Worship Bulletin for December 15, 2019

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019

Third Sun­day in Advent

GREETING

PRELUDE

In dul­ci jubi­lo BuxWV 197 by Diet­rich Bux­te­hude

CHORAL INTROIT

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.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA

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

Rejoice

Mary Had a Baby

Angels, We Have Heard on High

Hark! The Her­ald Angels Sing

Joy to the World

Good Chris­t­ian Friends, Rejoice

OFFERING

Still a Bach Christ­mas arr. by Jay Alt­house — Nan­cy B. James, sopra­no & SarahJo Elliot, alto

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS

DOXOLOGY

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

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

POSTLUDE 

In dul­ci jubi­lo BWV 751 by J S Bach (attrib)