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
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