Like many congregations, Faith has a long tradition of a service of scripture and song in the weeks before Christmas. Of course, like many congregations, this year the COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to reimagine how that service would take shape in new ways. Setting aside the usual festive tone, we centered upon a more contemplative Advent theme. Using two lesser-used Advent texts from the Hebrew scriptures as our guide, alongside soloists and small group handbell ensembles, Brandi, Michael (our extremely talented Director of Music) and I crafted a worship service that corresponds to the traditional weekly themes of the Advent season: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.
A video archive of all of Faith's worship services can be found on the church website, but I'm also embedding Sunday's service here.
In addition to the pre-recorded video worship services, Faith has also begun to regather for limited in-person worship services on Sunday mornings, with one service at 10:30am. For more information about Faith's Regathering Guidelines and to make reservations for worship services, visit the church website.
(I encourage you to watch the entire service, but our sermon in scripture and song begins at the 18:15 mark.)
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