Worship service – December 5, 2021 – “Restore Us, O God: Peace”

During the second week of Advent we focus on peace. Our peace comes not from our own accomplishments, but from resting in God. True peace is found when there is harmony among people and justice for all. This Sunday, we also celebrate Holy Communion.

Our services are being held with in-person attendance at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.  Today’s service is provided below in its entirety in video format.

Our Scripture Reading is from Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 NRSV. This Psalm is a prayer from the Korahite tribe of Israel, who were brought back to their land after being taken away to Babylon. They describe how, in a time of peace, steadfast love and faithfulness are found together.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is the one true Church whose faith we support with our prayers, our presence, our giving, our witness and our service.
Our offering is given to the mission and ministry of MHUMC.  Remember our gifts come from us, as the people of God, for the work of God, to the Glory of God in the world.

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Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook
Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook

The message today from Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook is “Restore Us, O God: Peace.”

Today’s service includes Holy Communion.

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Credits and copyrights

  • “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” words by Edmund H. Sears, music by Richard Storrs Willis. Public domain.
  • “Toda la Tierra” Catalonian text by Alberto Taulé, English trans. by Gertrude C. Suppe, music by Alberto  Taule, harm. by Skinner Chávez-Melo. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House, harm. © 1988 Skinner Chávez-Melo.
  • “People, Look East” words by Eleanor Farjeon, music trad. French carol, harm. By Martin Shaw.  CCLI song #3011380, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Alleluia” words, music by Jerry Sinclair.  © 1972, 1978 Manna Music. CCLI song #16811, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “There’s a Song” words and music by Handt Hanson. © 1996 Changing Church Forum. CCLI song #2041825, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Bethlehem” words and music by Marilyn E. Thornton. © 1985 Marilyn E. Thornton.
  • “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” words by Thomas Ken, adapt. By  Gilbert H. Vieira, music from Geistliche Kirchengesäng, harm. By Ralph Vaughan Williams. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. CCLI song #3063266, CCLI License #2718708.
  • “Until Jesus Comes” words, music by Dean McIntyre.  © 1989 The General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church.
  • All other text on this page © The United Methodist Church of Morgan Hill.

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