PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
December 13, 2020 - 10:00 AM Service3rd Sunday of Advent
Liturgical Color: Purple
""Restored"" by Rev. Ron Duvall
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|Pre-worship Music||Angels We Have Heard on High||Alex Danson|
|Gathering Song||God Welcomes All||Hymn #399|
|Welcoming||Rev. Ron Duvall|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace||Congregarion|
|Life of the Church||Elder Pauline Gregg|
Good Morning Palm Springs Presbyterian Church.
Today we celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Advent. And, as is our tradition we have beautiful Christmas poinsettias here on our altar. Several of them have been donated in memory of loved ones. Those that have been given in memory are shown on the screen. We are sure there will be more of you donating a poinsettia and we will be sure to include your name and your loved ones on our list.
BELOW ON SCREEN
(I am okay with Pauline reading the list below since there are not too many. I will leave that up to the two of you to decide what is best)
The following members and friends have graciously donated a Christmas Poinsettia for our Advent services:
Jim & Kay Chabot
In memory of our dear friend,Tom Kutras
In loving memory of my father, mother and brother; Stan, Nan and Roger
In loving memory of Dean & Bill Gregg
In loving memory of
Janie Sherman Currin
In loving memory of
Melvis & Grace Alpers
Ralph & Millie Schaefer
Peter & Margaret Metcalf
In loving memory of my husband, Bob Larsen
It is important to remind everyone that if planning to visit the church office, to please wear your masks and maintain social distancing while you are in the facility.
We would like to extend happy birthday to a very special lady, Ruth Ash. May God bless you, Ruth, throughout the year with good health and happiness.
|Prelude||Still, Still, Still||Alex Danson|
|Lighting of the Third Advent Candle||Elder Pauline Gregg|
Leader: We light the candle of hope and peace again as we remember that Christ will come again and bring us everlasting joy. Today we light the third candle which is the candle of love.
People: The third candle of Advent is the Candle of Love. Itû±
|Opening Hymn||O Come, O Come, Emmanuel||Hymn #88|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (Responsive)||Elder Pauline Gregg|
One: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;
All: according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
One: Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
All: and cleanse me from my sin.
One: For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
All: Against you, you alone, have I sinned
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Forgiveness (Responsive)||Elder Pauline Gregg|
One: God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
All; Indeed, God did not send the son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might saved through him.
|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|Praise Hymn||Joy to the World||Hymn #134|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer||Rev. Ron Duvall|
Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
|Anthem||Every Light That Shines at Christmas|
|Prayer for Illumination (Unison)||Elder Pauline Gregg|
|Psalter Lesson (Unison)||Psalm 126: 1-6||Elder Pauline Gregg|
|Hebrew Lesson||Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11||Elder Pauline Gregg|
|Song of Preparation||Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming||Hymn #129|
|Epistle Lesson||1 Thessalonians 5:16-24||Rev. Ron Duvall|
|Gospel Lesson||Luke 1:46b-55||Rev. Ron Duvall|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||"Restored"||Rev. Ron Duvall|
|In Response||Arise, Your Light Has Come!||Hymn #744|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.
Let us offer our lives to the Lord.
|Offertory||The First Noel||Alex Danson|
|Prayer of Dedication|
God of unending gifts, we praise you for your abundant goodness.
As you are generous, we want to be generous too.
May the gifts we bring extend your generosity into the world,
so that all people may be made whole by your goodness and grace. Amen.
|A Challenge to Go Forth||Rev. Ron Duvall|
|A Sending Song||Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates||Hymn #93|
|Benediction||Rev. Ron Duvall|