Westworth United Church
Lessons and Carols
December 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Our service will proceed unannounced, as indicated in the bulletin.
* Please stand for the congregational hymns if you are able.
Gathering Music: “Twelve Christmas Hymns and Carols.”
WestworthWinds arr. Patrick Rivers
Welcome and Announcements
Prelude: “Joy to the World” arr. S. Nestic
Call to Worship
Joy rings out through the world
As we prepare to welcome the Christ Child.
We set our feet on the path of peace,
We open our hearts to the way of love,
We turn our gaze to the humble stable in Bethlehem
As we gather courage to follow the Bright Morning Star.
With joy, we hear the ancient story.
With joy, we join our hearts in worship.
*Processional Hymn: VU 62 “Once in Royal David’sCity” IRBY
SOLOIST: Sara Gossen
Gathering Prayer Teresa S.
First Lesson: Genesis 1:1-12, 22-23 Maggie B.
Anthem: “Adam Lay Y-Bounden”
15th Century text, music Hubert Bird
Second Lesson: Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7 Earl G.
(Jesus’ birth is foretold)
*Hymn: VU 54 “Unto Us a Boy is Born”,v.1,2,4
PUER NOBIS NASCITUR
Third Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-8 Petra T.
(Words of comfort to Israel)
*Hymn: VU 18 “There’s A Voice in the Wildernes Crying” ASCENSION
Fourth Lesson: Micah 5:2-4 Kathy W.
(The glory of little Bethlehem is foretold)
Anthem: “O Little Town of Bethlehem” WalfordDavies
SOLOIST: Christina Thanisch-Smith
Fifth Lesson: from Baruch 4 & 5 Gordon M.
(Jerusalem is assured of help)
*Hymn: VU 9 “People Look East” BESANÇON
Offertory: “Sussex Carol” and “Rocking Carol” Peter Crisafulli
Dorcas Windsor, organ and Bettina Numan, flute
Dedication Hymn: VU 55“In the Bleak Midwinter” v.4
Sixth Lesson: Luke 1:26-35, 38 Paul C.
(The angel Gabriel visits Mary)
Anthem: “Companions, All Sing Loudly” John Mochnick
Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:1-7 Peter S.
(The birth of Jesus)
*Hymn: VU 71 “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”
Cherub & Senior Choirs: “Il est né” French Carol, arr. Kupferschmid
Eighth Lesson: Luke 2:8-20 Elaine P.
(Shepherds visit the manger)
*Hymn: VU 75 “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”
Cherub Anthem: “Star Carol” John Rutter
Ninth Lesson: John 1: 1-14 Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd
(John unfolds the great mystery)
Anthem: “Birthday Carol” David Willcocks
*Closing Hymn: VU 59 “Joy To the World” ANTIOCH
Postlude: “Adeste Fideles” arr. James D. Ployhar
You are kindly asked not to take photos or use
recording devices during the service.
Accompanist & Organist Dorcas Windsor
Conductor, Cherub Choir Jewel Casselman
Conductor, Westworth Winds Ray McClelland
Director of Music Debbie McLeod
Minister Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd
Coordinator of Children, Youth
and Family Ministries Maggie Barnett
Ushers Walter Watts and Janet Sealey
Thank you for joining us in worship and reflection this evening.
Thank you also for your ongoing support of the music program at Westworth United Church.
Tonight’s offering will be equally divided to support both our Choral Scholarship Programand Westworth’s General Fund. This year’s choral scholars are ChristinaT.-S. (soprano) and Austin W. (tenor).
Join us for our Christmas Worship Services!
Intergenerational Service with Children’s Pageant
with Senior & Cherub Choirs
Carols, Candles and Communion
with Senior Choir
Worship Around The Breakfast Tables
December 30, 2018 in the Gym
10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.
Sharing our favourite carols
Upcoming Events in 2019
Vocal Ascent Concert: Jan. 27, 2019, 7:00pm
Samedi Swing Big Band & Dance: Mar. 2, 2019, 7:00pm
Westworth 2019 Interfaith Dialogue: Responding to the TRC
Mondays, 7-9 pm:
March 11 at Congregation Etz Chayim with Shahina Siddiqui, Muslim, & Elder Theodore Fontaine
March 18 at Manitoba Buddhist Temple with Steve Heinrichs, Mennonite, & Elder Stan McKay
March 25 atWinnipeg Central Mosque with Brian McLeod, Buddhist, & Elder Adrian Jacobs
April 1 atWestworth United Church with Ruth Ashrafi, Jewish, & Elder Chickadee Richard