Fourth Sunday of Advent


FOR December 20, 2020


Out of an abundance of care and caution, the people of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Moose Pass United Methodist Church, and Seward United Methodist Church continue to bring you an online worship experience.

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, with the theme of LOVE. Pastor Ben Bohart is providing the sermon today while Pastor Jim Doepken provides the prayers. We have several special Advent activities today. We have a lighting of the Advent candles followed by a song of response from Carolyn Roloff. Jamie and Raelene from the Lutheran VBS team are giving our children’s sermon. We have some beautiful music today from four different congregations.


—Blue Christmas Worship — Sunday night (Dec. 20) at 7 PM on the Seward/Moose Pass UMC Facebook Page (

—Please get your “candlelight photos” and your readings in by tonight, Sunday Dec. 20th. Editing Christmas Eve will start tonight.

—Christmas Eve Worship — 7 PM on the Seward/Moose Pass UMC Facebook Page (

—Next Sunday Worship — still at 10:30 BUT ON ZOOM. This will give your pastors, the “production team,” a one-week breather from collecting videos and putting them together. Plus, we’ll actually be able to see each other on the screen. Here is the link:


—Thank you to Rev. Elizabeth Schindler, Emily Cowgill, and Rev. David Valera for the song “Maybe” that begins our service as we “gather.”

—Thank you to Moriah Doepken and Jim Doepken for “O Come, Divine Messiah.”

—Thank you to Father Darryl Millette for letting us hear his beautiful version of “Creator of the Stars of Night.”

—Thank you to Lani Nelson and the people of Hillview UMC in Boise, Idaho for their version of “All Earth is Waiting” (one of Pastor Jim’s favorites).

—Thank you to Carolyn Roloff for singing “Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah”. Written by Wayne L. Wold. Copyright Fortress Press. Page 630 of the Lutheran Hymnal.

—Thank you to The Work of the People for their video “Birth Giver” with a poem from Kelly Ann Hall and music from The Brilliance.

—Thanks, as usual, to Sue McClure for pre-worship music that is provided as a separate video upload.

Worship will be “Premiered” on the Seward/Moose Pass UMC Facebook page at 10:30 AM but will thereafter be available on the Facebook Page and our YouTube Channel. You may also find Sue McClure’s pre-worship music there.

Seward/Moose Pass UMC CCLI License for Music & Streaming #11205680.

Seward/Moose Pass UMC One License for Music & Streaming # M-400610.

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