We Hear the Christmas Angels

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Berea Lutheran Church - We Hear the Christmas Angels

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Sunday, December 22, 2013 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Choir – “Sussex Carol” (by Willcocks)

(Director: Cathy Augustin, Accompanist: Ryan Augustin, Soloist: Sarah Olmanson)

Berea Lutheran Church Glory to God - Gloria in excelsis Deo

Opening  LSB 368 : Angels We Have Heard on High Hymnary.org link  V 1 & 3 – Congregation    V 2 – Choir

1 (Cong) Angels we have heard on high, Sweetly singing o’er the plains And the mountains in reply, Echoing their joyous strains.

Refrain: Gloria in excelsis Deo. Gloria in excelsis Deo.

2 (Choir) Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong? What the gladsome tidings be Which inspire your heav’nly song? [Refrain]

3 (Cong) Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing; Come, adore on bended knee Christ the Lord, the newborn King. [Refrain]

(The Lighting Of The Fourth Advent Candle)

Advent Scripture and Carol Service

The Invocation And Advent Prayer

God’s Created Servants

Hebrews 1: 6-7.15; Psalm 103: 20-21;  91:11-12   Tom Schwartz

TLH 91 (V 1-4): Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord Hymnary.org link

God’s Prophetic Messengers

Genesis 3: 22-24; 28: 10-14            David Lueck

TLH 98 (V 3-4): Of the Father's Love Begotten Hymnary.org link

God’s Christmas Preparers

Luke 1: 11-14, 16-19, 26-27        Butch Lang

WS 711 (V 1 & 3): See in Yonder Manger Low Hymnary.org link

God’s Christmas Preachers

Luke 2: 8-14           Steve Schierenbeck

TLH 94 V 1-3: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Hymnary.org link

Our Advent Gifts For The Christmas Gospel Proclamation

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (Duet: Heather & Teri Schierenbeck) Accompanist: Ryan Augustin

Luke 2:10 Fear not for behold I bring good tidings Christmas

God’s Christmas Protectors

Matthew 2: 13-15, 19-21            Adam Lueck

LSB 366 : It Came upon the Midnight Clear Hymnary.org link

God’s Christmas Victory And Glory Heralds

Matthew 28:2-6, Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:16-17  Kyle Moen

WS 710 (V 3-4): Once In David's Royal City Hymnary.org link

God’s Christmas Praisers

Revelation 19: 9-10; 5: 11-13          Kurt Koenig

WS 713 (V 2-4): Your Little Ones, Dear Lord, Are We Hymnary.org link

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

The Benediction

The Closing TLH 647 (V 2 & 4): O Little Town of Bethlehem Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer and Announcements