Fourth Sunday of Advent Worship – December 20

If Mary’s body language is important to the Christmas story, the body language of the church must matter also. What is our body language to the world this season? Is it an angry glare? Is it a dismissive glance? Is it a perturbed grimace?

Pastor Jim

Welcome – Ally

Prelude – Stan

Opening Prayer – Ally

Lord’s Prayer – Evan Wilkinson

Hymn – “When God Is a Child”

Candle of Love – The Hopkins Family

Children’s Time – Carolyn, Yvonne, Children

Anthem – “Order My Steps” LABC Ensemble

OT Reading – Isaiah 9:2-7 Sydney Harris

NT Reading – Luke 1: 26-38 Kendall Harris

Sermon – “Body Language” Jim

Hymn – “Like A Child”

Presentation to Staff – LABC Moderator, Jesse Lucas

Response – Jim

Pastoral Prayer – Sandra

Anthem – “Where Is The Child?” LABC Ensemble

Farewell – Carolyn

Hymn – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” (Alternative Lyrics)

Advent Benediction – Bryce Dawkins

Postlude – Stan

Announcements

Join us for Bible Study this morning at 11:45. LABC ‘s Christmas Eve Service is at 5:45 Prelude/6:00 Service this Thursday evening. For Christmas Eve please have a candle – traditional, battery powered or virtual – to light. No Soup, But Study and Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study will meet at their regular times both this week and next.

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“The Annunciation” by Henry Ossawa Tanner, Philadelphia Museum of Art (1898)

Congratulations to Declan Brown and Dale Higson as they are married today, 12-20-20 at 12:20, near a beautiful County of San Diego beach.