Worship in the Parking Lot

Worship in the Parking Lot

November 29, 2020

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I Believe

I believe in the sun, I believe in the sun,
even when, even when it’s not shining.
I believe in the sun, I believe in the sun,
even when, even when it’s not shining.
I believe in love, I believe in love, 
even when, even when I don’t feel it
I believe in love, I believe in love, 
even when, even when I don’t feel it.
I believe in God, I believe in God, 
even when, even when God is silent.

Anonymous Jewish poem
Mark A. Miller
©2012Choristers Guild 
All rights reserved.
One License A-722121

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Verse 1

Come Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free
From our fears and sins release us
Let us find our rest in Thee
Israel’s strength and consolation
Hope of all the earth Thou art
Dear desire of every nation
Joy of every longing heart

Verse 2

Born Thy people to deliver
Born a child and yet a King
Born to reign in us forever
Now Thy gracious Kingdom bring
By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone
By Thine all sufficient merit
Raise us to Thy glorious throne

CCLI Song # 31999
Charles Wesley | Rowland Hugh Prichard
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 129052


Isaiah 64:1-9 & Mark 13:24-37

Reader One:
 If ever there was a year we needed Advent, this is the year. We hardly know how to describe the year we have lived through. We hesitate to reflect on all the mess around us in 2020. All we know is that nothing seems right, nothing seems like it used to be, nothing. We need Advent!

The prophet Isaiah cried out for us, “O that you would tear open the heavens and come down … To make your name known … so that nations might tremble at your presence.” So tear through the mess, O Lord, and come down to us again. We long to be your people, a people of hope.

Reader One:
 We light this as a sign of our hope. Hope that you can meet us, even in the mess of our world. Hope that you still see us, though we feel we are lost in the rubble. Let this light be the guide that brings us to Emmanuel once more.

Rejoice…..rejoice…… Emmanuel…… shall come to Thee, O Israel.

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day 

Verse 1

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth goodwill to men

Verse 2

I thought how as the day had come
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th’unbroken song
Of peace on earth goodwill to men

Verse 3

And in despair I bowed my head
There is no peace on earth I said
For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth goodwill to men

Verse 4

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep
God is not dead nor doth He sleep
The wrong shall fail the right prevail
With peace on earth goodwill to men

CCLI Song # 109663
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | John Baptiste Calkin
© Words: Public Domain 
Music: Public Domain 
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 1290521

Genesis Opportunities

Still have your Commitment Card? Bring it or fill one out at this week’s outdoor service, or mail it to the office at:
Genesis UMC
Attn: Erica Mackey
850 High House Road
Cary, NC 27513
email: Finance@genesis-umc.org

Worship in the Parking Lot: 1st Sunday of Advent, November 29 @ 11:30 am
Let’s celebrate after worship!  Roasted & Toasted food truck will be available for you to purchase lunch, coffee, smoothies! Check out the menu:

Kingswood Christmas Break food drive Together, the Genesis family is providing food for 19 Kingswood families during Christmas break. We need your participation!  Sign up for items and bring to Genesis (room 105- go in @ playground door) or contact Michele Hundley to drop off at her home.  We need all items by Monday December 7th. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49acaa23a57-kingswood

Advent Candle Lighting: Assemble an Advent Wreath at home so that your family may participate in our Advent candle lighting during online worship services. The first Sunday of Advent is November 29.

Unleashed Sundays meets from 4-5 pm. 1st Sundays: All Access ZOOM with games and devotion. 2nd/3rd Sundays: small group ZOOMs. 4th Sunday: mission event in the church parking lot. Students are encouraged to wear a mask and physically distance. For details, email youth@genesis-umc.org

Genesis Prays next meeting will be held on Wednesday December 9.

Advent Studies

  • Seekers class: “A Christmas Carol: Book and Bible Study Guide” Sundays @ 10 am via ZOOM. Begins November 29. Contact seekers@genesis-umc.org
  • Ready to Launch class: “Who Needs Christmas?” by Andy Stanley. Thursdays @ 8:30 pm via ZOOM. Begins December 3. Contact readytolaunch@genesis-umc.org
  • SOH / Discipling class: “Advent” by Matt Chandler. Wednesdays @ 7 pm via ZOOM. Contact sohdiscipling@genesis-umc.org
  • LIFT class: “Everyday Advent” by Brenda Dost. Tuesdays @ 10 am via ZOOM. Contact lift@genesis-umc.org

Disciple 2, a 32 week examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. Meets Sundays @ 5 pm via ZOOM, January-December 2021 with a break in June-July. Sign up

Dorcas Food Pantry Volunteer on Saturdays. Shoppers do not enter the pantry. Sign up