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Worship Service – December 27, 2020


There are two ways of accessing the video files.  First, the entire worship service is downloadable as one file.  Or, each part of the worship service is downloadable at their corresponding Vimeo page.  Look for the “Download” button below the video, to the right.

For technical questions about this worship service, contact James J. Kang (, Director of Communications and Innovation.

A) Entire Worship ServiceCLICK HERE

This is the complete worship service which includes a worship leader at the beginning and throughout the worship service.  Please note that it can be a large file size to download.

B) Parts of the Worship Service

  1. Prelude – Original Music by Jimmy Patton + Adam Ferrara (Vista UMC)
  2. Silent Meditation
  3. Prayer of Invocation – Pastor Ruben Torres (Escondido UMC)
  4. Opening Song – “Some Children See Him” – Performed by Michael Morgan (San Diego First UMC)
  5. Call to Worship – Rev. Moonyoung Lee, Hawaii District Superintendent
  6. Scripture – Psalm 148 – Rev. Mark Nakagawa, West District Superintendent
  7. Reflection – Rev. Ken Walden (Holman UMC)
  8. Prayers for the Community – Rev. Melissa Mackinnon, East District Superintendent
  9. Special Music – Music and Lyrics by Paul Tangonan and John Farley – Performed by Rev. Paul Tangonan (Crescenta Valley UMC)
  10. Scripture – Galatians 4:4-7 – Rev. Jim Powell, North District Superintendent
  11. Reflection – Rev. Trudy Robinson (San Diego First UMC)
  12. Special Music – Performed by Pastors Monalisa (Cal-Pac Young People’s Coordinator, Trinity UMC of Pomona) & Langi Lolohea (San Dimas UMC, Wesley UMC of Riverside) – How Great Thou Art – CCLI Song Select #14181, How Great is our God – CCLI Song Select #4348399, CCLI Streaming License #20647138, CCLI Copyright License #11628102
  13. Prayer of Confession and Lord’s Prayer – Erin Hawkins, Cal-Pac Executive Director of Connectional Ministries
  14. Scripture – Luke 2:22-40 – Rev. John Farley, South District Superintendent
  15. Special Music – “The Lord is My Light” (1897) – Performed by Rev. Son Pom Ye (Borrego Springs UMC)
  16. Reflection – Bishop Grant J. Hagiya
  17. Song of Praise – “Start a Fire” – Performed by Faith Devotion Band (Faith UMC of Torrance)
  18. Affirmation of Faith -“An Affirmation of Faith: For the Self-Exiled During the COVID-19 Pandemic” – By Glory E. Dharmaraj, Ph.D. (Published on UM Insight, March 25, 2020, Used with permission)
  19. Benediction and Sending – Bishop Grant J. Hagiya
  20. Postlude – Improvisation of “I Saw Three Ships” – Performed by Aaron Shows (Pasadena First UMC)

Other Materials

Order of Worship (not a bulletin)

Manuscripts/Transcripts of Reflections