MESSIAH’S MESSENGERS

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Order of Worship:

For Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 145, Page 155 (Front Of Hymnal)

Choir Carol: “Prepare The Way Of The Lord
(Director:Cathy Augustin; Accompanist: Audra Wiste ; Soloist: Sarah Olmanson)

Prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight His path….. Every valley shall be exalted, every hill made low; And the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all mankind shall see it, shall see it together…… Prepare the way, make straight His path.

AN ADVENT SCRIPTURE & CAROL SERVICE

Opening Hymn 90 (V 1-3,7-8) -“Come, Your Hearts….”

The Invocation And Advent Prayer

The Lighting Of The Advent Candles
(Choir Group & Flute: Leah Hallstein)
“Come, O Child of Joy, we pray. Enter our hearts and show us Your way. Promise of God, heaven’s pure Light, Joy for our world shining bright! Come, O Child of Joy, we pray.”

MESSIAH’S MESSENGERS

The Prophets

Deut. 18:15 ; Micah 5: 2-4 ; Zechariah. 6: 12-13 Mike Taylor

WS 710 st 1-3: Once In David's Royal City Hymnary.org link
Isaiah
Isaiah 7:14 ; 9:6-7 ; 40: 1-2 Dave Aymond
Hymn 77 (V 2,10,14) – “Forth Today The Conqueror Goeth”

John The Baptist
Isaiah 40: 3-5 ; Luke 1: 76-79 Jim Doring
Hymn 61 (V 3-4) – “Hark, The Herald’s Voice”

Mary
Luke 1: 46-55 Kyle Moen
Carol: “Away In A Manger”
(V 1 – All Children ; V 2-3 – Everyone)

1. Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head.
The stars in the sky look down where He lay –
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

2. The cattle are lowing, The baby awakes,
The little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes.
I love thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky,
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

3. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care,
And take us to heaven to live with thee there.

Our Gifts For Our Advent King
Duet: “Silent Night/O Holy Night” (Heather & Teri Schierenbeck)
(Accompanist: Cathy Augustin)

Silent Night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright, Round yon virgin mother and Child! Holy Infant, so tender & mild, Sleep in heavenly peace.. O holy night! The stars are brightly shining; It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth. Long lay the world that night in sin and error pining Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees. O hear the angel voices! O night divine, when Christ was born! Silent night, O holy night!

ZACHARIAS
Luke 1: 67-75 Dan Beekman

WS 712 : What Child is This Hymnary.org link
ANGELS
Matthew 1: 20-21; Luke 2: 10-14 Paul Voss

WS 707 st 1-2: On Christmas Night All Christians Sing Hymnary.org link
JOHN
John 1: 10-14, 16-17 David Lueck
Hymn 98 (V 1-2) – “Of The Father’s Love Begotten”

THE PSALMIST
Psalm 98 Pete Sydow
Carol: “Good Christian Men, Rejoice”

1. Good Christian friends, rejoice With heart and soul & voice;
Now ye hear of endless bliss; Jesus Christ was born for this!
He has opened heaven’s door, And we are blest forevermore.
Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this!

2. Good Christian friends, rejoice With heart and soul & voice;
Now ye need not fear the grave; Jesus Christ was born to save!
Calls you one and call you all To gain His everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save! Christ was born to save!

The Lord’s Prayer And Benediction

WS 708 : Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful Hymnary.org link
(Trumpet: Ryan Augustin)

Silent Prayer And Announcements