon: Isaiah 40:1-11
Our lists are long, even in this strange mess where we live these days. And we want to do it right, we want to be safe, but we want to be able to enjoy the season. We’ve got work to do to put right what has gone wrong, to heal what is broken, to mend the relationships, and to prepare for the company that will come.
Catherine Ramkissoon: The prophet Isaiah reminded us that there is work to be done. “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” When God comes in, then healing is to be found, but we need to make the way; we need to open the door into our lives.
So, we light these candles as a sign of our faith that the God we worship is not far from us and that we can clear the way for that God to come and dwell with us. We light these candles in faith that company is coming.
Grace Ingal will light two Advent Purple Candles.
Solo: Shema Dizon One Candle Is Lit (verse 2)
Come quickly, shalom, teach us how to prepare
for a gift that compels us with justice to care.
Our spirits are restless till sin and war cease.
One candle is lit for the reign of God’s peace.
Sermon: Rev. Fred Dizon
Text: Mark 1:1-8
Meditation: “Rejoice…Emmanuel Shall Come”
Special Music: Shema Dizon
Lord’s Prayer (recited)
The Offering: Richelle Himaya
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
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper: Rev. Fred Dizon
Invitation to the Table
Consecration and Participation
Prayer for the Bread: Amando Osias
Prayer for the Cup: Patty Gail Peaker
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.