You are invited to the in-person Worship Service on Dec. 10 at 10 am. The bulletin for this Sunday is available for viewing HERE.
You can worship live on ZOOM by clicking the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9658816441 or Meeting ID: 965 881 6441
You can also watch Sunday services at your convenience by going to our website “watsonville1stumc.org” and click YouTube or Facebook. Each Sunday worship will be uploaded on Sunday afternoon for your viewing.
Second Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 10, 2023, 10 am
This Sunday is Sunday School with Joan!
First, children will be in worship. Following the Special Music,
the teacher, Joan Culbertson, will lead our children to the Nursery Room.
Lighting the Second Advent Candle The Flores Families
Children’s Time “A Christmas Story” Pastor John
Choir Anthem Prepare For The Coming of The Lord
Music by Lloyd Larson, Words based on Isaiah 40:3-4 and Laurentius Laurenti (1660-1722)
Message: The Magnificat, the Song of Mary Part 2) “A Prayer of Hungry Beggar” Rev. John Song
This is a continuation of the Advent series “The Magnificat, the Song of Mary” that continues to speak prophetically and powerfully for our time.
A Prayer of Hungry Beggar by Clarissa Pinkola Estés from
The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die
Refuse to fall down
If you cannot refuse to fall down,
refuse to stay down.
If you cannot refuse to stay down,
lift your heart toward heaven,
and like a hungry beggar,
ask that it be filled.
You may be pushed down.
You may be kept from rising.
But no one can keep you from lifting your heart
It is in the middle of misery
that so much becomes clear.
The one who says nothing good came of this,
is not yet listening.