Category Archives: Worship

Happy Epiphany!

Happy Epiphany! I’m excited because we actually have a worship service scheduled for Epiphany—the Wednesday evening Zoom Communion Service at 6 p.m. I get to use the Great Thanksgiving for Epiphany on Epiphany! This is a big deal for me as a liturgical nerd. If you want to join us, you can do so with the instructions below.

Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/93709987388?pwd=WTBpTTh0TEUrVTI0dzRlbXdvYU80UT09
Meeting ID: 937 0998 7388
Passcode: 67410

One Tap Mobile
+13462487799,,93709987388#,,,,,,0#,,67410# US (Houston)

Manually Dial In With a Touch-Tone Phone
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 937 0998 7388
Passcode: 67410

Online Worship for December 20, 2020

If you’re having trouble streaming our worship videos, you may want to simply download the entire video to your device and then play it. You can do so with this link. You can download a bulletin at abilenefirstumc.org/bulletin/.

The video above, from Saturday, December 19, 2020, follows the same order of worship that the Sunday, December 20, 2020 service will use. You can view (and download) this video and previous worship services on our Vimeo page at vimeo.com/abilenefirstumc.

Online Worship for December 13, 2020

If you’re having trouble streaming our worship videos, you may want to simply download the entire video to your device and then play it. You can do so with this link. You can download a bulletin at abilenefirstumc.org/bulletin/.

The video above, from Saturday, December 12, 2020, follows the same order of worship that the Sunday, December 13, 2020 service will use. You can view (and download) this video and previous worship services on our Vimeo page at vimeo.com/abilenefirstumc.

Christmas Eve Services

These plans have not been finalized yet, but I wanted to share with you what I’m thinking for Christmas Eve 2020. Because of the popularity of Christmas Eve services and the necessity of social distancing, I don’t see any way we can hold enough services in the sanctuary to accommodate everyone who would want to come. For that reason, I plan to have a complete Christmas Eve service available online for streaming. We won’t have a radio broadcast, but we can put it on audio CDs for those who don’t have access to the internet. The little handheld candles we use when singing “Silent Night” will be made available to the congregation for both pick-up and delivery.

I also know that this is one of the most meaningful worship services of the liturgical year for many of you. For that reason, those who are willing to brave the cold (maybe) and the dark of night (guaranteed) will be invited to join together in the East parking lot at 7:00 p.m. or 11:55 p.m. (there will be two services). There we’ll pass the light of Christ and sing “Silent Night” together (while wearing masks and social distancing).