*Entire service available on video HERE
Worship In Song
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
The Reading Of God’s Word
Isaiah 35 (Victoria Dillman)
The wilderness and the dry land will be glad;
the desert will rejoice and blossom like a wildflower.[a]
2 It will blossom abundantly
and will also rejoice with joy and singing.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
the splendor of Carmel and Sharon.
They will see the glory of the Lord,
the splendor of our God.
3 Strengthen the weak hands,
steady the shaking knees!
4 Say to the cowardly:
“Be strong; do not fear!
Here is your God; vengeance is coming.
God’s retribution is coming; he will save you.”
5 Then the eyes of the blind will be opened,
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
6 Then the lame will leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the mute will sing for joy,
for water will gush in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert;
7 the parched ground will become a pool,
and the thirsty land, springs.
In the haunt of jackals, in their lairs,
there will be grass, reeds, and papyrus.
8 A road will be there and a way;
it will be called the Holy Way.
The unclean will not travel on it,
but it will be for the one who walks the path.
Fools will not wander on it.
9 There will be no lion there,
and no vicious beast will go up on it;
they will not be found there.
But the redeemed will walk on it,
10 and the ransomed of the Lord will return
and come to Zion with singing,
crowned with unending joy.
Joy and gladness will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee.
The Proclamation Of God’s Word
Joy – Fourth Sunday Of Advent (Sean Nolan)
Song Of Response
Joy To The World
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