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Virtual Concert of Christmas and Spiritual Songs Christmas in New England Cast : featuring Amy Gallatin, Karen Wilber, Roger Williams, Dave Dick, and Krissy & Bob Dick Live Saturday, December 18, 7pm and Dec 18-31 virtual access Purchase tickets online for $15 at Eventgroove A portion of the proceeds will benefit BCCs
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“It Is Only In Giving of Oneself To Others That We Truly Live”

Earlier in December, Andre Dumas delivered a trunk load full of gifts
to "Covenant to Care for Children". Our social worker Sharice, shown at right, was most grateful to receive the gifts you donated for the kids in her care!

Reminder! MACC Christmas items

Sunday, December 19 remember to bring your donated gifts and food items to Fellowship Hall following worship. 
Thank you!!!
Your Mission and Outreach Team
Questions? Contact Kate - 860-604-7061

December 19, 2021 Bulletin
Prelude:  Carol of the Bells -Ukrainian carol; Arr. by Mark Hayes
Welcome and Announcements
Let us worship God
Lighting the Fourth Advent Candle                                                                         Faith Journey      Today we believe in love, for the light shines in the darkness and cannot be overcome! The light breaks through clouds and fog, dirt and smog, hate and fear and glows with love. Today we light the candle of love.

Sing verse one “Many are the Lightbeams.”
Christmas Pageant
Luke 1:26-38
Music: Breath of Heaven                                                                                           Faith Journey
Music: O little Town of Bethlehem (stay seated for the carols)
Music: Away in a Manger
Music: Hark the Herald Angels
Music: O Come, All Ye Faithful
Closing Narration                                                                                                                                           
Benediction (please stand)
               Let us now go forth into the world in peace, being of good courage, holding fast to that which is good, rendering to no one evil for evil, strengthening the faint hearted, supporting the weak, helping the afflicted, honoring all persons, loving and serving the Lord and rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Postlude: Masters in This Hall (excerpt) -French carol; Arr. by Mark Hayes (please stand)
Many thanks to Bebe Dudley and all the Sunday School students and teachers and all who participated in our pageant!
The Offering plate is located by the front door if you would like to leave an offering for the work of God through Buckingham Church. You can also make an offering at
Luke 1:26-38
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.”[a] 29 But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”[b] 35 The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born[c] will be holy; he will be called Son of God. 36 And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

Many are the Lightbeams 
Many are the lightbeams from the one light; Our one light is Jesus. 
Many are the lightbeams from the one light; we are one in Christ.
O little Town of Bethlehem
1 O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see you lie!
Above your deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by;
Yet in your dark streets shines forth the everlasting light;
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in you tonight.
2 For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth!
And praises sing, and voices ring with peace to all on earth.
Away in a Manger
1 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay, the little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.
3 Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask you to stay close by me forever and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in your tender care, and fit us for heaven to live with you there.

Hark the Herald Angels
1 Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the Christ-child bring;
Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinner reconciled!”
Joyful, all you saints arise, join the triumph of the skies;
With the angel host proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem!”
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the Christ-child bring!”
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O come, all ye faithful, joyful, and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him, born the king of angels,
O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord.
Jesus, Jesus, O What a Wonderful Child
Jesus, Jesus, oh, what a wonderful child.
Jesus, Jesus, so holy, meek, and mild;
new life, new hope the Child will bring.
Listen to the angels sing,
“Glory, glory, glory,” let the heavens ring!
Minister * Rev. Dr. Shelly Stackhouse *
16 Cricket Lane * Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033 * Phone: 860-633-7992
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Calling all KIDS! Sunday School's back!

Join us following the Children's Message during worship service for Sunday School each week! We're so happy to be "back" in person with you!
Please remember in your prayers:

Judy Morosky,
Carolyn Peyrot,
Carol Robinson's brothers- Steve Monroe and Robert Powers,
Liz Bunker,
Doris Ayala,
David Moore,
Cookie Warburton,
Bob Howe, JJ Howe and family
Vicki Ekstrom,
Chris Gathers
Send Shelly's Stories
 Recently, Shelly preached about the magi and how from the very beginning, Christianity was about breaking down barriers that divide people from one another for any reason. She invited you to share with her stories about boundary-breaking love that can give us hope so that she can share them with the congregation!
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