Order of Worship December 27, 2020
Updated: Jun 22, 2022
UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
December 27, 2020 * 1st Sunday After Christmas
Christmas Blessings to you! You are invited to use the following prayers & order of worship as we lift our hearts to God together from our respective homes!
Call To Worship (in unison)
May none of God’s wonderful works keep silence,
night or morning.
the depths of the seas,
sources of rushing rivers;
may all these break into song
as we sing to Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
May all the angels in the heavens reply
Amen! Amen! Amen!
Power, praise, honor, eternal glory to God,
the only giver of grace.
Amen! Amen! Amen! (anon.)
Song of Centering Becky Messer
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time Kevin Watkins
Scripture Reading in Japanese Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Miwa and Nanami Jones
Sermon “Note To My Future Self” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Reflection “Great Is Your Faithfulness” NCNC-UCC Annual Gathering Choir
You are invited to continue your spiritual practice of giving to the church. Please either mail your offering to the church (136 N. Villa Ave., Clovis, CA 93612) or try our online giving option (LINK HERE). Thank you!
Doxology Youth Band
Joys and Concerns & Time of Prayer
You are invited to share your joys and concerns with one another using our usual format:
Person lifting the prayer: “O God of Mercy;” everyone’s response: “This is our prayer.”
After you share your joys and concerns, go around the circle and offer prayer, praying freely or using this format:
“God, I thank you for…” and “God, I ask for…”
You are invited to close together with The Lord’s Prayer.
* Please join in our Zoom Fellowship & Prayer meeting at 11:30 am
Meeting ID: 892 8141 6160
Or call: +1 669 900 6833
* Sunday School will have a vacation until January 8th.
* If you or your kids would like to contribute to our virtual worship by music, painting, photos, recipes, or anything, please contact Rev. Rae: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go Now in Peace Becky Messer
Worship Resource: (anon.) Call To Worship (originally a hymn), written by an anonymous Christian author sometime during the 3rd and 6th centuries https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2015/10/call-to-worship-amen-amen-amen.html
Isaiah 61:10 - 62:3
10I 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. 11For 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.
62For 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. 2The 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. 3You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.