December 12, 2021 – Advent III
Prelude: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen (A Lovely Rose is Blooming) by Johannes Brahms (Charles Calhoun, keyboardist)
*Hymn 1: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee # 23
*Opening of the Word
You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy;
and I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.
Let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with joy.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.
Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy.
My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips.
*Invitation to Prayer
Lighting of the Advent Candle
Scripture Readings: John 1:14-18; 1John 1:1-10
Solo: To Touch His Tiny Hand *quoting W Zlobie Lezy – a Polish folk tune, adapt. By A.E. Rushbridge (Heather Garland, soloist)
Message: The Word became flesh (Rev. Junchol Lee)
Invitation to Offertory
Offertory: Offertoire sur un Noël by Charles Alexis Chauvet (1837-71)
*Prayer of Dedication
*Hymn 2: Hark, the herald angels sing #121 (Verses 1 and 3)
*Closing of the Word
*Sung Response: Nunc Dimittis
Postlude: Sonata in G by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1767)