Bulletin for Dec. 6

We are glad to have you wor­ship with us!

Chil­dren are always wel­come in wor­ship; activ­i­ty bags are avail­able at the sanc­tu­ary entrances.

Dur­ing the 9:30 a.m. wor­ship, we offer a nurs­ery for infants and tod­dlers, and

Dis­cov­ery Zone for pre‑K to 12th grade fol­low­ing a Chil­dren’s Mes­sage.

Hear­ing devices and LARGE PRINT bul­letins are avail­able; our ush­ers are hap­py to assist you.

Please silence all devices dur­ing wor­ship. (*) indi­cates please stand, as you are able.

Sun­day, Decem­ber 6, 2015

WELCOME

PRELUDE                   Nun komm, der Hei­den Hei­land a 2 Clav e Ped  BWV 659

Johann Sebas­t­ian Bach

CHORAL INTROIT                                Wait for the Lord   (Taize Com­mu­ni­ty) 

LIGHTING OF THE SECOND CANDLE OF ADVENT

RESPONSE (Vs. 1 & 3, see insert)   We Light the Advent Can­dle

OUR COMMON PRAYER (uni­son)

Mighty God, we find you in the most unlike­ly places: as a child in a sta­ble, on a cross, and in an emp­ty tomb. Give us ears to hear, and eyes to watch, even in the unlike­ly cor­ners of our lives, that we may know your pres­ence in our midst and grow in your like­ness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

*HYMN OF PRAISE No. 238     Angels We Have Heard on High

SPECIAL MUSIC             He Is Born, the Holy Child (from Veg­gie Tales)             Spir­it Singers

CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30)

*Chil­dren are dis­missed to the Dis­cov­ery Zone after sacra­ment of Bap­tism

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (11:00)

Pene­lope Amelia Soli­ni daugh­ter of Paul and Robin Soli­ni

   Con­gre­ga­tion­al Response No. 35, 37

CONGREGATIONAL  CALL TO PRAYER No. 204    Emmanuel, Emmanuel

Emmanuel, Emmanuel, O hear our prayer, Emmanuel

God with us, revealed in us, O hear our prayer, Emmanuel.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

ANTHEM                                   Emmanuel to Thee We Sing                        Chan­cel Choir

Text by Paul Gerhardt(1650), Music by John Puri­foy

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES TO GOD (please sign the atten­dance reg­is­ter)

Nun komm, der Hei­den Hei­land BuxWV211 — Diet­rich Bux­te­hude

*PRESENTING OUR GIFTS  O Come Let us Adore Him!

O Come, let us adore Him! O Come, Let us adore Him, 

O Come, Let us adore Him Christ the Lord! 

For He alone is wor­thy! For He alone is wor­thy! 

For He alone is wor­thy. Christ the Lord!

*CELEBRATING OUR FELLOWSHIP (Shar­ing Christ’s peace)

 

*FELLOWSHIP CHORUS No. 2224 (FWS)  Make Us One

*HYMN OF PREPARATION No. 384 Love Divine all, Loves Excelling

 

THE WRITTEN WORD                  Matthew 1:18–21

THE SPOKEN WORD                                                                          Rev. Ali­son Schmied

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH No. 240 Hark the Her­ald Angels Sing

*THE SENDING                     Go Now in Peace

 

POSTLUDE          Nun komm, der Hei­den Hei­land in organo pleno  BWV 661

Johann Sebas­t­ian Bach

Join us in Fel­low­ship Hall for fel­low­ship and refresh­ments fol­low­ing wor­ship