Trinity Presbyterian Church
Online Worship Service
for December 20, 2020 – Fourth 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.
Communion will be celebrated during this online service (and at the Vesper service). If you wish to participate, please have a small beverage and piece of bread available.
An Outdoor Vesper service will be held today, December 20th, at 4:00 p.m. Please join us for Christmas carols and Communion in the Trinity Courtyard.
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.
From the Finance Committee: the IRS requires that our financial books for 2020 be closed on December 31. Make sure any monetary offerings are postmarked by December 31 so it will be applied to your 2020 contribution statement. See this week’s bulletin for more information.
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.
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 “Rose of Bethlehem” with “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
- Call to Worship
- Hymn #121 “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
- Candle Lighting
- Prayer of Confession
- Declaration of Forgiveness
- Anthem “Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella”
- The Road to Bethlehem
- Affirmation of Faith
- Responsive Reading
- Prayer for Illumination
- Old Testament Reading
- Hymn #113 “Angels We Have Heard on High”
- Gospel Lesson
- Meditation “Hey, Fear Not”
- Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
- Congregational Response (Hymn #306)
- Postlude “Joy to the World”
Preparation for Worship
Let us join together now and prepare for worship.
Prelude “Rose of Bethlehem” with “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
Call to Worship
Hymn #121 “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
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 “Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella”
Handbell Choir: Martha Gioielli, Kathy Link, Janet Schaaf, Barbara Davis, 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: Madilyn May, Garrett Tucker, Addie Alred, Zoe Alred, and Delia Burgos.
provided by: A Sanctified Art2
Prayer for Illumination
Old Testament Reading
Hymn #113 “Angels We Have Heard on High”
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.
Meditation “Hey, Fear Not”
Rev Dr Jeffrey Beebe
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
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 “Joy to the World”
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