Hanging of the Green
A Service for the beginning of Advent
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Welcome and Introduction
Dr. J. Michael Parnell
The Meaning of the Service
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Litany of the Greens
How can we prepare this house for the coming of Jesus the King?
With branches of cedar, the tree of royalty.
How shall we prepare this house for the coming of Jesus, the eternal Christ?
With garland of wreaths of pine and fir, whose leaves are ever living, ever green.
How shall we prepare this house for the coming of Jesus, our savior?
With arrangements of holly and ivy, symbolizing His passion, death and resurrection.
How shall we prepare this house for the coming of Jesus, the Son of God?
By again hearing the words of the prophets who foretold the saving work of God.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the would through Him might be saved.
All Glory to God in the highest!
Charlie and Anna Horne
Jeremiah 23: 5-6 and Narrative
Lighting of the Candle of Hope
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
The Window Wreaths and Garland
Isaiah 60: 13 and Narrative
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
The Holly and Ivy
Isaiah 53: 3a, 4a, 5-6 and Narrative
O What a Beautiful Name
Isaiah 60: 1-3 and Narrative
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
JoAnn Williford; arr. Lohr
The Chrismon Tree
Micah 5: 2, 4 and Narrative
O Holy Night
Mark 14: 24 and Narrative
Joy to the World! The Lord is Come
The Tree Lighting
John 1: 9 and Narrative
Silent Night, Holy Night