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“It Is Only In Giving of Oneself To Others That We Truly Live”

Request for MACC Christmas items!
We have geared up for the Christmas MACC Food Baskets and Gifts! With 7 families in need of food and
Christmas presents, there is plenty of opportunity to help out! This year, all families requested gift cards
so no worries if you don’t have time to shop!

Sunday, December 19 we will collect all donated gifts and food items in Fellowship Hall following worship. If you have not already committed to items, please see list of outstanding gifts and food still needed in Sign Up Genius - Click here to sign up: --------

Reminder: Covenant to Care gifts are due on December 5th, unwrapped in gift bags along with gift tag!

We are always humbled by your kindness and generosity!
Many Thanks from all of us with Mission and Outreach!
December 12, 2021 Bulletin
Prelude: O Little Town of Bethlehem -Traditional English melody; -Arr. by Lloyd Larson
Welcome and Announcements
Let us worship God
Lighting of the Third Advent Candle                                                                                   Carol Perkins
               Reader: Today we remember those in the shadows, the poor, the powerless,
the voiceless, those who have little hope. The light shines with a promise of
joy to come, especially for those who need joy, whose lives are filled with
sadness. Today we light the candle that holds joy for the joyless.
All sing verse one “Many are the Lightbeams” NCH 163
Passing the Peace (please stand)
Music:  Mozart concerto in D major no 4                                                                         Jade Wong
Children’s Message
Intro to Scripture
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:46-55                                                                                          Lisa Gilmore
Sermon: Light Shines…On The Poor and Powerless                                                   Rev Shelly Stackhouse
Music: Mozart Cadenza                                                                                                             Jade Wong
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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Hymn: NCH 131 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (please stand)

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 Sing We Now of Christmas -Traditional French carol; -Arr. by Mark Hayes (please stand)
Sanctuary flowers: Thank you to the Sanctuary Committee for the flowers!
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
The Christmas Poinsettia are available for order. Please have forms and payment in by 12/14.  Order forms are available in the church or at Poinsettia Order Form
Hearing Assist devices are available by asking an usher.
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.
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
1 It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold;
“Peace on the earth, good will to all, great news of joy we bring.”
The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing.
2 Still through the cloven skies they come, with peaceful wings unfurled,
and still their heavenly music floats o’er all the weary world:
Above its sad and lowly plains they bend on hovering wing,
and ever o’er its Babel sounds the blessed angels sing.
3 And you, beneath life’s crushing load, whose forms are bending low,
who toil along the climbing way, with painful steps and slow,
Look now, for glad and golden hours come swiftly on the wing;
O rest beside the weary road, and hear the angels sing!
4 For lo, the days are hastening on, by prophets bards foretold,
when with the ever-circling years comes round the age of gold;
When peace shall over all the earth its ancient splendors fling,
and the world send back the song which now the angels sing.
Minister * Rev. Dr. Shelly Stackhouse *
16 Cricket Lane * Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033 * Phone: 860-633-7992
e-mail: * Website:

Financial Giving
If you are able, please keep the financial needs of the church in mind as we continue to need your support caring for our community both within the church and at large. Find out ways you can give here if you are unable to join us for in person services.
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
 Last Sunday, 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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