Fourth Sunday of Advent 12/20/2020

Happy Day! This Sunday, December 20th is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Join us online (facebook live) at 9:00 am or anytime thereafter on the website. You can find the bulletin for December 20 on our website as well as the recording of the service. The music is printed in the back. This Sunday is also the third of the month, so have juice/wine and crackers/bread handy for holy communion. Families with children are welcome to also join a separate facebook live event for Family Worship/Sunday School at 10am. Sunday School and youth families can see the correspondence from Ms. Julie for additional details. Join us online for the Longest Night worship service, for all who need some extra comfort and hope this holiday season. This will take place Monday, December 21st and will be live on facebook at 4:30. The service will be available afterwords on our website as well. Please share this with your loved ones, too. Christmas Eve will also be celebrated online with a worship service live at 3:30pm, with holy communion and a childrens' message. It too will be available on facebook and our website afterwords for viewing any time. Readings for Sunday 12/20: Lessons: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 and Luke 1:46b-55 Gospel: Luke 1:26-38

Music for Sunday 12/20: Opening Hymn: "Filled with Hope and Gratitude" Gospel Acclamation: "Mass: O Come Emmanuel" chorus Hymn of the Day: "My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness" ELW #251 Closing Hymn: "Joy To The World" ELW #267 Organist, Richard C, Claire H and Mary Kay B will provide music for this Sunday. Nancy S will read for us. Terra W is on live stream. Thank you to our worship leaders! About worship Sunday 12/20:

God keeps the promise made to David to give him an everlasting throne. The angel tells Mary that God will give David’s throne to her son Jesus. She is perplexed by Gabriel’s greeting and by the news of her coming pregnancy, but she is able still to say, “Count me in.” We who know that Jesus is called king only as he is executed still find it a mystery hard to fathom, but with Mary today we hear the news of what God is up to and say, “Count us in.” (sundaysandseasons)

Blessings, and have a good weekend, St. Peter's Lutheran Staff Click for the December Parish Visitor Please practice social distancing and mask wearing while gathering in person.



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