God's Open House

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Worship Service Livestream

Call to Worship

One:    You know what time it is. It is now the moment for you to wake from sleep.
All:      The night is far gone, the day is near. 
One:    For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed
All:      The night is far gone, the day is near.
One:    So let us lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light
All:      The night is far gone, the day is near.
One:    Let us watch and wait for the coming of the morning.

Scripture – Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the good news[a] of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.[b]

As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,[c]

“See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,[d]
    who will prepare your way;
the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
    ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
    make his paths straight,’”

John the baptizer appeared[e] in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with[f] water; but he will baptize you with[g] the Holy Spirit.”