Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service
for December 13, 2020 – Third Sunday of Advent
Welcome and Announcements
Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church’s online worship service!
If you prefer, you can view this service on our Worship Service Player. In the player, the service plays from start to finish without interruption. To try that version of the worship service, click HERE.
Trinity has returned to Indoor Worship with LIMITED seating at 10AM on Sundays. In addition to limited seating, there are several details you should know before attending. Please read about them in our Guide to Indoor Worship.
Please fill in your 2021 Stewardship Pledge Cards. If you need a new pledge card, please contact the church office for a replacement or print your own by clicking this link or the pledge card image. Once filled in, they may be turned in to the church or mailed to the church office. May God richly bless our generosity as we return to God a small portion of what He has given to us.
Trinity’s Bible Study is available online. Visit our website or Facebook page to view a video from Rev. Beebe. A new video will be released each week and will be available to watch whenever it is convenient for you. You can also ‘catch-up’ anytime at the Bible Study archive. To be included in our weekly email, simply subscribe to the website or join our Facebook group. Links to subscribe and join are at the bottom of our webpage.
Portions of the liturgy we use in the service are provided by Sanctified Art. Where used, they are identified with a superscript 2 (similar to this2). A copyright acknowledgment is at the bottom of this worship page.
There’s also a treat at the end in the Postlude. Please save it until the end!
Briefly, a word concerning the technical presentation of this service. If you are having difficulty reading the words, look for your web browser’s “Zoom” settings. The keystrokes are typically ‘Ctrl-Shift-+’ to increase the zoom or ‘Ctrl-Shift-(minus)’ to decrease the zoom. Other devices may have a different mechanism (‘finger pinch’), but most support zoom.
Although you could not be with us in-person today, we hope you will have a meaningful Sunday worship experience!
Please note the bulletin matches the order of service on this page, but there are additional items that may be of interest to you that are not included on this worship page.
Today’s service contains:
- Preparation for Worship
- Prelude “Mary Did You Know?” with “Silent Night”
- Call to Worship
- Hymn #106 “Prepare the Way, O Zion”
- Candle Lighting
- Prayer of Confession
- Declaration of Forgiveness
- Anthem “O Sing a Song of Bethlehem”
- The Road to Bethlehem
- Affirmation of Faith
- Prayers of the People
- The Lord’s Prayer
- Responsive Reading
- Prayer for Illumination
- Old Testament Reading
- Hymn #105 “People Look East”
- Gospel Lesson
- Meditation “Joy, Joy, Joy”
- Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
- Postlude “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
Preparation for Worship
Let us join together now and prepare for worship.
Prelude “Mary, Did You Know” with “Silent Night”
Call to Worship
Hymn #106 “Prepare the Way, O Zion”
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Forgiveness
I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
May the God of mercy, who forgives us all our sins, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the
power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.
Anthem “O Sing a Song of Bethlehem”
Handbell Choir: Martha Gioielli, Norma Rogero, Barbara Davis, Janet Schaaf, Marilyn Paris, and Liz Monaco. Directed by Lillian Warner.
arr. L. Warner
The Road to Bethlehem
Brooke Tucker, Director of Faith Formation.
Affirmation of Faith
Lay readers: Chloe Kaczmarek, Jack Kaczmarek, Addie Alred, Garrett Tucker, Jorgia Amerson, Zoe Alred, and Delia Burgos.
provided by: A Sanctified Art2
Prayers of the People
Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
The Lord’s Prayer
Prayer for Illumination
Old Testament Reading
Hymn #105 “People Look East”
Barbara Davis, Carol Corson, Kathy Link, Julie Pearson, Norma Rogero, Judith Spurrell, Lillian Warner, and Bob Wright. Accompanied by pianist Heasuk Che and flutist Jillian Koenig.
French Folk Melody
Meditation “Joy, Joy, Joy”
Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.
Please continue to give your offering.
You can click the image to the right or this link to give online now. At the online Giving site, select “2020 Pledge” as the Fund to fulfill your 2020 pledge or use another fund if you’re directing your gift elsewhere. Note, the church must pay a small processing fee to receive your contribution via online giving. Increasing your gift would help cover the cost of processing and would be greatly appreciated.
Postlude “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
The Service has Ended
May the Peace of Christ be with you!
Thank you for joining us online! We hope you will join us again as long as we need to be apart. We pray for the day when we can all meet again and worship God in the sanctuary and Trinity Presbyterian Church.
1 ALL COPYRIGHTS ACKNOWLEDGED
2 Prayer by Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org Cover Art: Design by Lauren Wright Pittman; Photography by Lisle Gwynn Garrity