Sermon Series: Advent-FULL: PEACE  MESSAGE: Led by a Child
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Message

November 21 Gratitude - Pastor Josh Jonas

November 14 Patient Faith - Pastor Steve Wilde

November 7 Keep the Fork - Pastor Steve Wilde

October 31 Together We Build For the Glory of God - Pastor Steve Wilde

 
Series: The Way

October 24 The Way Forward - Pastor Steve Wilde

October 17 Prepare the Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

October 10 In the Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

October 3 United Way - Pastor Josh Jonas

September 26 Finding Your Way (Back) - Pastor Denia Segrest

September 19 Losing Your Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

September 12 I am the WayPastor Steve Wilde

 

Message

September 5 Kingdom Multiplication - Pastor Steve Wilde

August 29 Community - Pastor Josh Jonas

August 22 No More Tears - Pastor Steve Wilde

 
SERIES: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION!

August 15 Who can separate us from the love of Christ? - Pastor Steve Wilde

August 8 What is your Name? - Pastor Denia Segrest

August 1 How Long? - Brie Johnson

July 25 What Are You Arguing About? - Pastor Steve Wilde

July 18 Do You Want to be Made Well? - Pastor Josh Jonas

July 11 Where do you get that living water? Pastor Steve Wilde

Message

November 21 Gratitude - Pastor Josh Jonas

November 14 Patient Faith - Pastor Steve Wilde

November 7 Keep the Fork - Pastor Steve Wilde

October 31  Together We Build For the Glory of God - Pastor Steve Wilde

 
Series: The Way

October 24 The Way Forward - Pastor Steve Wilde

October 17 Prepare the Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

October 10 In the Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

October 3 United Way - Pastor Josh Jonas

September 26  Finding Your Way (Back) - Pastor Denia Segrest

September 19 Losing Your Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

September 12 I am the Way - Pastor Steve Wilde

 

Message

September 5 Kingdom Multiplication - Pastor Steve Wilde

August 29 Community - Pastor Josh Jonas

August 22  No More Tears - Pastor Steve Wilde

 

SERIES: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION!

August 15 Who can separate us from the love of Christ? - Pastor Steve Wilde

August 8 What is your Name? - Pastor Denia Segrest

August 1 How Long? - Brie Johnson

July 25 What Are You Arguing About? - Pastor Steve Wilde

July 18 Do You Want to be Made Well? - Pastor Josh Jonas

July 11 Where do you get that living water? Pastor Steve Wilde

SERIES: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION!

July 4 Where Are You? - Pastor Denia Segrest

June 27 Don't You Care About Us? - Pastor Steve Wilde

June 20 Am I My Brother's Keeper?! - Pastor Steve Wilde

June 13 Why Did You Doubt? - Pastor Steve Wilde


SERIES: ENCORE!

June 6 Living By The Spirit - Pastor Josh Jonas

May 30 And Then A Miracle Happens - Pastor Denia Segrest

May 23 Ready, Set, Go! - Brie Johnson

May 16 Pulled Aside - Pastor Steve Wilde

May 9 Girl Power - Pastor Steve Wilde

May 2  A Reference Letter - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 25 All In! - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 18 Name Calling - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 11 It's Not Over - Pastor Josh Jonas

 

 

 

SERIES: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION!

July 4 Where Are You? - Pastor Denia Segrest

June 27 Don't You Care About Us? - Pastor Steve Wilde

June 20 Am I My Brother's Keeper?! - Pastor Steve Wilde

June 13 Why Did You Doubt? - Pastor Steve Wilde


SERIES: ENCORE!

June 6 Living By The Spirit - Pastor Josh Jonas

May 30 And Then A Miracle Happens - Pastor Denia Segrest

May 23 Ready, Set, Go! - Brie Johnson

May 16 Pulled Aside - Pastor Steve Wilde

May 9 Girl Power - Pastor Steve Wilde

May 2  A Reference Letter - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 25 All In! - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 18 Name Calling - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 11 It's Not Over - Pastor Josh Jonas

 

SERIES: THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION!

July 4 Where Are You? - Pastor Denia Segrest

June 20 Am I My Brother's Keeper? - Pastor Steve Wilde

June 13 Why Did You Doubt? - Pastor Steve Wilde


SERIES: ENCORE!

June 6 Living By The Spirit - Pastor Josh Jonas

May 30 And Then A Miracle Happens - Pastor Denia Segrest

May 23 Ready, Set, Go! - Brie Johnson

May 16 Pulled Aside - Pastor Steve Wilde

May 9 Girl Power - Pastor Steve Wilde

May 2 A Reference Letter - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 25 All In! - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 18 Name Calling - Pastor Steve Wilde

April 11 It's Not Over - Pastor Josh Jonas 

April 4 Getting Our Attention - Pastor Steve Wilde

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Music

contemporary-music
contemporary music

We enjoy celebrating Christ with a variety of music in worship, one of which is contemporary. The music is included throughout the year at various worship services 

bell-choirs
bell choir

Bells:  Praise bells, Youth bells and Celebration Chimes are groups who play at various worship services throughout the year

INTERESTED in how you can be involved? Email music director  cathy@fpcl.us

sanctuary-choir
Sanctuary Choir

Sanctuary choir sings at 10:00 a.m. worship service. The choir is open to all adults and high school students who wish to sing. 

INTERESTED in how you can be involved? Email music director  janet@fpcl.us

WORSHIP FOCUS

your faith journey with fpcl

SUNDAY,  NOVEMBER 28, 2021

Greetings.

