Worship for Sunday, December 13, 2020 (Advent; Home 3)

For Sunday, December 13, Rev. Rebecca Voss of Wausau: First UMC preaches “Home Free,” based on Isaiah 61:14-8-11. Isaiah’s words are what Jesus uses to announce his ministry. During the pandemic our home may feel like prisons, but it’s also important to recognize that we are captives to sin. Christ proclaims the Good News of release! This is reason to rejoice. The third in our shared Advent/Christmas series, “Home for Christmas.”

The Marshall family lights the Advent wreath. Pastor Park and Eva Green explore the symbols of Christmas during the children’s moment. We welcome new members during our God Moment.

Sandy Koster, Ned Laughery, Kathy Bartel, and Renee Kastenschmidt lead hymns and special music at the 8:30a Classic service; Cory Groves provides a prelude and we get a preview of the cantata during the offering. Zoe & Melissa de Boer and Cathy Novy lead music and share special songs at the 11:00a Praise service.

Onalaska UMC worship services for this Sunday are available only by live stream on our YouTube channel. Please don’t come to church. Instead, stay at home and “praise in place!”

Here’s how to participate…

  • Download and print the worship slides so you can follow along… 8:30 Classic or 11:00 Praise (PDF).
  • Live stream worship at 8:30 and 10:30 from our YouTube channel.
  • During worship, text requests to 608-304-7214.
  • Give electronically, or contact the office to request mail-in giving envelopes.
  • YouTube Live Chat is available during the service. Say “hi” and let us know you’re worshipping with us! You must be logged in with a Gmail account on your device to use the chat feature.

If YouTube doesn’t work for you, contact our office (608-783-3380 or office@onalaskaumc.org) and we will mail you a copy of the worship slides and the sermon notes the week following.