Waiting With Those Who Came Before

Join us for this service via an on-line Zoom Meeting

As our Christian siblings move into Advent, we explore what we might learn from this season of waiting.

Share the Plate

  • Our Share the Plate this week is the new outdoor free food pantry at East High School. This project was initiated by students and the pantry was built by a student as part of his Eagle Scout project. Students and community members are welcome to take what they need. The pantry is along the 4th Street side of the building and painted in the school colors of purple and yellow. Our funds will be used to purchase food supplies.

    Community members are also welcome to donate canned items that are not expired. No glass and no items that contain nuts please. Donations should not be put directly into the pantry, but instead dropped off at the EHS Welcome Center, which is Door 2 on North Fourth Street.

As our Christian siblings move into Advent, we explore what we might learn from this season of waiting.


Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “We Shall Be Known” by MaMuse
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: #67 “We Sing Now Together”
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “Gratitude Name Game” with Rev. Karen
  • Hymn: #1040 “Hush”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Wait Like the World Is About to Turn” by Annie Gonzalez
  • Reflection: “Waiting with Those Who Came Before” with Rev. Karen
  • Offering: “How Long,” composed by Pepper Choplin
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #225 “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction
  • Postlude: “Canticle of the Turning” Rory Cooney