Lessons and Carols for December 27

Welcome to Worship! Our worship service this morning is thanks to Simpson College, who produced this Service of Lessons and Carols to be shared with congregations.

Simpson College’s Service of Lessons and Carols, filmed at Smith Memorial Chapel (Indianola, IA)

Video production by Cheshire Omnimedia

Ave Maria

Ancient Liturgical Text, Music by Franz Biebl

© Copyright 1964 Hinshaw Music Inc. (administered worldwide by Fred Bock Music Company, Inc.)

All rights reserved. Used with Permission.

Balulalow

arr. Gerald Custer. Copyright ©2008 GIA Publications, Inc.

All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

(MENDELSSOHN) arranged by David Willcocks from

Carols for Choirs 1 and 100 Carols for Choirs © Oxford University Press 1961.

Licensed by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

O Come All Ye Faithful

arranged by David Willcocks © Oxford University Press 1961. 

Licensed by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Total Praise

by Richard Smallwood

CCLI Song # 2110330

© 1996 Bridge Building Music, Inc.

T. Autumn Music

For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved.

CCLI License # 1597963

© 2020 Simpson College

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Order of Worship for December 27, 2020

This will be our order of worship for Sunday, December 27.  You can download the order from this link, or you can follow along below.

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Christmas Eve Worship

Join us for worship on Christmas Eve! If you have an advent wreath set up at home, please light the candles with us when directed to. You may also want to have a candle for each person in your household to light during the singing of silent night. A flashlight (traditional or on a phone) works, too.

All Scriptures are taken from the Common English Bible (CEB), ©2011 Common English Bible. All Rights reserved. Used by permission of the publisher. Copyright and permission information for hymns are included in the video itself.

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Christmas Eve at Home Service

If you are unable to join us for our online Christmas Eve service, we invite you to join us in worship of the Christ Child using this service, based on the outline of our online service, but adapted to be used at home.

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Christmas Eve Worship Online!

Please join us for our online Christmas Eve service, featuring our virtual choir (pictured above) and lots of other friendly faces from near and far. The service will be posted here, on our Youtube Channel (GLL UMCs) and our Facebook Pages by mid-day Christmas Eve. You can use it for your Christmas Eve worship any time after that. The order of worship is provided below:

Order of Worship for the Online Christmas Eve Service 20201

Glidden, Lanesboro Community and Lohrville United Methodist Churches

PREPARING FOR THE SERVICE:  If possible, before you begin the video, assemble an advent “wreath” of five candles: four candles surround a center, “Christ” candle.  The candle can be of any color, shape, or size.  Also have an additional candle, or flashlight, glowstick of smartphone with a flashlight app available for each person.

PRELUDE  “I heard the bells on Christmas Day”

INTRODUCTION TO THE SERVICE

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES

Zechariah feared that he and his wife Elizabeth were too old to be of use.

Light the first candle while saying:

We heard the angel say, “Fear Not, Zechariah; Fear Not.”

Mary feared that the task she was given was impossible; but nothing is impossible with God.

Light the second candle while saying

We heard the angel say, “Fear Not, Mary; Fear Not

Joseph feared embarrassment and the disdain of others.

Light the third candle while saying

We heard the angel say, “Fear Not, Joseph; Fear Not”

The shepherds feared the unexpected interruption to their lives

Light the fourth candle while saying

We heard the angel say, “Fear Not, shepherds; Fear Not”

Tonight, Christ is born

Light the middle candle while saying

He is the answer to all our fears. He is God with us, and so we Fear Not

CAROL: O Holy Night: Schroeders

PRAYER

Gracious God, source of our hope, and answer to our fears,

   help us hear again the story of the birth of Jesus,

   so that we may be filled with joy and share the good news with all the world.

Amen.

