PRELUDE:  Chorale Prelude: “In dulci jubilo” by J.S. Bach



LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH:  Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah


RESPONSE:  Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah


HYMN:  Good Christian Friends, Rejoice [In Dulci Jubilo]


INTROIT:  Rejoice and Sing by Anna Laura Page

Rejoice and sing, you children of God; He comes to us.  Alleluia!  He comes to us, our Savior and King!  Alleluia!  Rejoice!  He comes to us!  Rejoice and sing!  Alleluia!  Rejoice and sing!


SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

ANTHEM:  The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me by Edward Elgar

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord; to give unto them that mourn a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.  For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations, as the earth bringeth forth her bud. [Isaiah 61:1-3, 10-11]

SERMON:  “Waiting to Welcome the Arrival of Grace, Part Three”

HYMN:  Joy to the World [Antioch]


HYMN:  Angels We Have Heard on High [Gloria]


BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Come, Lord Jesus by Anna Laura Page

Come, Lord Jesus. Come and save us.  Bring forth Your light into our world of darkness.  Amen.

POSTLUDE:  Improvisation on “Gloria” by Michael Burkhardt

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