1.1.12 Worship Confessional

Today was both the first Sunday of Christmas and New Years Day – a unique fusion of liturgical and secular calendars. During our worship gathering we continued to press deeper into the mystery of the Incarnation through songs of the season, prayers, Scripture and by coming to the Table of the Lord. And in my message, taking cues from Simeon in Luke 2:25-27, I challenged our community to move into the new year with a resolve to be people “in the Spirit.” Guided by the Spirit, in 2012, what things should we stop doing, keep doing and start doing?

Question: How did you seize the opportunity the liturgical and secular calendars presented today? Did your worship continue with the season of Christmas or focus on the New Year?

If you are not familiar with spoken word artist, Amena Brown make sure you check out the video, Unlikely Situations. She has an amazing gift and her perspective on the Christmas story was a powerful element in our worship gathering this morning.

Here is our complete worship flow:

All God’s people— men and women, boys and girls:
Come and worship!
Shepherds, Magi, saints, and angels:
Come and worship! Come and worship!
All who need the Savior, all who long for comfort:
Come and worship, come and worship Christ, the newborn King!

  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (December Audio)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Video: Unlikely Situations (Amena Brown)
  • Message from Luke 2:21-40
  • What Child Is This
  • Communion

You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this weekend in worship at The Worship Community.

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Comments

  1. Oh, you did High Street Hymns! Awesome! I went to their concert/hymn-sing just before Christmas and it was great.
    I don’t know what my church did today regarding Christmas/New Year because I just got back on-island. Back in the saddle next week!
    Martha recently posted..Light and Life to All

  2. Hey Terry, beautiful worship set. Love this resolve – to be a people “in the Spirit”.

    We focused on the new year theme. I look forward to learning more from you this year! Rob
    Rob Still recently posted..How to Have An Effective Prayer Life

  3. I’m so happy that you did “Creator of the Stars of Night”! I saw High Street Hymns in concert/hymnsing just before Christmas and it was lots of fun.
    I don’t know what my church did in terms of Christmas/New Year this Sunday because we just got back on-island and I still had a substitute (who ordered me to stay home and deal with our jetlag). Excited to get back in the saddle after a month off though.
    Martha recently posted..Light and Life to All

  4. Oops, I’m sorry, feel free to delete one of those!
    Martha @ The Perspicacious Listener recently posted..Happy Epiphany

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