The theme for this week is Joy (Advent Week 3).
The scripture is Isaiah 61:10 and Luke 1:26-38
This week members of St. Mark's UMC in Sacramento present the Advent candle message and Bible reading; Sacramento Japanese members give the message and lead us in the Lord's Prayer; kid's get to sing or dance to "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing" and "Joy To The World"...and Mort gets to hear his heart beat! (listen to the very end to hear Pastor Rod's heart beat, too!)
Children's Worship is a free innovative online worship experience for children everywhere. The production is a collaborative effort sponsored by the United Methodist Churches of the Sacramento Pentecost Circuit.
The 15-20 minutes includes music, faith-based messages and special friends to meet--including talking animals and a puppet called “Mort” ... video clips come from around our church family in Northern California and Nevada. The series started May 31, 2020 and, given the COVID-19 restrictions, will be continuing into the new year.
The weekly worship video is posted, and the link sent to registered participants by 5:00 pm Fridays each week.
If you want to get the children online link, please sign up so we can send it to you weekly.Video contributions and monetary donations are welcome! If your church (or you) is willing to donate to this ministry, please send a check to First UMC, 2100 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 payable to First UMC, memo line: “Children’s Worship”.