Christmas: A Life-Changer a Promise Replaces a Curse

Berea Lutheran Church

Click here to listen: 20101219.mp3

Fourth Sunday In Advent

December 19, 2010- 9:00 a.m.

Pre-Service Reading – Psalm 85, Page 140 In Front Of Hymnal

Prelude: “Wake, Awake” (Organ – Ryan Augustin; French Horn – Cathy Augustin)

Choir: “The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came” (Piano: Ryan Augustin)

OUR ADVENT SCRIPTURE AND CAROL SERVICE
(Most Carols Used Today Will be From “The Carols Of Christmas” Sheet Found In Your Boxes Ask The Usher If You Need An Extra Copy.)

Opening Carol #24 – “Once In Royal David’s City”

    

The Invocation And Opening Advent Prayer

Christmas: A Life-Changer a Promise Replaces a Curse

Genesis 3: 17-19, 15 ; 12: 1-3                                     Dave Aymond

Carol #8“Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming”

 

COMFORT, NOT DESPAIR

Isaiah 7:14 ; 9:6-7; 40: 1-2, 9,11                               Dan Beekman

Carol #11 (V 1 & 3)  – “God Rest You, Merry Gentleman”

 

SALVATION, NOT CONDEMNATION

Luke 1: 67-75                                                       Larry Eisenbeisz

Solo: Here With Us
Vocalist: Heather Schierenbeck    Piano: Cathy Augustin

 

MERCY, NOT JUDGMENT

Luke 1: 46-55                                                                Kyle Moen

Carol #10 – “What Child Is This?”

 

CHRISTMAS BEGINS WITH A REPENTANT HEART

Luke 3: 3-6, 15-16            Paul Voss                                                                                                                          

Carol #18- “O Holy Night” (Vocalist: Cathy Augustin)

The Advent Offering (“Lo, How A Rose” – Instrumental Quartet)
(Ryan Augustin, Leah Hallstein, Nate Rehm, Sarah Tester)

JESUS BECAME OUR BROTHER

Hebrews 2: 10-17                                                        David Lueck

Carol #23 – “Thy Little Ones, Dear Lord, Are We”

 

TROUBLED HEARTS FIND PEACE

Luke 2: 13-14; Romans 5:1 ; John 14:27               Matthew Thurow

Carol # 3 (V 1) – “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”

 

CHRISTMAS BRINGS HOPE, NOT DESPAIR

Romans 8: 18,22-25; 15:22-23                                     Jim Doring

Hymn 715 (Supplement) – “While Shepherds Gently Knelt”

 

WITH THE CHRISTCHILD IN OUR FAITH ARMS, WE CAN “DEPART IN PEACE”

Luke 2: 25-32                                                    Steve Schierenbeck

Carol #15 (V 2-3) – “Good Christian Men, Rejoice”

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.

The Children’s Message – “Away In A Manger”
(V 1 – Younger Children; All Join Them On All Other Verses)

The Benediction

The Closing Carol # 2 (V 3-4) – “How Silently…..”

Silent Prayer And Announcements