Sermon and Worship For Sunday, November 29th
Dear Calvary Family:
May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you! God is everywhere, even online, and we can worship Him anywhere. This Sunday, December 6th, worship will be both online and onsite at Calvary Presbyterian Church. At the abbreviated service with communion at the church, face masks and social distancing (6 feet in all directions) are required, and we will not be doing any singing. Instead there will be a contemplative focus. For communion, Pastor Keith will lead from the table with Scripture as usual; however, we partake of the bread and wine privately (in the parking lot or at home) to further reduce the risk of disease transmission. After the service there will be a congregational meeting to elect ruling elders and at-large nominating committee members. The abbreviated online service this week (without communion) is for those who are unable to attend in person. Members who are unable to attend the congregational meeting in person may participate virtually by phone; contact Claudia Doudney for more details.
There will not be "Live Wire" sermon discussion this week. It might be a good day to give a phone call to someone you haven't talked to for a while.
The Advent candles, beautifully drawn by a Calvary member, are signs of the growing light of Christ who is coming again in all fullness into the darkness of our world. Until that great day, we watch and wait for Christ’s coming into the darkness of our world, lighting candles of hope, peace, joy, and love; and remembering the promises of God with prayer. On this, the second Sunday of Advent, we also light the candle of peace. As the angels announced to the shepherds on the hillside we embrace the promise of peace on earth, good will towards men. (The background image.)
“Benedictus” (K. Jenkins)
Sandy Huang, Piano
Jesus Christ, our Hope and our Peace. Let us worship Him during this silent contemplation. Come Lord Jesus, Come.
"Zechariah's Song" by
Sermon: “The Baptist’s Arrival, Part 2: The Birth”
Pastor Keith Cornfield
Reading: Luke 1:57-68
Benedictus (the Latin translation of Zechariah’s Song) from the Agenda Defunctorum by J.
Vasquez, sung by Capilla Peñaflorida
“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent” (arr. M. Hayes) S. Huang, Piano