SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019
Third Sunday in Advent
In dulci jubilo BuxWV 197 by Dietrich Buxtehude
We Shall Light a Thousand Candles by David Rasbach
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.”
Many: I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
One: You turned my wailing into dancing.
Many: You removed my discouragement and clothed me with joy.
One: That my heart may sing to you and not be silent.
Many: Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
One: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Many: Come into God’s house with singing, enter God’s courts with praise.
HYMN # 240 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
LIGHTING OF THE THIRD ADVENT WREATH CANDLE
9:30 am The Gloyd Family
11 am Marshall, Sara, Zachary, and Alexander Bailey
CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30 am)
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER
Pray to the Lord (Taize)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
PASSING THE PEACE
CHORUS #204 Emmanuel, Emmanuel
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, his name is called Emmanuel. God with us, revealed in us, his name is called Emmanuel.
A Thrill of Hope
by Joel Raney
Narrated by Jackie & Brian Crispin
Chamber Orchestra members: Kara Zimmerman, violin; Lisa Kisselstein, flute; Alex Kantak, cello; Zeke Gonzalez, percussion; and members of the Wesley Bell Ringers
Nancy B. James, conductor
A Thrill of Hope
Long Ago, Prophets Knew
Sing We Now of Christmas
The First Noel
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
A Gift of Love
Love Came Down at Christmas
Angels, from the Realms of Glory
Love, Divine, All Loves Excelling
Away in a Manger
The Gift of Love
A Prayer for Peace
Silent Night, Holy Night
Let There Be Peace on Earth (SarahJo Elliott, solo)
O Holy Night
A Song of Joy
Mary Had a Baby
Angels, We Have Heard on High
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Joy to the World
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
Still a Bach Christmas arr. by Jay Althouse — Nancy B. James, soprano & SarahJo Elliot, alto
PRESENTING OUR GIFTS
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
HYMN # 238 Angels We Have Heard on High
BENEDICTION RESPONSE Go Now In Peace by Don Besig
Go now in peace. Never be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true. Know He will guide you in all you do. Go now in love, and show you believe. Reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.
BLESSING AND SENDING
In dulci jubilo BWV 751 by J S Bach (attrib)