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)