FIRST READING Luke 1:26–38

CAROL “Breath of Heaven”2

SECOND  READING Matthew 1:18-24

CAROL:  “What Child is This”

THIRD READING Luke 2:1-7

HYMN  “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

FOURTH READING Luke 2:8-20

HYMN  “Mary Did You Know”3

FIFTH READING Matthew 2:1-12

CAROL “We Three Kings”

SIXTH READNG:  Isaiah 9:6-7

SPECIAL MUSIC: “All Is Well”4

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING5

THE LORDS 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.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, amen.

CANDLE LIGHTING

     Light your candles (or turn on a flashlight) as a sign of the light that shines through you, and join our virtual choir in singing Silent Night

SILENT NIGHT

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE: Joy to the World

1 Unless otherwise noted, liturgy and instructions are Written by Lorinda H. M. Hoover, © 2020 Glidden, Lanesboro and Lohrville United Methodist Churches. Creative CommonsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

2 By Amy Grant and Chris Eaton ©1992 Clouseau Music Ltd Age To Age Music, Inc. Riverstone Music, Inc. Used by permission through CCLI licenses 11472327 (Glidden UMC, print), 20262915 (Glidden UMC, streaming), 3177642 (Lanesboro-Lohrville UMCs print), 20262881 (Lanesboro-Lohrville UMCs, streaming).

3 By Buddy Greene And Mark Lowry ©1991, 1993 Rufus Music, Curb Word Music.  Used by permission through CCLI licenses 11472327 (Glidden UMC, print), 20262915 (Glidden UMC, streaming), 3177642 (Lanesboro-Lohrville UMCs print), 20262881 (Lanesboro-Lohrville UMCs, streaming).

4 By Michael W. Smith and Wayne Kirkpatrick ©1989 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Songs Sony/ATV Milene Music.  Used by permission through CCLI licenses 11472327 (Glidden UMC, print), 20262915 (Glidden UMC, streaming), 3177642 (Lanesboro-Lohrville UMCs print), 20262881 (Lanesboro-Lohrville UMCs, streaming).

5 Adapted from a prayer Written by Lorinda H. M. Hoover,  ©2015 Glidden United Methodist Church, and are released under   Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.  This adaptation is by Lorinda H. M. Hoover, © 2020 Glidden, Lanesboro and Lohrville United Methodist Churches. Creative CommonsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Fear Not, Shepherds

Join us for worship today! This is our worship service for the fourth Sunday of Advent. You can find the order of worship here. The Scripture comes from the Common English Bible ©2011 Common English Bible. Used by permission.

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Order of Worship for December 20, 2020

This will be our order of worship for Sunday, December 20.  You can download the order from this link, or you can follow along below.

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Fear Not, Joseph (Worship for December 13)

Join us for worship this morning using this video. The order for worship can be found here. The Scripture reading is from the Common English Bible, ©2011 Common English Bible. Used by permission of the publisher. Please let us know you joined us in the comments.

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Christmas Eve Worship Opportunities

We will be offering several ways to worship with us on Christmas Eve:

An Order of Worship for the Home will be emailed and mailed out on December 22. If you aren’t on our mailing list, please let us know that you would like to be.

An Online Worship Service, featuring many of our members and friends, will be posted on this website, on our youtube channel (GLL UMCs) and on our Facebook pages. Plans are to post by mid-day Christmas Eve; you may use the video to worship anytime following that.

Lohrville will be playing Christmas music outdoors from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24. You are invited to come park at the church to listen and share in the Christmas spirit with everyone from a distance.

Lanesboro will hold a brief outdoor service at 6pm on Christmas Eve. Please wear a mask, and bring a bell if you have one. Because we will be outside and masked, we will be able to sing! If you will be gathering on the church lawn, please park on the north side of the church building or the far south part of the south lot. If you prefer to remain in your vehicles, park on the street just east of the building, or park in the south lot facing the building. Everyone is welcome!

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Order of Worship for Dec. 13, 2020

This will be our order of worship for Sunday, December 13.  You can download the order from this link, or you can follow along below.

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