December 15, 2019

Call To Worship:

3rd Sunday of Advent: JOY

LEADER:

The shepherds were the first to hear

the announcement of Christ’s birth—

the good news of great joy for all people.

ALL:

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.

LEADER:

We have also heard this wonderful news:
the Word made flesh came to dwell among us.

ALL:

Though we have not seen Jesus, we love him; even though we do not see him now

we look forward to His coming again.

LEADER: Let us pray.

ALL:

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 shepherds;

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 Lord. Amen!

Hillsboro Village:

“Angels from the Realms of Glory”

“Angels We Have Heard on High” 

TVC Kids: “O What A Glorious Night” Casey Brown, Ben McDonald, Jonathan Smith, & David Frey

“Joy To The World” George Frederic Handel & Isaac Watts

“What Child is This?” William Chatterton Dix

East Nashville:

“O Come All Ye Faithful” C. Frederick Oakeley & John Francis Wade

Children’s Choir: “Sing We Nowell” Terry D. Taylor

“What Child is This?” William Chatterton Dix

“God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” English Traditional

“Joy To The World” George Frederic Handel & Isaac Watts