Wesley UMC Worship from Dec. 27, 2020

Order of Worship:  1st Sunday of Christmastide

Welcome & Announcements

Gathering Music: “Carol of the Bells” – Jonelle Moore

Opening Carol:  #240 “Hark! the Herald Angles Sing” – led by Eric Brisson, Edie Davis, Norma Duden, Chris Jordan, Mary Stoltman, Melissa Wangen; trumpet – Christian Sveen

Call to Worship:  Rev. Carrie, Peter, Noah, and Nathan Binnie, Community UMC, Monticello

Song:  “Come and Worship” by Bebo Norman, Roots and Branches Band, Anoka

Opening Prayer:  Walt Carpenter

Scripture:  Isaiah 63:7-9 – Barb Rahn

Centering:  Rev. Cindy Gregorson, Director of Connectional Ministries


Reflection:  Rev. Susan Nienaber, Big Waters District Superintendent


Reflection:  Rev. Dan Johnson, Twin Cities District Superintendent

Song:  “Grace” by Jonathan McReynolds, Park Avenue UMC Worship Band, Minneapolis

Reflection:  Rev. Fred Vanderwerf, Southern Prairie District Superintendent


Reflection:  Rev. Laurie Kantonen, North Star District Superintendent

Song:  “Joy to the World” Hamline Church Children’s Choir, St. Paul

Reflection:  Rev. Cynthia Williams, River Valley District Superintendent


Prayers of the People and Song:  “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” Christ UMC, Maplewood

Song:  “Whole Heart” Roots and Branches Band, Anoka

Sending Forth:  Rev. Cindy Gregorson

Postlude:  “In the Deep Midwinter” – Jonelle Moore

For those of you with young children at home, click here for a children’s activity page tied to the 1st Sunday of Christmastide.