This week's 30-minute worship comes on the third Sunday of Advent, the Sunday of Joy. Part of our DisciplesNet family, ministers Soriliz and Francisco Ramos, appear with their four lovely children, ages 8-13, to light the third advent candle. For our message, Rev. Dr. Audrey Borschel speaks from Isaiah 35:1-10, a passage about joy on the journey appropriately delivered by one whose very life and work continue to bring a song of joy to the world.
Our worship offers a time of communion led by Bob Shaw, and prayers by Blanche Hudson, Richard Propes, and Deb Phelps. Look for the companion video to this one, where Rev. Borschel speaks to children and teaches "The Joy Song."
Interesting Fact about this video: The Ramos family is originally from Puerto Rico, and Francisco and Soriliz are seminarians at Christian Theological Seminary. The children graciously left the year's first good snowfall and waning hours of daylight to come to DisciplesNet Center to light the advent candle (a new tradition to them).