*Entire service available on video HERE
Call To Worship
(Scripture to set a tone for worshipping the Lord):
As it is written: I have made you the father of many nations—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, the one who gives life to the dead and calls things into existence that do not exist. He believed, hoping against hope, so that he became the father of many nations according to what had been spoken: So will your descendants be.
Worship In Song
O Come All Ye Faithful
You Are My King (Amazing Love)
Great Are You Lord
The Reading Of God’s Word
Isaiah 43:1-7 (Hannah Nolan)
Now this is what the Lord says—
the one who created you, Jacob,
and the one who formed you, Israel—
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you,
and the rivers will not overwhelm you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be scorched,
and the flame will not burn you.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, and your Savior.
I have given Egypt as a ransom for you,
Cush and Seba in your place.
4 Because you are precious in my sight
and honored, and I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you
and nations instead of your life.
5 Do not fear, for I am with you;
I will bring your descendants from the east,
and gather you from the west.
6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back!’
Bring my sons from far away,
and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
7 everyone who bears my name
and is created for my glory.
I have formed them; indeed, I have made them.”
The Proclamation Of God’s Word
Love – Third Sunday Of Advent (Sean Nolan)
Songs Of Response
How He Loves Us
Hark The Herald, Angels Sing
Worship Through Giving:
Those who call Engage home are encouraged to worship through giving. In order to ensure minimal contact, those giving by cash or check are encouraged to drop in the bucket on the back table (not the garbage bucket) discreetly as they depart. To read more about what we believe about giving or to submit an offering online click HERE.
(also available on Venmo: @EngageAlbany)
Updates & Announcements
As COVID concerns are on the rise, please revisit our updated protocols on our social media channels and website.
1. Building Purchase: our offer on a building was accepted. Too early to get too excited, but please keep praying for the Lord’s will.
2. Going Digital: As we continue to navigate COVID, we’ll be going digital for a season. We still need a small team of volunteers to help with recording on Sunday mornings, if you want to serve in this way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org