Second Sunday in Advent
The Art of Christmas
Sermon: The Art of Christmas – Hope, Rev. Donna Pritchard, preaching
Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8
This Week’s Music
- Prelude: When Morning Gilds the Skies; Sandra Ethun; Shelly Edwards, pianist
- Postlude: Christmas Tidings; C.E. Walz; Shelly Edwards, pianist
- Prelude: On This Day Earth Shall Ring; arr. Michael Joy; The Sanctuary Bells, Kris Sparks, director
- Anthem: Glory to God; Randol Bass; The Chancel Choir; Erick Lichte, conductor
- Offertory: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming; arr. Joel Raney; The Sanctuary Bells, Kris Sparks, director
- Postlude: Noel Allemande; J.C. Balbastre, Jonas Nordwall, organist
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