Sunday worship - 9:00 & 10:00 am 

Message:

Preparing the way

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 

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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

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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

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November 29th

 

Hello FPCL Family!

Praying for you and those dear to you as we celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow. On Sunday we will begin an Advent preaching series called enLIGHTened. It is a series that will explore Advent through the lenses of various lullabies and the assurances they offer to those who wait through long hours of darkness for the arrival of the light, both literally and metaphorically. 

Advent means “the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.” In the Christian tradition, Advent is the period of time when we prepare to celebrate the arrival of the Christ child, the birth of Jesus. 

Some questions to consider a you prepare for worship this week: 

  • How do you prepare for a highly-anticipated guest?
  • What do you do to make the guest feel special and valued? 
  • What do you arrange to make your time together meaningful? 
  • How might similar arrangements apply for Advent season? 

 

I look forward to worshipping with you on Sunday! 

With love, 

Denia :)

 

REMINDER: Pastor Steve will be hosting a Zoom “meet & greet” this Sunday at 11:00am (after the 10:00am service). If you have started joining us during this online season of worship or are new to our church community we would love for you to join us! You can access the meet & greet by using this link:

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This week's worship information:

Sermon Series: enLIGHTened

Sermon TitlePreparing the Way

  

Scripture readings —>

 

John 1:1-5, 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being that has come into being. In him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it… And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. 

Is. 9:2, 6-7 The people who walked in darkness
                  have seen a great light;
         those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
                  on them light has shined...
         For a child has been born for us, a son given to us;
                  authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named
                        Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
                        Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
                His authority shall grow continually,
                  and there shall be endless peace
         for the throne of David and his kingdom.
                  He will establish and uphold it
         with justice and with righteousness
                  from this time onward and forevermore.
         The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will do this. 

 

 
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November 29, 2020: FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT: Hope 

 

PRELUDE Let All Mortal Flesh - arr. JudithTreisback

Praise Bells w/ Cathryn Griggs, Director; CCLI 3906093 

WELCOME  

HYMN OF CELEBRATION: #9 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Vs. 1-3)

Vs. 1O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, 

That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear. 

Refrain:Rejoice! Rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel! 

Vs. 2O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer Our spirits by Thine adventhere;

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death’s dark shadows put to flight. 

Refrain 

Vs. 3O come, Desire of nations, bind All peoples in one heart andmind; 

Bid envy, strife, and discordcease; 

Fill the whole world with heaven’s peace. 

Refrain 

 

LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE OF HOPE

NEWS OF THE COMMUNITY

OFFERTORY  The Yearning - Craig Courtney/Susan Bentall Boersma

There is a yearning in hearts weighed down by ancient grief and centuries of sorrow. 

There is a yearning in hearts that in the darkness hide and in the shades of death abide, a yearning for tomorrow. 

There is a yearning for the promised One, the Firstborn of creation. 

There is a yearning for the Lord who visited His own, and by His death for sin atoned, to bring to us salvation. 

Refrain: Emmanuel, Emmanuel, within our hearts, the yearning. 

There is a yearning that fills the hearts of those who wait the day of His appearing. 

There is a yearning when all our sorrows areerasedand we shall see the One who placed within our hearts the yearning. 

Refrain x4 

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FIRST SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 9:2,6-7

HYMN OF PREPARATION: All Through the Night - arr'dDavid McCarthy

Vs. 1Sleep, my child, and peace attend thee all through the night. 

Guardian angels God will send thee all through the night. 

Soft the drowsy hours are creeping hill and dale in slumbersleeping; 

I, my loving vigil keeping, all through the night. 

Vs. 2While the moon her watch is keeping all through the night. 

While the weary world is sleeping all through the night. 

O’er thy spirit gently stealing visions of delight revealing breathes a pure and holy feeling, all through the night. 

Vs. 3Hark, a solemn bell is ringing clear through the night. 

Thou, my love, artheavn’wardwinging home through the night. 

Earthly dust from off thee shaken, soul immortal shalt thou waken 

with thy last dim journey taken, home through the night. 

SECOND SCRIPTURE READINGJohn 1:1-5, 14
 

SERMON SERIES: EnLIGHTened 

MESSAGE: Preparing the Way - Pastor Denia Segrest 

PASTORAL PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER 

HYMN OF DEDICATION:  #2 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (vs. 1 & 2)

Vs1.Come,Thoulong expected Jesus,Bornto set Thy peoplefree; 

From our fears and sins release us; Let us find our rest in Thee. 

Israel’s strength and consolation, Hope of all the earth Thouart; 

Dear desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart. 

Vs. 2Born Thy people to deliver, Born a child and yet a King, 

Born to reign in us forever, Now Thy gracious kingdombring. 

By Thine own eternal Spirit Rule in all our heartsalone; 

By Thine all-sufficient merit Raise us to Thy glorious throne. 

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE  Glory to God in the Highest - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

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