This Sunday: December 8, 2013
Second Sunday of Advent
Lighting of the Advent Wreath Candle
“Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room,”
based on Matthew 3:1-12,
will be Pastor Carolyn Gillette's
sermon for our Worship Services at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00
8:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service
includes music by the Living Water Ensemble
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
includes music by the Chancel Choir
Prelude: “Holy Spirit Rain Down,” “Grace Alone,” “Blessed Be Your Name”
We Sing God’s Praise: “Fill Me,” “Draw Me Close,” “We Want to See Jesus Lifted High”
Special Music: “Carole for Advent”
Hymns: “As We Light the Advent Candle,” “Down By the
Jordan,” “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”
Postlude: "Of The Father's Love Begotten" arr.
Prelude: "Veni, Emmanuel" arr.
Anthem: “Promise of Peace” Mark Hayes
Offertory: "Of The Father's Love Begotten arr.
Hymns: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” “As We Light the Advent
Candle,” “Down By the Jordan,”
“Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
Postlude: "Wake, Awake, For Night Is Flying"
(submitted by Lydia Bak):
Of the Father's Heart Begotten is based on the Latin poem Corde natus by the Roman poet Aurelius Prudentius, from his Liber Cathemerinon. This ancient poem was translated and paired with a medieval plainchant melody Divinum mysterium. This chant appears in manuscript form as early as the 10th century. It first appeared in print in 1582 in the Finnish song book Piae Cantiones (a collection of seventy-four sacred and secular church and school songs of medieval Europe).
Infants and Younger Children In Worship:
Children of all ages bring special gifts and are always welcome in
worship. However, if your infant or young child needs
a place to cry, talk, or play with other children, free nursery care is
available. The Nursery is located in the narthex and
is supervised by experienced, welcoming, caring staff and volunteers.
For children who choose to remain in worship,
there are worship activity bags and children’s worship bulletins
available at the back of the sanctuary.
Resource For Parents:
See the wonderful resource for parents titled
Worship Readiness: Preparing Children for Congregational Worship.
Children’s Church School at 10:15 AM:
During the summer 10:00 am Worship Service, children's church school
will be at 10:15 am. Please contact
Pastor Carolyn at 994-5646 for more information.
Why We Worship The Way We Do A
Commentary on the Service of the Lord’s Day
Check out this
online resource that explains each part of a Sunday worship service in the Presbyterian
Church. Your pastors always welcome your questions about worship,
faith and life.