Order of Worship

December 5th, 2021

Ringing of the Church Bell and Lighting of the Altar Candles (And a Candle at Home) 10 AM

Thought for the week: “Mankind was my busy-ness!  Charity!  Mercy!  Benevolence!  They were all my business!  My trade dealings were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”  Charles Dickens (1812-1870) as “Marley”   

Advent Hymn:                  “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”    v. 1              No.  211 UMH

O Come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.  Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. 

 Advent Candle Lighting  Joel, Carmen, Alicia, Carmenita, and Joelito Hortiales

Today we light the Prophet’s candle of Hopeand the Bethlehem candle of Faith –  Luke 1:68-79

                                               “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”     v. 1

O Come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.  Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.                                                                                                                                                                                                

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens… from a script performed by Lionel Barrymore and Orson Wells on December 24, 1936 through CBS Radio from Chicago’s Wrigley Building, Sponsored by Campbell’s Soup.   The casting is as follows: 

Ed McRae: Ebenezer Scrooge

Zach Lotshaw: Bob Cratchit and Belle’s Husband 

Jenn Hurd: Street Kids at the beginning and end, Mrs. Cratchit and Person on the Street 

Henry Hurd: Fred and Young Scrooge

Martina McRae: The Methodist Woman 

Susan Johnson: Marley, Fezziwig, and Person on the Street

Carmenita Hortiales: The Ghost of Christmas Past and Belinda Cratchit 

Alicia Hortiales: Belle and Martha Cratchit 

Rex Varney: The Ghost of Christmas Present

Joelito Hortiales: Tiny Tim 

Pastor Bethany: Narrator, Want, and Sound Effects  

Bardsdale Closing Song: 

May the God of Peace be with you, holding you in strong fingered hands, and may you be an instrument of God’s peace, to those whose hands you hold, and may the blessings of peace, be with you, be with you, be with you.    (Edited by Roberta Palmer)