Christmas Eve Worship Services 5pm and 7pm

Christmas Eve December 24 5:00pm In Person and on Zoom, click here to join the Zoom Live stream Worship @  on December 24 at 5pm.
On Christmas Eve, we have a Moravian Love Feast with milk and cookies. Have you ever wondered where the Moravian Star began? It started with the Moravian Church. According to the church’s website, these stars came about from geometry lessons. Moravian boarding school students in Germany made these intricate stars during class. Religious leaders and church workers brought these stars with them while doing missionary work during the nineteenth century.
In the Moravian religion, the star is symbolic of God, and is often correlated with the star of Bethlehem. That led to associating the stars with Advent. As we prepare for Christmas, we encourage you to make a star for your home and/or to bring it to church on Christmas Eve. We’ll add your star to our bulletin board that has the history of the Star. You can find instructions for making a Moravian Star click here. Happy Folding!

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You can read the sermon manuscript here.

Christmas Eve December 24 6:00pm
Join us for a Cookieluck (like a potluck – only with cookies!) between services on Christmas Eve. Bring a plate of cookies to share. We’ll have a pot of coffee brewing. Enjoy the fellowship of family and friends as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

Christmas Eve December 24 7:00pm In Person and on Zoom, click here to join the Zoom Live stream Worship @ on December 24 at 7pm.
A reflective service of Candles and Carols.

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You can read the sermon manuscript here.

Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Rev. Ken Locke
Children’s Time                                                                   Jennifer Zander
Liturgist:                                                                               5pm Sara Kamphuis-Stowell
                                                                                             7pm Byron Sabel
Cantor:                                                                                  Carol Wetzel
Organist/Pianist:                                                                Kris Bartelt

Gathering Music: PH 38 “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear vs. 1&2
TEXT: Edmund Hamilton Sears, 1849, alt.
MUSIC (CAROL, CMD): Richard Storrs Willis, 1850
                                      PH 22 “Angels, From the Realms of Glory” vs. 1&4
TEXT: Stanzas 1–3, James Montgomery, 1816, 1825; stanza 4, Salisbury Hymn Book, 1857
MUSIC (REGENT SQUARE Henry Thomas Smart, 1867
                                      PH 28 “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”  v. 1&3
TEXT: Medieval Latin; trans. and para. John Mason Neale, 1853, alt.
MUSIC (IN DULCI JUBILO German folk melody, 14th cent.; harm. David Hugh Jones, 1953; 
harm. © 1955, ren. 1983 John Ribble (admin. Westminster John Knox Press)

                                      PH 31 “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” vs. 1 & 3
TEXT: Charles Wesley, 1739, alt.
MUSIC (MENDELSSOHN with refrain): Felix Mendelssohn, 1840; arr. William Hayman Cummings, 1855

Hymn PH 44  “O Little Town of Bethlehem” vs. 1
TEXT: Phillips Brooks, 1868
MUSIC (ST. LOUIS Lewis Henry Redner, 1868

7 PM Handbell Music: “O Come All ye Faithful” arr. by John Benke
from Chime In: Advent and Christmas 2
AGEHR Publications
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Hymn GTG 133 “O Come All Ye Faithful”
TEXT: John Francis Wade, c. 1743; trans. Frederick Oakeley, 1841, alt.
MUSIC (ADESTE FIDELES, Irregular): John Francis Wade, c. 1743; harm. The English Hymnal, 1906

Hymn GTG  430   “Remember Not, O God”
TEXT: The New Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1909, alt.
MUSIC (SOUTHWELL, SM): Daman’s Psalmes, 1579, alt.

Hymn GTG 113 “Angels We Have Heard on High” v. 1
TEXT: French carol; trans. James Chadwick, 1860, alt.
MUSIC (GLORIA with refrain): French carol; arr. Edward Shippen Barnes, 1937; © 1937,
ren. 1965 H. Augustine Smith Jr. (admin. Fleming H. Revell Company, a div. of Baker Publishing Group)

Hymn GTG 673 “Jesus Light of Joy”
TEXT: David Gambrell, 2009, © 2011 David Gambrell (admin. Presbyterian Publishing Corp.)
MUSIC: (LAUDA ANIMA John Goss, 1869

7 PM Handbell Music: “Joy to the World” arr. by Dan R. Edwards
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5 PM Music: “Starry, Starry Night” by Don McLean
arr. by Jennifer Eklund

5 PM String Music “Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming”                          Jaeda R. and Leah R.
TEXT: German carol; stanzas 1, 2 trans. Theodore Baker, 1894, alt.; stanza 3 trans. Harriet Knuth Spaeth, 1985, alt.
MUSIC (ES IST EIN’ ROS’ Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesäng, 1599; arr. Michael Praetorius, 1609

Hymn PH 27 “Gentle Mary Laid Her Child”
TEXT: Joseph Simpson Cook, 1919, rev. 1930
MUSIC (TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM Piae Cantiones, 1582; arr. Ernest C. MacMillan, 1930

Hymn PH 56 “The First Nowell”
TEXT: English carol; Some Ancient Christmas Carols, 2nd ed., 1823, alt.
MUSIC (THE FIRST NOWELL, Irregular): English carol; Sandys’ Christmas Carols, 1833

5 PM SOLO “Mary’s Boy Child”                                                                  Carol Wetzel, Soloist
arranged by Martin Jones from Staffordshire, England (
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 5 PM Offering Solo “Away in the Manger”                                         Beth Bergman, Soloist
TEXT: Stanzas 1–2, Little Children’s Book for Schools and Families, c. 1885; stanza 3, Gabriel’s Vineyard Songs, 1892
MUSIC (MUELLER James R. Murray, 1887

7 PM Offering “Angels We Have Heard on High with Come, Christians, Join to Sing”
arr. by Bernadine Johnson     Kristina Arellano, pianist

Offertory GTG 145 “What Child is This” (vs. 3)
TEXT: William Chatterton Dix, 1871
MUSIC (GREENSLEEVES English ballad, 16th cent.; arr. Christmas Carols New and Old, 1871

Hymn GTG  122   “Silent Night”
TEXT: Joseph Mohr, 1816; stanzas 1–3, English trans. John Freeman Young, 1863;
stanza 4, English trans. Jane Montgomery Campbell, 1863, alt.; Korean Trans. © The Christian Literature Society of Korea MUSIC (STILLE NACHT, Irregular): Franz Xaver Gruber, 1818

Hymn PH 40   “Joy to the World”
TEXT: Isaac Watts, 1719, alt.
MUSIC (ANTIOCH, CM with repeat): Attr. George Frederick Handel, 1742; arr. Lowell Mason, 1836

Hymn PH 29 “Go, Tell it on the Mountain”
TEXT: African American spiritual; stanzas, John W. Work II, 1940
MUSIC (GO TELL IT with refrain): African American spiritual; arr. John W. Work III, 1940;
harm. Melva Wilson Costen, 1987; harm. © 1989 Melva Wilson Costen


“Go Tell It”
from Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 1
hymns 239-303 Evangelical Lutheran Worship

African-American Spiritual
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