For Behold Darkness Shall Cover the Earth/The People Who walked in Darkness

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Welcome to King of Glory! We are a multi-generational community that embraces diversity and

strives for all God’s people to feel welcomed and affirmed. We invite you to journey with us as we

worship, grow in faith, and serve in Jesus’ name.

*Indicates places you are invited to stand, if you are able.

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REL U DE For Behold Darkness Shall Cover the Earth/The People Who walked in Darkness— (From Messiah) - G.F. Handel

Mario Manzo, soloist; Diane Sauerbrunn, oboe; Greg Hamilton, cello

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent KOG Glory Ringers

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O God, we light the fourth candle of Advent: Love

We hear your angel Gabriel and witness the faith of Mary. Fill us with your grace and light. Mary was a young, strong, spiritual woman. Even though her life was not easy, she heard God's voice and said yes. Her song was a prayer that would uplift those who were downtrodden. Her lyrics shattered the proud and called the world to change. She would bear within her the promised child, Jesus, the Light of the World. This Advent, we respond to God's beckoning to us as well. Revealing God, visit us and fill us with your Spirit. Bring your good news to life within us. Give us courage to carry your light into the injustices and shadows of this world. Amen.

December 20, 2020

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8:00am & 10:00am

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YRIE Lord, Have Mercy, Christ Have Mercy

Kyrie eleison. You come in word and sacrament to strengthen us in holiness. Christe eleison.You will come in glory for salvation for your people.

God almighty have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us into everlasting life. Amen. People of God, hear this glad news:

by God’s endless grace

your sins are forgiven, and you are free— free from all that holds you back

and free to live in the peaceable realm of God. May you be strengthened in God’s love,  comforted by Christ’s peace,

and accompanied with the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Loving God, our spirits do rejoice in all your gracious acts towards us, most of all, the event we so look forward to—the wonderful and precious gift of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

We give thanks for the willingness of Mary to believe that the impossible could and would

happen. Help us to have a similar faith. Open our hearts and minds to believe that your promises can come to surprising fulfillment.

Show us how we can best serve you with mercy and in humility, empowering people to live lives of dignity and worth. Amen.

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E SSO N (10 :00 ) 1 Savior of the nations, come; virgin's son, make here your home. Marvel now, O heav'n and earth: God has chosen such a birth. 2 Not by human flesh and blood, but the mystic Breath of God, was the Word of God made flesh, fruit of woman, blossom fresh.

3 Wondrous birth—oh, wondrous child— from his throne, a virgin mild!

Very God, and Mary's son, eager now his race to run!

4 From God's heart the Savior speeds, back to God his pathway leads;

out to vanquish death's command, back to reign at God's right hand. 5 Now your manger, shining bright, hallows night with newborn light. Night cannot this light subdue; let our faith shine ever new.

6 Praise we sing to Christ the Lord, virgin's son, incarnate Word! To the holy Trinity

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The King Shall Come KOG Glory Ringers

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8 Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the Lord of hosts: I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep to be prince over my people Israel; 9 and I have been with you

wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. 10 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and evildoers shall afflict them no more, as formerly, 11 from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house. 16 Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me; your throne shall be established forever.

Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.

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Canticle of the Turning ELW 723

1 My soul cries out with a joyful shout that the God of my heart is great,

and my spirit sings of the wondrous things that you bring to the ones who wait.

You fixed your sight on your servant's plight, and my weakness you did not spurn,

so from east to west shall my name be blest. Could the world be about to turn?

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My heart shall sing of the day you bring. Let the fires of your justice burn.

Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near, and the world is about to turn.

2 Though I am small, my God, my all, you work great things in me,

and your mercy will last from the depths of the past to the end of the age to be.

Your very name puts the proud to shame, and to those who would for you yearn, you will show your might, put the strong to flight,for the world is about to turn.

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3 From the halls of pow'r to the fortress tow'r, not a stone will be left on stone. Let the king beware for your justice tears ev'ry tyrant from his throne.