Giving thanks will be the focus of many dinners and conversations this week. To be sure Thanksgiving is both a time of gratitude and reflection. I know that many of these conversations will be with family and friends and that many will be sitting around a table with an "empty chair" for the first time as you deal with the reality of loved ones who have died. In the midst of all of our circumstances God's promise is to love us and be present with us.

As hard as it is to believe…advent begins this 1st Sunday after Thanksgiving! Our theme for the Advent season is “Advent-FULL” – and it will be a theme that each week looks more deeply at the theme of our Advent Candles: Peace, Hope, Joy & Love. I am not saying anything controversial when I say that Christmas in our culture today has strayed in meaning and focus from that first celebration of Jesus’ birth and our intention is to consider/recapture the meaning of these themes that our foundational to the Christmas story as well as our faith.

I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.

 

Grace & Peace,
Steve

REMEMBERING the Rev John & Bonnie Turpin: Rev. Turpin was pastor here at FPCL from 1957-1969 and had a significant and faithful impact on our church as well as the larger community. They both died this past year and a memorial service to celebrate their lives will be taking place on Saturday, December 4th at 11:00am at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church. You are invited to attend in-person or online at: https://livestream.com/lopc


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Sermon Series: Advent-FULL: PEACE!

Sunday's Message: Led By a Child

Scripture:
Isaiah 11:1-6
A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear;
but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist, and faithfulness the belt around his loins.
The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.


Luke 1:68-79
‘Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them.
He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David,
as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us.
Thus he has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors, and has remembered his holy covenant,
the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham,
to grant us that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies,
might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins.
By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.’

 

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PRELUDE: Laudamus Te (Gloria) –arr. Antonio Vivaldi
Vocal Duet w/ Cathryn Griggs & Allison Martin-MBee (Ascap)

WELCOME: Pastor Steve Wilde

SONG: #9 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (ccli 31982)
Vs. 1 O come O come Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear
Chorus
Rejoice rejoice Emmanuel Shall come to thee O Israel
Vs. 2 O come Thou Dayspring come and cheer Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night And death's dark shadows put to flight
Vs. 3 O come Desire of nations bind All peoples in one heart and mind
Bid envy strife and quarrels cease Fill the whole world with heaven's peace

SONG: Build My Life (ccli #7070345)
Vs. 1 Worthy of ev’ry song we could ever sing  Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring 
Worthy of ev'ry breath we could ever breathe  We live for You
Vs. 2 Jesus the name above ev'ry other name Jesus the only one who could ever save 
Worthy of ev'ry breath we could ever breathe We live for You, We live for You
Chorus 
Holy there is no one like You There is none beside You 
Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are 
And fill me with Your heart And lead me in Your love to those around me
Bridge

 

PASTORAL PRAYER: Pastor Denia Segrest
I will build my life upon Your love 
It is a firm foundation 
I will put my trust in You alone 
And I will not be shaken

NEWS OF THE COMMUNITY: Pastor Steve Wilde

ANTHEM: I Hear the Prophet Callin’ - arr. Pepper Choplin;
Roger Marley, soloist (ccli 5245233)
I hear the prophet callin’ “Prepare the way of the Lord”
(Repeat 3x)
Come and make straight the way in the desert, A highway for our God.
Come and make straight the way in the desert, “Prepare the way of the Lord, prepare the way of the Lord. “
I hear Isaiah callin’ “Fear not, your God has come.” I hear Isaiah callin’ “Fear not, your God will come.”
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened.
The ears of the deaf will hear. And then the youth will shout for joy. The youth will shout for joy, shout for joy, shout for joy, shout for joy, there’ll be shouting for joy, there’ll be shouting for joy.And the desert will be joyful and blossom as a rose
And the desert will be joyful and blossom as a rose.We shall rejoice in joy and singing and see the glory of God.
We shall rejoice in joy and singing and see the glory of God, and see the glory of God.
I hear the prophet callin’ “Prepare the way of the Lord”
I hear the prophet callin’ “Prepare the way of the Lord,” “Prepare the ye way of the Lord.”

FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 1:68 - 79 Isabelle Hayes

SONG: #23 Angels We Have Heard on High (1 License 98688)
Vs. 1 Angels we have heard on high, Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply echoing their joyous strains.
Refrain Gloria in excelsis Deo; Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Vs. 3 Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee Christ, the Lord, the newborn King.
Refrain

SECOND SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 11:1-6

 

Sermon Series: Advent-FULL: PEACE  MESSAGE: Led by a Child

Brie Johnson, Director of Children, Student & Family Ministry


LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE OF PEACE


PASTORAL PRAYER: Pastor Denia Segrest


SONG: #13 Prepare the Way (1 License 48994)
Vs. 1 Prepare the way, O Zion, Your Christ is drawing near!
Let every hill and valley a level way appear.
Greet One who comes in glory, Foretold in sacred story,
Refrain: O blest is Christ that came In God’s most holy name.
Vs. 2 Christ brings God’s rule, O Zion; He comes from heaven above.
His rule is peace and freedom, And justice, truth, and love.
Lift high your praise resounding, For grace and joy abounding.
Refrain
Vs. 3 Fling wide your gates, O Zion; Your Savior’s rule embrace.
And tidings of salvation proclaim in every place.
All lands will bow rejoicing, Their adoration voice.
Refrain

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE: In Dulci Jubilo - arr. Jan Sanborn
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