Wesley Chapel UMC Fairfield

Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world

SUNDAY MESSAGE December 6, 2020

Posted by on Dec 5, 2020

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP and message, “Prepare the Way of the Lord” from 2 Peter 3:8-15a, in the comfort and safety of your own home this Sunday. Please gather your Communion elements and a candle to celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent with us.
 
Visit our Facebook page at about 9:25 AM for a music video to prepare ourselves for worship, then the message at 9:30 AM and another music video to help us reflect on the message. You many also go to YouTube.
 
Greeting and Announcements
 
Opening Prayer (in unison)
Holy and Eternal God,
We long for your peace, and trust in your promise; we hear your call to turn toward you, to change our lives and welcome you in.
Meet us here and fill our minds with your wisdom and our hearts with your peace,
that our worship together may open us to the challenge of your dream of wholeness for all. In the Name of the One who is coming, we pray.  Amen.
 
Lighting the Advent Candles – O Come, O Come Emmanuel (#211, Vs. 2)
O come, thou Wisdom from on high,
and order all things far and nigh;
To us the path of knowledge show
And cause us in her ways to go.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
 
Scripture         2 Peter 3:8-15a

Message          Prepare the Way of the Lord
 
Prayer of Confession  (in unison)
Holy and loving God,
We have entered the season in which Your Light has been given to the world, but we have dwelt in darkness and preferred it to the light; we have been proud of our accomplishments and despaired over our shortcomings.
Your blessings have been poured out on the world, and yet all we can think about is our own problems, Smooth down the mountains of our pride, and lift up the valleys of our doubts. Open a path in the wilderness of our lives that we might find our way to you again. Refine us and prepare us once again for life in your kingdom. Amen
 
Words of Assurance
Hear the Good News. The love of God is always offered to us, freely, joyfully, for all eternity. Rejoice, dear friends, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
 
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. All glory to God, Amen

Holy Communion

Benediction

Announcements

Ruth’s Harvest Fairfield is in need of the following items; all in individual serving sizes: animal crackers, pears, carrots, Pop Tarts, cereal, Ramen noodles, macaroni and cheese, Peanut Butter To-Go and oatmeal/

You can leave items between our church doors, or drop them at the Carroll Valley Borough Office in the box as you go in the front doors.  Thank you in advance for offering to help!

CHRISTMAS OUTREACH PROJECT A Summer Food family is in need of help to make Christmas a little brighter. Today is the last Sunday for the collection of funds, gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Weis Markets, etc.) or presents for a Mom and her 12-year old daughter. The daughter enjoys camouflaged items, rabbits and drawing. She wears a women’s size 10 shoe and Junior size 5 pants and large tops. Socks, snacks and candy would also be nice surprises for them. Please see Missy (717.321.0169) if you have any questions.

Other Collections Include:

1) New socks to be distributed at Christmas;

2) Monthly collection for the Blue Ridge Food Bank and,

3) Monthly collection for Ruth’s Harvest.

4) Collection of winter scarves, hats and gloves collection for the December 20 Fairfield Food Pantry pick-up.  Donations can be dropped off inside the back door of the Fairfield Mennonite Church, 201 West Main St., Fairfield.

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