The hungry poor shall weep no more, for the food they can never earn;

there are tables spread, ev'ry mouth be fed, for the world is about to turn.

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4 Though the nations rage from age to age, we remember who holds us fast:

God's mercy must deliver us

from the conqueror's crushing grasp. This saving word that our forebears heard is the promise which holds us bound,

till the spear and rod can be crushed by God, who is turning the world around.

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25 Now to God who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages 26 but is now disclosed, and through the prophetic writings is made known to all the Gentiles, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—27 to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever! Amen.

Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.

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26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob

forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. 36 And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

The gospel of the Lord. Thanks be to God 1 Unexpected and mysterious

is the gentle word of grace. Everloving and sustaining is the peace of God's embrace. If we falter in our courage

and we doubt what we have known, God is faithful to console us

as a mother tends her own. 2 In a momentary meeting of eternity and time,

Mary learned that she would carry both the mortal and divine.

Then she learned of God's compassion, of Elizabeth's great joy,

and she ran to greet the woman who would recognize her boy.

3 We are called to ponder myst'ry and await the coming Christ, to embody God's compassion for each fragile human life. God is with us in our longing to bring healing to the earth,

while we watch with joy and wonder for the promised Savior's birth.

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I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.

on the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

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Response: The Almighty has done great things for us! Holy is God’s Name.

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1 The angel Gabriel from heaven came,

with wings as drifted snow, with eyes as flame: "All hail to thee, O lowly maiden Mary,

most highly favored lady." Gloria!

2 "For know a blessed mother thou shalt be, all generations laud and honor thee;

thy son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold, most highly favored lady." Gloria!

3 Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head; "To me be as it pleaseth God," she said.

"My soul shall laud and magnify God's holy name." Most highly favored lady, Gloria! 4 Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ, was born in Bethlehem all on a Christmas morn, and Christian folk throughout the world will

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Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ,

whom you sent in the fullness of time to be a light to the nations. You scatter the proud in the imagination of their hearts

and have mercy on those who fear you from generation to generation. You put down the mighty from their thrones and exalt those of low degree. You fill the hungry with good things, and the rich you send empty away. Your own Son came among us as a servant

to be Emmanuel, your presence with us. He humbled himself in obedience to your will and freely accepted death on a cross.

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your Church,

delivered us from slavery to sin and death,

and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.

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In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying:

This cup is the new covenant in my blood,

shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.

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Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

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We practice open communion at King of Glory. If you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, please know you are welcome to commune with us. We believe it is our Lord’s invitation to which we respond, our Lord’s table around which we gather, our Lord’s gifts we receive.

When directed, please eat the wafer and drink from the cup in your individual communion cup. Gluten free wafers and grape juice are available. Please dispose of your communion cup in the baggie as you leave.

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The Creator of the stars bless your Advent waiting, the long-expected Savior fill you with love,

the unexpected Spirit guide your journey,  now and forever.

Amen.

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O ST LU DE Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 J.S. Bach

Heaven sent a child to save us light for all to see. Helpless baby mighty Savior holy mystery. Unto us a son is given born in Bethlehem. Lamb of God the Light of nations God in flesh became

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Watching waiting longing for the day When all people would glorify

The Name above all names

For the joy that lay before Him chose our agony. Jesus bore the wrath of Calvary Washing sinners clean. Our Messiah Christ our brother word of God in flesh. Loosed the chains that held us captive Broke the bonds of death

So we wait with expectation for His Advent here Bride of Christ God’s word proclaimed For all the world to hear

He will come in clouds descending At the trumpet sound

In the light of Christ our Savior Ev'ry knee will bow

Born in a manger dying on a tree

Rising Easter morning to set His people free We're watching waiting longing for the day When all nations will glorify

The Name above all names

4 O come, O Branch of Jesse, free your own from Satan's tyranny; from depths of hell your people save, and give them vict'ry o'er the grave. Refrain Refrain

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.

