Gathering and Praise

Greeting from Pastor Nick live at 9:30:

With the words of this Psalm, God calls you to worship him.

Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9 (NIV)

I will exalt you, my God the King;

I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Every day I will praise you

and extol your name for ever and ever.

The LORD is gracious and compassionate,

slow to anger and rich in love.

The LORD is good to all;

he has compassion on all he has made.

Pray this prayer:

Father in heaven, 

our hearts desire the warmth of your love, 

and our minds are searching for the light of your Word. 

Increase our longing for Christ, our Savior, 

and give us the strength to grow in love, 

so that when he arrives

he may find us rejoicing in his presence

and welcoming the light of his truth. 

We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Praise God with the words of this Advent song:

Confession and Assurance

Pray this prayer of confession:

God of love,

all year long we've tried to be strong,

yet you arrived in weakness. 

All season long we've been excited about Christmas presents, 

but you alone give us what lasts forever. 

Through the work of this Lord Jesus, 

who comes among us full of grace and truth, 

forgive us, heal us, correct us. 

May we be transformed by your love.


God gives you hope with these words:

John 3:16 (NIV)

For God so loved the world

that he gave his one and only Son, 

that whoever believes in him

shall not perish but have eternal life.


Give thanks to God with this song, and then listen as God teaches you from Matthew 25:31-46:


Share Prayer Requests

Pray that your lives would be an offering of love to God.

Remember also:

  • All those who are working in healthcare during this covid outbreak.
  • Janet VK's brother Gary who is recovering from a heart attack.
  • Marian (relative of Bill & Sandy L), whose husband died unexpectedly last week.
  • Rena (Andrea B's relative) whose brother died from covid complications.


You can contribute to the ministry of the church and this month's special offering

  • online: Give Now
  • or by mailing a check to PO Box 9339, Fresno, CA, 93791.

Praise God with this song: