Carol Service

7:00 pm

December 11, 2022

Welcome to our virtual Carol Service!

Last night our sanctuary was filled with beautiful Christmas music and prayerful readings. In this service, we hear and receive the good news of the birth of Christ and we offer to God our thanksgiving in the joyful singing of carols.

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Special thanks to our Instrumentalists:

Elsa Sather, Cello
Joan Spares, Djembe
Stephanie Spares, Violin


Preludes – Else & Paula Sather, Cello & Piano

Processional Duet: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel“ – Jillian Vander Doelen & Sarah Roussel

Welcome – Rachel Hawes

On behalf of Walton church, I welcome you. We have come together as the family of God, in our Father’s presence, to celebrate the great festival of Christmas. In this service, we hear and receive the good news of the birth of Christ and we offer to God our thanksgiving in the joyful singing of carols.

Carol:  O Come All Ye Faithful 60VU verses 1,2,3  (with Cello & Violin)

Chancel Choir: “African Advent Carol” (with Djembe)

Youth Choir: “Deo” (with Djembe)

Reading – Rachel Hawes

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

Combined Choirs: Glorious Light (with cello)

ReadingRachel Hawes

At Christmas time we delight again to hear the story of the journey to Bethlehem, the song of the angels, the surprise of the shepherds, and their joy as they found Jesus in the manger.And lest we forget he became a refugee, we remember now the stranger and the lonely among us as we also remember those who are ill, or anxious, or bereaved. Let us in heart and mind go once again to Bethlehem, to hear the message of the angels and worship afresh the Son of God.

Trio: “Who on Earth Could Know” – Jillian & Linda Vander Dolen & Sarah Roussel

Chancel Choir: “The Angel Gabriel”

Reading- Rachel Hawes

There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them and they were so afraid. And the angel said to them ”Fear not, for behold I bring you tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth, goodwill towards men.

Carol: “The First Nowell” 91VU verses 1,2,3,6 (with Cello & Violin)

Offering our Gifts

We thank you for your free will offerings given at the doors before the service and those that will be given at the end of the service. We thank you also for any offering given electronically through the waltonmemorial.com website. Our offerings will now be received.

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Chancel Choir: “Glory to Thee My God This Night” (Doxology)

Offertory Prayer

We give to you today as a response to your goodness to us. We ask that you receive our offerings and continue to supply all our needs. May your peace be in our hearts, your grace be in our words, your love be in our hands and your joy be in our souls. Amen.

The Waltones – “Mary’s Boy Child”

The Waltones – “Do You See What I See?”

Carol: “Good King Wenceslas”

Carol: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (with Cello & Violin)

Reading

Winds thru the olive trees Softly did blow,
Round little Bethlehem, Long, long ago.
Sheep on the hillside lay, whiter than snow,
Shepherds were watching them, long, long ago.
Then from the happy sky, Angels bent low,
Singing their songs of joy. Long, long ago.
For in a manger bed, Cradled we know,
Christ came to Bethlehem, Long, long ago.

Chancel Choir: “Ding Dong Merrily On High”  (Green #10)

Chancel & Youth Choir: “Christmastime”

ReadingRachel Hawes

When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with the flocks,
then the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal those broken in spirit,
to feed the hungry,
to release the oppressed,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among all peoples,
to make a little music with the heart…
And to radiate the Light of Christ,
every day, in every way, in all that we do and in all that we say.
Then the work of Christmas begins.

Chancel Choir: “Pavane for a Silent Night” (with violin and cello)

Christmas PrayerRachel Hawes

Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men.
Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
May Christmas morning make us happy to be your children, and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus sake.
Amen.

Benediction: O Little Town of Bethlehem

O holy Child of Bethlehem.
descend to us, we pray;
cast out our sin, and enter in,
be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
the great glad tidings tell;
0 come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel!

Carol: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”  48VU  Green #14