Advent 3: JOY

Rev Dr Richard Chung

Rev Dr Richard Chung
December 13, 2020

Sharing Joy

Based on Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

     Prophet Isaiah declares Jubilee, “year of the Lord’s favour” to the Israelites. The Jubilee is a giant do-over; you get a second chance. Jesus goes deeper. For Jesus, it’s a do-over world, every day. He says to forgive seventy times seven – to forgive always. Jesus calls us to share joy to the world by living the life of do-overs, the life of forgiveness.

      Service Worship Order | December 13, 2020

Prelude: Trio on “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime, (Une Jeune Pucelle)”, arr. David Lasky

Welcoming & Call to Worship

Advent Candle Lighting

“Hope Is a Star” VU 7  (verse 3)

Hymn: “Hark the Glad Sound” VU 29

Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

Solo: “Still, Still, Still”      Austrian Carol, Rutter, Ehret

Sermon: Sharing Joy

Reflective Music: Meditation on “Once in Royal David’s City”, arr. David Lasky

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: “How Great Our Joy” Traditional German Carol, arr.: Jungst

Commissioning and Benediction

Benediction Response: “Jesus Came Bringing Us Hope” MV 33
Jesus came bringing us joy. (3 times)
Hallelujah forever more. (repeat whole piece)

Postlude: Two Variations on “Vom Himmel Hoch” (From Heaven Above to Earth I Come), Friedrich Wilhelm Zachau, J.G. Walther.


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