Wesley Chapel UMC Fairfield

Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world

SUNDAY MESSAGE December 20, 2020

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP and message, “The Virgin Mary” from Luke 1:26-38, in the comfort and safety of your home this Sunday. If you’d like to participate in the lighting of the Advent candles, please gather a candle to celebrate the Fourth 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 may see the message on YouTube.

Greeting and Announcements

Opening Prayer (in unison)
O Holy God of Promise, We so often place our trust in the things we can see, and touch, and easily believe. But you did not ask us to believe what is easy, you have asked us to believe what is true! Forgive us, Holy One, when we doubt the ways you work. Forgive us when we find it hard to believe an ancient story. Help us to look in faith and set aside our doubts that you sent your Son, born of a virgin – to come in your love, to set us free. We offer these prayers in the name of your Son, Emmanuel, God with us.  Amen.

 Lighting the Advent Candles: O Come, O Come Emmanuel (#211, Vs. 4)
O come, thou Root of Jesse’s tree,
An ensign of thy people be;
Before thee rulers silent fall;
All peoples on thy mercy call.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Scripture         Luke 1:26-38

Message          The Virgin Mary

Benediction

Announcements

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

  • Weather permitting, Wesley Chapel will host a brief, in-person, outdoor Christmas Eve service in the church yard on December 24 at 6 PM.
  • Those who have the need may park in the church yard to worship in their vehicles. Attendees may bring a chair or choose to stand.
  • Battery-operated candles will be provided.
  • Invitation bags will be given to neighbors to participate with us; in the church yard, in their own yards or on their own porches.
  • Rouzerville United Methodist Church will record a service, which will be available on-line as soon as they are able to post it.
  • So whether you feel comfortable to come in person or prefer a more physically-distanced experience, invite your family and friends to be spiritually connected and celebrate the birth of Christ!

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 & oatmeal. You can leave items between our church doors, bring them to worship on Sunday 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!

We also continue a monthly collection for the Blue Ridge Help Hotline (Food Bank).

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