Christmas Eve 6 pm Worship Service

Join us on December 24 as the Rev. Dan Schultz leads us in worship at 6pm In-Person and Live Stream. We will gather again to celebrate the birth of Jesus at 6:00pm for our traditional Christmas Eve service of Candles and Carols and a Moravian Love Feast with milk and cookies.

Rev. Daniel Schultz is a minister in the United Church of Christ.  A former pastor, he currently serves as the Wisconsin Council of Churches Community Health Program Director. He lives with his family in Fond du Lac.

Scripture Lessons:

Gospel Lesson: Luke 2:1-20

Gospel Lesson: John 1:1-14

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“Joy from Beginning to End”

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“Joy from Beginning to End”

Scripture: New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition)
Permission to podcast/stream the service music obtained from ONE LICENSE,
License A-730666 and CCLI Streaming License CSPL069066 and WORSHIPCast Streaming License.

All Rights Reserved.
GTG = Glory to God Hymnal
PH = Presbyterian Hymnal
Worship Liturgy from the:
   Call to Worship 57.1 Year B
   Published by the Office of Theology and Worship
   of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
   The official journal of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians
   Christ candle lighting liturgy
Office of Theology and Worship Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on the website
under worship resources

Preacher: “Joy from Beginning to End” Pastor Dan Schultz
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20  John 1: 1-14
Children’s Time:                      Jennifer Zander
Liturgist:                                  Joanne Marchionda
Cantor:                                    Carol Wetzel
Organist/Pianist:                     Kris Bartelt
Design/Audio/Video:           John Neville, Debbie Cooley
Handbell Choir:                      Joanne Marchionda, Director
Piano Solos:                           Kristina Arellano

Gathering Music:
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” vs. 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 27 “Gentle Mary Laid Her Child”
TEXT: Joseph Simpson Cook, 1919, rev. 1930
arr. Ernest C. MacMillan, 1930

Sung Response: 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

GTG 113 “Angels We Have Heard on High” vs. 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)

Sung Response: 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

Music for Moravian Love Feast
The First Noel
(arranged by Bernadine Johnson) pianist, Kristina Arellano
PH 44 O Little Town of Bethlehem v1
TEXT: Phillips Brooks, 1868
MUSIC (ST. LOUIS Lewis Henry Redner, 1868

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (arranged by Bernadine Johnson) pianist, Kristina Arellano
Give Thanks
CCLI Song # 20285
Henry Smith
© 1978 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved.
CCLI License # 1644445

Offering: “Gesu Bambino”  pianist, Kristina Arellano

Offertory PH 53 “What Child is This” vs. 3
English Ballad, 16th Century, arr. Christmas Carols New and Old, 1871
WORDS: William Chatterton Dix, 1871

Lighting of the Candles Music: “Songs of the Cradle” by Mark Lochstampfor

Sung Response: PH 60 “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

Sung Response: 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

Postlude: “Go Tell It”             arr. Aaron David Miller
from Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ volume 1
Hymns 239-303 Evangelical Lutheran Worship
TUNE: African American Spiritual
© Copyright 2007 Augsburg Fortress, All rights reserved.

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