Call To Worship
2020 Advent Week 2: Joy
The shepherds were the first to hear
the announcement of Christ’s birth—
the good news of great joy for all people.
Upon seeing the baby Jesus,
the shepherds spread the word concerning
what had been told them about this child.
All who heard it were amazed.
We have also heard this wonderful news:
the Word made flesh came to dwell among
Though we have not seen Jesus, we love him;
even though we do not see him now
we look forward to His coming again.
Loving God, we thank you for the joy you
bring us in Christ Jesus.
By your Spirit come to us anew.
May we receive you with joy, as the
with gratitude, as Simeon;
with obedience, as Mary;
with love, as you have loved us.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our
“Joy to the World” George Frederic Handel & Issac Watts
“Sing We the Song of Emmanuel” Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, Stuart Townend & Keith Getty
“God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen” Traditional
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” Henry Sloan Coffin, Thomas Helmore & John Mason Neale
David Davidson – violin
Janet Darnall – violin
Michelle Lackey-Collins – viola
Emily Nelson – cello
Karen Ballew – soprano
Bonnie Jo Dziesinski – soprano
Maggie White – alto
Amy James – alto
Matt Klinedinst – tenor
Tom Yarbrough – tenor
Zach White – bass
Matt Pierson – bass
Additional studio vocals – Chris and Jen Cooke
Dan Needham – drums
Connor Wilson – drums
Matt Pierson – electric bass
Byron House – upright bass
Murph Wanca – Hammond organ
Brett Moore – electric guitar
Nathan Mickle – vocals, piano
Zach White – vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro
Jordan Shellhart – vocals
Maggie White – fiddle
Matt Klinedinst – vocal
Nathan Mickle – piano
Fionan D’barra – acoustic guitar