5 O come, O Key of David, come, and open wide our heav'nly home; make safe the way that leads on high, and close the path to misery. Refrain

6 O come, O Dayspring, come and cheer; O Sun of justice, now draw near.

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,

and death's dark shadow put to flight. Refrain 8 O come, O come, Emmanuel,

and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Refrain

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P a r t i c i p a n t s i n W o r s h i p Pastors: Paul Finley, Rachael Dales

David White Advent Wreath: (8:00), (10:00)

Vocal Ensemble: Clara White, Anna Smith, Meg Arredondo, Marilyn Lingwall, Jen Hebert, Gloria Askentowitz, Mario Manzo, Mason McDermaid, Bill Coghlan

Lectors: Rhonda Clauss (8:00), Cheryl Foster(10:00)

Tech Team: Justin Poirot, Jeff Dorn, Mark Berry, Keldon Carita C o p y r i g h t A c k n o w l e d g m e n t s

Hymns and Liturgy: Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW): sundaysandseasons.com License SAS011077 Bible Readings: New Revised Standard Version (NRSV): sundaysandseasons.com License SAS01107 Advent Wreath: https://www.ucc.org/worship_worship-ways_year-a_ace_advent-liturgy-for

Kyrie: Advent Gathering Rite - Brett C. Ballard ©2007 World Library Publications

“Advent Hymn” Rick Lee James | Ted Rastatter CCLI License # 2675152 The Great Thanksgiving for Advent, © 1992 UMPH. Used by permission.

RUUD Contributions—

Financial Gifts to Celebrate the Lives of Those We Love

IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF DICK LARGO from William Gustafson; Fred Shirley;

William Church; Mary Finkle; Robert Blome; Mary Ellen & Ron Koplitz; Jan & Lee

Montei; Carol & George Harris; Lorinda Erb; Vicki Hegebush; Cheryl Foster & Bill

Coghlan; Eric And Julie Hedlund

IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF RUTH SPENCER from Liz & Harold Booth

IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF HARRIET STEEGE from Jan & Lee Montei

IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF PAUL MARCHIONDA from Lorinda Erb; Vicki Hegebush

Ministers... All People of Christ’s Church

Senior Pastor ... Rev. Paul Finley ... pastorpaul@kogaz.org Assistant Pastor ... Rev. Rachael Dales ... rachaeld@kogaz.org Dir./Music & Organist ... David White ... davidw@kogaz.org Dir./Health Ministry ... Karen Hernandez ... karenh@kogaz.org Dir./Children & Family ... Karissa Finley... karissaf@kogaz.org Business Administrator .... Vicki Hegebush ... vickih@kogaz.org Membership ... Gina Bouk ... ginab@kogaz.org

Dir/Communications……….Jessica Robinson….………...jessicar@kogaz.org

Bookkeeper ... Keith Hyink ... keithh@kogaz.org Confirmation Coordinator . Christy Hegebush ... cahegebush@gmail.com Dir./Audio-Visual ... Justin Poirot ... justinpoirot@gmail.com Crossover (gr.5-6) ... Rachael Dales ... rachaeld@kogaz.org

Pastoral Intern ... ..Frederick Sibben ... ...Frederick@kogaz.org Preschool Director ... ...Cindy Stark ... ..preschool@kogaz.org

Building & Grounds ... ….Lee Montei…. ... ...info@kogaz.org

Cheryl Foster ... President ... cfoster@kogaz.org Keith Norgren, ... Vice-President ... knorgren@kogaz.org Mike Connors ... Treasurer ... mconnors@kogaz.org Leslie Davis, ... Secretary ... ldavis@kogaz.org

Members-At-Large:

Mark Berry... ... mberry@kogaz.org Valerie Grina ... ... vgrina@kogaz.org Larry Hellem ... ... lhellem@kogaz.org

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