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.”
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
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 https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/BUCC855.
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 * email@example.com
16 Cricket Lane * Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033 * Phone: 860-633-7992