Good morning! It’s the second Sunday after Epiphany. Pastor Kelly’s message is called, “God’s Not Caught by Surprise”, based on Psalm 139:1-18 and John 1:43-51. Music includes “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”, piano solo by Greg Wilson; “Be Thou My Vision”, sung by Kelly Schmidt, accompanied by Cathy King; and “The Potter’s Hand” and “Cry of My Heart”, sung by Mark Warner. The sermon features the video of “You Hold It All Together”, performed by Maverick City Music. (Note: a miscommunication caused Greg’s solo to be credited to both Greg and Anna Wilson).
Even though this is technically from the "passion" section of the Messiah, it's hard to imagine a much better way to capture the joy of Christmas finally arriving...
Kings and shepherds make their way
Straight to where the Baby lay;
Rich and poor and lonely
Bow before this sight.
A star has led them to this place.
The Word that’s been echoing through space
Becomes a Child tonight.
Greg & Maddy Wilson have gifted the church with Christmas music! Enjoy this video; you may want to use it as the “prelude” for the Christmas Eve service which will be posted tomorrow.
Our church's musicians, under the leadership of Music Director Cathy King, have been recording a lot of Christmas music this season. From top to bottom: "Angels We Have Heard on High"; "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"; "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"; and "O Little Town of Bethlehem". There will be more carols and special music in the Christmas Eve service, posted Thursday morning, and the December 27 service!
Wise men still looking for Him
Children still come and adore Him
We will bow down before Him
The Savior is born in Bethlehem
Tonight's Christmas song is a gentle modern adaptation of "Silent Night"...
Here's a really fun Christmas song with a lively bluegrass vibe....
Tonight's Christmas music selection is called "Reve du Noel". It's a medley that incorporates some music you might not think of as Christmas music, but still brings the spirit of the season.
Today's featured Christmas music is about sharing Christmas with those who need it most.
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