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Christmas Eve Worship, 2015

In case you missed Christmas Eve worship - here is a special page dedicated to our five o'clock worship - String quartet, organ, piano, flute, choir and congregation singing, prayers, reading and candle-lighting.   Liturgy, as always, by Terry;  Pastor Andy preaching and presiding, strong voices of our choir, the Lohmann string quartet to whom we are so thankful, Terry running up and down stairs for organ and piano playing, choir directing and keeping us all together. Our readers who rehearsed the evening before, and all who came, members and guests, to generate such a fabulous ambiance for such a wonderful celebration of our faith - the birth of our savior.

Hallelujah!

Click on each image to go to the related video screen:

AnatomyPrelude from PRELUDE to GOSPEL:

A special prelude as a soundscape, arranged by Terry.

Psalm 96 with "Joy to the world" as Antiphon.

Prayer of Confession and Kyrie.

"Little town of Bethlehem"

"In the deep mid winter"

Alleluia, Gloria, and more.

 

AnatomyReadingsSERMON:

by Pastor Andy

Theme = 'Defying darkness with light"

 

 

 

 

 

 

1stIcon-GIMPsermon1PRAYERS of Intercession:

with the lighting of the peace dove from Jerusalem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AnatomyHymnCHOIR and Congregation:

Choir song:  "Ding Dong merrily on high"

Congregation: Candle lighting with "Silent Night"

 

 

 

 

 

AnatomyPrayersOrgan exit:

"Hark the herald angels sing"

Terry "takes off" with this closing hymn

and some improvisation.