Home Worship – Advent 4 – December 20, 2020

This Sunday, December 20, is the 4th and final Sunday of Advent. We continue around the Advent wreath and light the candle of Love. You can use the attached Advent liturgy with your own wreath and follow along in the Family Worship video as another of our St. Andrew’s families lead us in lighting our fourth candle. The theme for this week is “God Restores Love.”

Our Home Worship service for this week will go live on YouTube at 10:30am. The service continues to be available by telephone for those without internet access.

Order of Service

Gathering Music

 Family Worship & Advent Liturgy: “God Restores Love” (available at 9:00am)

Home Worship Service

Prelude Song: “Glory (Let There Be Peace)”

Call to Worship – Psalm 89:1-4, 35-37, 52 (NRSV)

Opening Prayer

Hymn: “Good Christians All Rejoice” #141

Old Testament – Isaiah 9:2-7 (NIV)

Gospel Reading – Luke 1:26-38 (NIV)

Message – “Rescued and Restored”

Hymn: “Once in Royal David’s City” #166

Closing Prayer & Blessing


    • Christmas Eve Service: Due to the continued rise in new cases of COVID and Hamilton moving into lockdown, Christmas Eve service will be online only. Christmas Eve service will premier live on YouTube on December 24 at 4:00pm and be available at any time after that.
    • There will also be a Christmas Eve Zoom gathering at 7:00pm, where we can wish each other a ‘Merry Christmas’ and sing ‘Silent Night’ together (those without internet access will be able to call into our local teleconference number). To receive access to the Zoom call write to –revjohnread@gmail.com
    • 2020 Donations to St. Andrew’s: Please remember that all donations for the 2020 must be received at the church by Friday December 31,2020 in order to be included on 2020 tax receipts. Information on how to make a donation online, by e-transfer or by mail can be found here. Thank you again for your support throughout this challenging year.
    • Christmas Donations to Ancaster Community Services: In a normal year we donate a portion of our Christmas Offering to Ancaster Community Services. As we won’t be meeting in person please consider making a donation directly to ACS here – https://ancastercommunityservices.ca/