Friday, December 14, 2012

Overflowing with a Pleasing Theme

I am truly anticipating our celebration of the incarnation of the Son this Lord's Day. The choir has prepared a sacrifice of skillful praise, and this will be a program in which we can all participate with heart and soul and voice. I urge you to come this Lord's Day with a heart ready to overflow with a pleasing theme as we address our verses to the king!

Invite one and all to come, and join us at 10:30 a.m. Here's a bit of what we have to look forward to.

"Once in Royal David’s City”    Hymn 91
Choir in unison on first verse.
Congregation joins on verses 2-4
(Congregation Seated)

Isaiah 9:2-7 (ESV) Read by Pastor Parker

"O Come, O Come Emmanuel”   Hymn 87
Congregation (Standing)

John 1:1 (ESV) Read by Pastor Parker

“What Child is This?”
arr. by Richard Barber
Treble Choir with Cello and Percussion

Luke 1:26-38 (ESV) Read by Pastor Parker

“I Wonder as I Wander”
arr. by Richard Barber
Nancy Barber, Cello

Luke 1:39-56 (ESV) Read by Pastor Parker

“My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord”
Richard Barber
Monica Parker

Luke 2:1-7 (ESV) Read by Pastor Parker

“Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne”                          Hymn 93
Congregation (Seated)

Luke 2:8-15 (ESV) Read by Pastor Parker

“While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night”
                                                            Hymn 107 (to melody 106)
Congregation (Standing)

Luke 2:16-18 (ESV) Read by Pastor Parker

“Good Christian Men, Rejoice!”
arr. By Richard Barber

Luke 2:19-20 (ESV) Read by Pastor Parker

A Tender Mother”
Richard Barber

Matthew 2:1-12 (ESV) Read by Pastor Parker

We Three Kings”                      Hymn 108
Congregation (Seated)

Matthew 1:22-23, 21 (ESV)

“Cold December’s Winds Were Stilled”
arr. Donna Gartman Schultz

“Joy to the World!”                      Hymn 92
Congregation (Standing)

Sermon                                       Pastor Jason Parker
The Second Christmas Carol
Luke 1:67-79

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