A Wide-Open Life

February 18, 2024
Anthem En Ego Campana Jacobus Handl (Gallus) Behold, I am a bell, my words don’t lie I laud the true God, I sound with ringing… I call the people, I sound with ringing… I gather the clergy… I mourn death… I annul the flashes of lightning… I peal the Sabbath… I arouse the slothful… I scatter the winds… I bring peace to the guilty…
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us pray. ... 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, now and forever. Amen.
Anthem Chariot! Traditional African American spirituals arr. by Phillip Kern Gonna ride up in the chariot early in the morning, And I hope I join the band. O Lord, have mercy on me. Swing low, sweet chariot Coming for to carry me home I look over Jordan and what do I see A band of angels coming after me Coming for to carry me home Swing low, sweet chariot Coming for to carry me home.

Children’s Program

December 24, 2023
CHILDREN’S PROGRAM This morning we are going to tell the story of the birth of Jesus as told by the gospels of Luke and Matthew, AND as told by you! We ask that you listen for the following words to be spoken within the story, and to respond as written: Shepherds Yo, Sheep! Sheep Baa! Night Silent night, holy night (sung with piano accompaniment) Angel Hallelujah! Hallelujah! (sung with piano accompaniment)
Magnificat Luke 1:46-55 Carl Witt Cantor 1: For God has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day, all generations will call me blessed: For God has done great things for me, and holy is his name. RESPONSE Cantor 2: God has shown mercy on those who fear him in every generation. God has shown the strength of his arm; he has scattered the proud in their conceit. RESPONSE. Cantor 1: God has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. God has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. RESPONSE. Cantor 2: God has come to the help of his servant Israel, for he remembered his promise of mercy; The promise God made to our ancestors, to Abraham and his children, forever. RESPONSE.