Worship Guide

Worship Guide

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Music: James Garcia
Host: Brian Morgan
Children’s Message: Lisa Harmon
Message: Bernard Bell

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit: Zechariah & Elizabeth
Luke 1:5-25

Welcome to PBCC
We are glad you joined us today!

We gather in worship to remind ourselves who God is, what he has done in Christ and what he is doing through his Spirit. Our desire is to praise God and receive afresh his Spirit in us, to affirm that we are family reconciled one to another and to be empowered to reach out to the world.

Call to Worship:  Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19 (NIV)

Hear us, Shepherd of Israel,
    you who lead Joseph like a flock.
You who sit enthroned between the cherubim,
    shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
Awaken your might;
    come and save us.

Restore us, O God;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

How long, Lord God Almighty,
    will your anger smolder
    against the prayers of your people?
You have fed them with the bread of tears;
    you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.
You have made us an object of derision to our neighbors,
    and our enemies mock us.

Restore us, God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.


17 
Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand,
    the son of man you have raised up for yourself.
18 Then we will not turn away from you;
    revive us, and we will call on your name.

19 Restore us, Lord God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

               

Songs

O Come O Come Emanuel (J. Neale)
King Of Glory (You Restore My Soul) (D. Leonard, L. Jordan, S. Garrard)
All To Us (J. Reeves, M. Redman, M. Maher, C. Tomlin) 


Announcements

VAM Art Exhibit
Help One Child
Missionary Christmas Gift

Next Sunday we will continue our Advent Series with Brian Morgan


Children’s Message

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 64:1-12 (NIV)

Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
    that the mountains would tremble before you!
As when fire sets twigs ablaze
    and causes water to boil,
come down to make your name known to your enemies
    and cause the nations to quake before you!
For when you did awesome things that we did not expect,
    you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.
Since ancient times no one has heard,
    no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,
    who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
You come to the help of those who gladly do right,
    who remember your ways.
But when we continued to sin against them,
    you were angry.
    How then can we be saved?
All of us have become like one who is unclean,
    and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,
    and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
No one calls on your name
    or strives to lay hold of you;
for you have hidden your face from us
    and have given us over to our sins.

Yet you, Lord, are our Father.
    We are the clay, you are the potter;
    we are all the work of your hand.
Do not be angry beyond measure, Lord;
    do not remember our sins forever.
Oh, look on us, we pray,
    for we are all your people.
10 Your sacred cities have become a wasteland;
    even Zion is a wasteland, Jerusalem a desolation.
11 Our holy and glorious temple, where our ancestors praised you,
    has been burned with fire,
    and all that we treasured lies in ruins.
12 After all this, Lord, will you hold yourself back?
    Will you keep silent and punish us beyond measure?

Offertory

Come Down O Love Divine (B. da Siena, R. Littledale,  F. Ortega)

Scripture Text: Luke 1:5-25

In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.

Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, he was chosen by lot,according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. 10 And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside.

11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. 13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. 16 He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

18 Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.”

19 The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. 20 And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.”

21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. 22 When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak.

23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home. 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. 25 “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.”


Closing Song

Before The Throne Of God Above (C. Bancroft, V. Cook)


Active Duty Medical Professionals
(not necessarily working with COVID-19 patients)

Albert L, Allison B, Allie H, Bryan G, Camille S.
Charles O, Christina T, Christine A, Daniel H, Hung E,
Jonathan W, Juliana H, Kier E, Kevin H, Lizzy M, Lydia J,
Maddy M, Michael T, Michelle C, Nate K,
Ron J, Roz N, Teresa T.

Praise & Prayer Requests

Praise God for…

  1. the PBCC family. You have stood by me throughout the illness and passing of my daughter, supporting me through prayer, cards, calls and gifts. You are the hands and feet of Jesus. Thank you.

Please pray for . . .

  1. me, that I have no uterine cancer and no ovarian cancer, and for peace with any medical tests since the COVID infections are high around my hospital.
Financial Report
September 2020receiveddisbursedgain/(loss)
General Fund$125,346$190,897 ($65,551)
General Fund 12 month average$179,430$177,332$2,098