The Pregnancy of Mary is connected to the promise of justice and joy in the readings this week.  Mary’s womb becomes a sacred space for the gestation of grace that moves into, and is transforming, the world.  We will ponder the spaces we inhabit at home, work, and community, asking whether they are feeding, nurturing, and reflecting the freedom and joy that is so desperately needed.  (Worship Design Studio)

“…the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” – Isaiah 35: 1-10

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Holy One has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed…” – Luke 1: 46b-55

 Dear friends joining us virtually, would you have a candle nearby and something to light with it, we will light the candle of Joy this week.  Join us as we worship God together.  May God bless you richly today and always.

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Bulletin Link


Worship Music Links

Sing We Now of Christmas
God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy


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Worship begins at 10:15 AM. Come early and pick up your hymnals. Fellowship follows worship. We have Children’s Godly Play School with enhanced safety and fun for your children. Everyone over age 2, please wear masks (for everyone’s safety and comfort).  We have masks available at the door!

Bulletins will not be handed out in person, you are welcome to bring your own printed bulletin, use your electronic devices, or follow along on the screen as we project the order of service.


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Meeting ID: 868 2447 3010
Passcode: 326043

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1(669) 900-6833

Meeting ID: 868 2447 3010
Passcode: 326043

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