SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 2018
Third Sunday in Advent
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
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!
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.
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.
God Came Near
The Miracle and Majesty of Christmas
By Tom Fettke & Max Lucado
God Came Near: Overture
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
SILENT PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN #203 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
SENDING Go Now in Peace by Don Besig
POSTLUDE In dulci jubilo BuxWV 197 by Dietrich Buxtehude (chorale setting Samuel Scheidt, 1650)
Narrators — Jackie & Brian Crispin
The Chancel Choir
Lisa Kisselstein, flute
Alex Kantak, cello
Emery Lawrence & Zeke Gonzalez, percussion