Lighting of the Advent Wreath and Christ Candle
Hymn “O Come, All Ye Faithful” ADESTE FIDELES
Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
The Lessons and Carols
First Lesson: Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7
Christ’s Birth and Kingdom are foretold by Isaiah
Carol “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” VENI EMMANUEL
Second Lesson: Micah 5:2-4
The prophet Micah foretells the glory of Bethlehem
Carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem” ST. LOUIS
Third Lesson: Luke 1: 26-35, 38
The angel Gabriel visits the blessed Virgin Mary
Fourth Lesson: Luke 2:1-7
St. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus
Offering of Music “The Gift” arr. William Cutter
Zoe Nott, soloist
Fifth Lesson: Luke 2:8-20
The Shepherds go to the manger.
The Darkness to the Light: Genesis 1:1-3, John 1:1-5
Hymn “Silent Night, Holy Night” STILLE NACHT
The Christmas Gospel Reading: John 1:14
Hymn “Joy to the World!” ANTIOCH
Charge and Blessing
Postlude “The Joy of Christmas” John Purifoy
recorded at our Carter-Westminster “Messiah” concert 2019
Prayers for a very Merry Christmas for all of you,
and a New Year of Health and Hope!
Assisting in Worship:
Lighting of the Advent Wreath: Pat & Lynn O’Dea and Bea Jacobs.
Readers: Jenny Haag, Jacob Haag, Jim Nadder, Annette Serritella, Heidi Musser,
Najeba Badal, the Akompong family.
Musicians: Lindsay Mecher, mezzo soprano; Leo Radosavljevic, bass-baritone; Emily
Crisp, soprano; Zoe Nott; Deb Stevenson, oboe; George Radosavljevic, piano;
Elizabeth Brown, organist; Pat Radosavljevic, Music Director.
Officiant: Bridge Pastor William J. Ingersoll