Worship Bulletin for December 16, 2018 — Cantata Sunday

SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 2018

Third Sun­day in Advent

PASTORAL GREETING

PRELUDE In dul­ci jubi­lo BWV 751 by J M Bach (?), attrib J S Bach      

A time to reflect and pre­pare to hear God while altar can­dles are lit

CHORAL INTROIT

We Shall Light a Thou­sand Can­dles by David Ras­bach

LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE 

By Suzanne, Charles Fair­banks with their chil­dren Owen and Elliana

Con­gre­ga­tion Sings:  #240 verse 1

Hark! The her­ald angels sing, Glo­ry to the new­born King; Peace on earth, and mer­cy mild, God and sin­ners rec­on­ciled!

Joy­ful, all ye nations, rise, Join the tri­umph of the skies; With angel­ic host pro­claim, Christ is born in Beth­le­hem!

GUIDED REFLECTION

Let us think about the peo­ple of the world and remind our­selves of all the dif­fer­ent kinds of per­sons for whom Jesus came. (pause) Let us think of per­sons close to us for whom the good news of Jesus is intend­ed. (pause) Let us remind our­selves that the love of Jesus is for our own fam­i­ly, too, and for each mem­ber of it.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

HYMN #240  vers­es 2&3 Hark! The Her­ald Angels Sing

(Chil­dren Dis­missed to Chris­t­ian Edu­ca­tion)

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS #204

Emmanuel, Emmanuel His name is called Emmanuel. God with us, revealed in us, His name is called Emmanuel.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA

God Came Near

The Mir­a­cle and Majesty of Christ­mas

By Tom Fet­tke & Max Luca­do

God Came Near: Over­ture

Advent Cel­e­bra­tion

Noth­ing Is Impos­si­ble With God,  SarahJo Elliott, alto solo

On This Holy Night

The Night Was Ordi­nary No More

A Child and Yet a King

Magi from the East

OFFERTORY The Christ­mas Gifts, Ethan Elliott, soloist

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS

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!

Light and Life, Kei­th Miller, bari­tone solo

PASTORAL PRAYER

SILENT PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN #203 Hail to the Lord’s Anoint­ed

BLESSING

SENDING Go Now in Peace by Don Besig

POSTLUDE In dul­ci jubi­lo BuxWV 197 by Diet­rich Bux­te­hude (chorale set­ting Samuel Schei­dt, 1650)

 

CANTATA PARTICIPANTS

Nar­ra­tors — Jack­ie & Bri­an Crispin

The Chan­cel Choir

Lisa Kissel­stein, flute

Alex Kan­tak, cel­lo  

Emery Lawrence & Zeke Gon­za­lez, per­cus­sion