An Advent Music Celebration with Chancel Choir & Full House Brass
Call to Worship
One: I knew joy, but when I heard the laugh of a child,
All: suddenly joy was overflowing.
One: I knew love, but when you held my hand,
All: suddenly love was overflowing.
One: I knew God, but when you showed me grace, when you forgave me, when you loved me, when you raised me,
All: suddenly God was overflowing.
One: Together, we worship this Loving God, remembering that God is here, and we are never alone.
All: This is community.
One: This is the body of Christ.
All: This is home.
Hymn: #161 What child is this
Welcome & Gathering Prayer
The Gift of Welcome
Genesis 1, selected verses
O come all ye faithful, Full House Brass
The Gift of Hope
Night of Silence (Daniel Cantor), sung by Knox Chancel Choir
The Gift of Peace
Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth, Arr. Jay Althouse
Sung by Elysha Vorstenbosch and Jake Villeneuve
The Gift of Accompaniment
Mid-Winter, Bob Chilcott, sung by Knox Chancel Choir
Lighting of the Advent Candle of Love
Nicole Bardeau, Steve McGrath, Quinn and Rylan
Sung Response: #119 Hope is a star (vs. 4)
Love is a flame that burns in our heart.
Jesus has come and will never depart.
When God is a child there’s joy in our song.
The last shall be first and the weak shall be strong,
and none shall be afraid.
Hymn #151 Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming
The Gift of Incarnation
O Holy Night, Full House Brass
The Gift of Proclamation
Luke 2:15-18, John 4:39-42, Mark 15:33,27-39, Luke 24:33-35
Go tell it on the mountain, Full House Brass
The Gift Offered
Offertory Hark the Herald angels sing, Full House Brass
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope
Life & Ministry of Knox Waterloo
The Gift of Joy
Joy to the World, Hal H. Hopson, sung by Knox Chancel Choir
God Rest Ye Merry, Full House Brass
- The Rev. Hugh Donnelly
- The Rev. Courtney Crawford
- Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Full House Brass
Trumpet: Debra Lacoste & Dave Manning
Horn: Randi Patterson
Trombone: Carolyn Culp
Bass trombone: Susan Follows
Reading Accompaniment adapted from a prayer by Sarah Are, A Sanctified Art LLC, sanctifiedart.org, Used with permission
Night of Silence, Daniel Kantor
Virtual performance permissions granted by GIA Publications, INC., Dec. 16, 2020
Mid-Winter, Bob Chilcott
Virtual performance permissions granted by Oxford University Press, Nov. 26, 2020
Joy to the World, Hal H. Hopson
Virtual performance permissions requested from publisher, Nov. 19, 2020
Knox Waterloo: CCLI License # 2580326
Images and videos used with permission