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

*Responsive Invocation:

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

Lord’s Prayer

*Sanctus/Sung Response

Lighting of the Advent Candle

Union Prayer

Scripture Readings: John 1:14-18; 1John 1:1-10

Children’s Message

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)


Pastoral Prayer

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)