The Worship of God | The Fourth Sunday of Advent | Cantata Sunday


Gathering

Music For Meditation

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly,  traditional Polish carol, arr. D. Labman

Organ Prelude

O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Prelude and Meditation, M. Corl

Chiming of the Hour

Setting the Table

Welcome Home

*Advent Candle Lighting

A Story of Being the Light          Rev. Ken Williams

One:         As the day begins to close, we enter into twilight, then darkness.

Many:    Each day as morning comes, we seek the light that brings us hope.

One:         Each day brings new opportunities for being God’s people in new ways.

Many:    And each day we claim God’s love through Jesus Christ so that we can be God’s people.

One:        We light this fourth candle of Advent seeking the light of Jesus that will guide us into tomorrow and tomorrow.

           Many:      We light this candle for the days ahead when we are called to be the light of Jesus
                              and love others in the ways of Jesus.

Music

Angels We Have Heard on High, J. Chadwick
Oliver Hood, cello with Doleen Hood, piano

*Morning Prayer

*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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Music

O Holy Night, traditional
Josh Carlisle

*Children’s Time

Music

Gesù Bambino (Infant Jesus) with O Come All Ye Faithful, P. Yon, F. Martens
Pat Hanley, recorder with David Labman, piano

Gospel Lesson

Luke 1:26-38

Music

The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came, Basque Carol
Sam Baker, organ

Gospel Lesson

Luke 1:46b-55

Music

Mighty Lord and King All Glorious from The Christmas Oratorio, J. S. Bach
Jack O’Leary

Giving Our Gifts to God

Music for Response

The First Noel, the Angel Did Say, traditional English carol, arr. D. Labman
David Labman, piano

Prayer of Dedication

Benediction

Postlude

Joy to the World, I. Watts, G. F. Handel, arr. J. Martin
David Labman and section leaders

Thank you to our musicians in today’s service including: Ella Torres, soprano; Danielle Romano, alto;
Josh Carlisle, tenor; Jack O’Leary, bass; Samuel Baker, organ; David Labman, piano, director.

Memorial and Honorary Poinsettias

Peter and Suzette Boulay, in memory of Susan Boulay
Ken Dodgson and family, in memory of Sally Lewis Dodgson
The McClellan Family, in honor of today’s health care professionals
Gina Pacala and family, in memory of Mr. E Griffin Strasenburgh Jr. and Rev. Leon Pacala
Tom and Betty Richards, in memory of Thomas and Mary Richards
The Richardson Family, in memory of Charles Porter
Ken, Peg, Erin, and Adam Williams, in memory of Brenda P. William
Nan “Nana” Wilson, in honor of Mia, Drew, Aria, Wes and Z