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Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 10:00AM 

Third Sunday in Advent

 

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC SERVICE

SONGS OF THE SEASON

 

 

JOY: Who is My Neighbor?

Luke 1:47-55

 

HERE IS THE ADVANCE COPY OF SUNDAY’S BULLETIN…

 

 

                              MERRY CHRISTMAS, WITH LOVE

 

Preludes:     Ding, Dong, Merrily On High – Brass Quartet

 

                        Emmanuel, God With Us – violin, vocal solo- Sandy Griffiths

 

                        I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day – flute solo

 

                        Angels Medley – Brass Quartet and percussion

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Lighting of The Advent Candle                                                                    Black Book #2090

              Jerry Bursch and Carlos Najera

 

Opening Hymn – Hark, The Herald Angels Sing –                                      Red Book #240

 

                        “Christmastime” – Chancel and Children’s Choirs

 

                        “Good Christians All, Rejoice – violin solo

 

                        “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear” – Trumpet Solo

 

                        “O Holy Christ, in Love Come Down” – Chancel and Bell Choirs

Morning Prayer

Lord of delight and surprises, you come to us each day with opportunity, love, support. You pour your blessings on us, reminding us of your compassionate presence with us. Help us to be people of loving service. Help us to see the ways in which you enter our lives and enable us to serve you by serving your people. As we have come to you this day, bringing our concerns for healing and hope, remind us that you are with us all and that your healing mercies are given. Give us the courage to be faithful stewards of your creation and bring us together with one another in celebration and service. Lift us up, bring us forward, give us peace. For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

 

Centering Hymn – Angels We Have Heard On High                      Red Book #238 (v. 1-3)

Scripture Reading: Luke 1:47-55

Pastor’s Message: WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?                                 Rev. Dr. Lynn Reece

 

                        “Past Three O’clock” – Flute Solo

 

                        “Once In Royal David’s City” – Violin and Trumpet Duet

 

                        “Sing Hallelu” – Vocal Duet- Janet Wysong and Christina Harrell

 

                        “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” – flute solo

 

Offering – “Bring A Torch” – Bell Choir

 

                        “Merry Christmas, With Love” – Chancel Choir

 

Closing Hymn – “Joy To The World” – Red Book #246 Vs. 1,2, and 4

 

Postlude – “Exsultate Justi” – Brass Quartet and Timpani

 

 

PRAYERS OF COMFORT FOR: The family of Eddie Aguilar, and all the victims of wildfires.

PRAYERS OF CONCERN FOR:

Joshua, Steve, Chris Ackerman, Joan Ahuna, Jerry Averett, All Our Military, Stuart Barton, Joanne Bourquin,  Connie Bredemeyer, Larry Case, Analia Castillo, Paul Castillo, Hazel Cook, Tom & Patti Curth, Marsha Drew, Tyler Dimick, Lee & Sharon Ellis, Carole Gardner, Paul Gerhardt, Betty Graham, Chris Hansen, Eddie Hawkes, Chris & Raelene Hayes, Cliff Hayes, Jacob Hayes, Jeff Hayes, Harumi Hirohata, Marvin Jordan, William Lupien, The LU Family, Dani Melton, Danlin Melton, George Miller & Family, Hisae “Sue” Nicewonger, Nancy Noble,  Heather O’Brien, Jeff Parks, Martha Payne, John & Linda Person, Gene Poe, Greg Poe, Joshua Poe, Larry Poe, Melissa Pryor, Jeff Rich, Bryce Roberts, Corrina Robinson, Sheri Ross, Barry Sanda, Michael Sloan, Don Strickland, Tilch Familly, The Unemployed, David Vaughan, Verduzco Family, Dee White, Walt White, Vanessa Wilk, Ed Woodward, Jan Woodward, Wounded Warrior Families, Bud & Marcia Wrisley, Mike Zorick

PRAYERS FOR HEALING FOR:

Eddie Aguilar, Lupe Archeleta, Pat Barnhouse, Jack Bourquin, Daniel Buckelew, Michelle Chaffee, Joe & Joseph Collins, Mallory Collins, Betty Copher, Carolyn Daniels, Bulldog Bill Feingold, Barbara Feldmann, Tom Griffiths, Michael Gruber, Michelle Gruber, Michael Heyer, Greg James, Diana Kellar, Carla Kenning, Julie Kistler, Grace Lescher, Judy McCormack, Kyle McCormack, Mary Minamide, Edgardo Molato family, Jeanne Poe, Nancy Pryor, Margie Schriener,  Don Simmons, Paul Smith, Brynne Sorrell, Nancy Stevens, Suer Family, Kitty Van Slyke, Nancy Wakefield, John Webster, Mary Anne White, Walt White

 

The mission of the Shepherd of the Valley UMC is TO SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST WITH OUR NEIGHBORS IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY.

Shepherd of the Valley UMC

Physical Location: 45501 Deglet Noor Street

Mailing Address: PO Box 1805, Indio, CA 92202

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IndioUMC@gmail.com

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