Chapel - December 16, 2014 - 10:00am

Preacher 
Rev. Prof. Emeritus Phil Lepak
Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Dennis Marzolf
Other service participants 
Soloist: Nick Lillienthal

Order of Service

* Prelude

* Hymn, 127, I Am So Glad When Christmas Comes

* Reading: Matthew 1:18-21 

* Homily

* Prayer (from various Psalms, read responsively)

P: The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock!  Exalted be God my Savior!                                       Psa. 18:46

C: He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior.            Psa. 24:5

P: Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior,

and my hope is in you all day long                 Psa. 25:5

C: Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger;

you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me,

O God my Savior.                                          Psa. 27:9

P: Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.                 Psa. 38:22

C: Why are you downcast, O my soul?

Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God,

for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.        Psa. 42:5

P: Why are you downcast, O my soul?

Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God,

for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.     Psa. 42:11

C: Why are you downcast, O my soul?

Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God,

for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.        Psa. 43:5

P: You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness,

O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth

and of the farthest seas,                                                 Psa. 65:5

C: Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,  who daily bears our burdens.                                         Psa. 68:19

P: Help us, O God our Savior, for the glory of your name;

deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake.   Psa. 79:9

C: Restore us again, O God our Savior,

and put away your displeasure toward us.        Psa. 85:4

All: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, forevermore.  Amen.

 

Solo: The Shepherds                                     P. Cornelius, Opus 8, No. 2

Shepherds watch in the field; Night's bright stars are revealed;

Only the shepherds are waking and watching.

And an angel of light, suddenly speaks through the night:

"Christ, the Savior of nations appeareth!"

Angel voices now sing: "Glory be to our King! And on earth peace and goodwill to mankind!"

Hurry the shepherds fast, reaching the Child at last,

There adoring they linger and praise Him.

* Blessing

* Postlude

Scripture

Matthew 1:18-21 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”