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Sunday, December 20, 2015 Worship
Fourth Sunday of Advent

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Prelude Creator of the Stars of Night Johnson
Of the Father's Love Begotten Powell
Gathering Song(s) I Sing Praises to Your Name # 5
Open Our Eyes, Lord # 633
Holy  Spirit Thou Art Welcome # 387
Opening Hymn(s) The First Noel # 265
Special Music Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Cotter
Offertory Of the Father's Love Begotten Peeters
Scripture Reading

2The people walking in darkness

have seen a great light;

on those living in the land of the shadow of death£

a light has dawned.

3You have enlarged the nation

and increased their joy;

they rejoice before you

as people rejoice at the harvest,

as men rejoice

when dividing the plunder.

4For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,

you have shattered

the yoke that burdens them,

the bar across their shoulders,

the rod of their oppressor.

5Every warrior’s boot used in battle

and every garment rolled in blood

will be destined for burning,

will be fuel for the fire.

6For to us a child is born,

to us a son is given,

and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7Of the increase of his government and peace

there will be no end.

He will reign on David’s throne

and over his kingdom,

establishing and upholding it

with justice and righteousness

from that time on and forever.

The zeal of the LORD Almighty

will accomplish this.

Isaiah 9:2-7
Sermon What God's Zeal Will Accomplish Isaiah 9:6,7
Closing Hymn Of the Father's Love Begotten # 240
Postlude O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Weber

Hymnals: The Celebration Hymnal, unless otherwise noted as: SF=Sing the Faith; HLC=Hymns for the Living Church; HFG=Hymns for the Family of God

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