November 29 Worship Order

Hanging of the Green
A Service for the beginning of Advent

11:00 A.M.

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
arr. Ritter

Welcome and Introduction
Dr. J. Michael Parnell

Opening Prayer
Dr. Mike

The Meaning of the Service
Dr. Mike

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!

Advent Wreath
Charlie and Anna Horne

Jeremiah 23: 5-6 and Narrative

Lighting of the Candle of Hope

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
arr. Kerrick

The Window Wreaths and Garland
Al Barbour

Isaiah 60: 13 and Narrative

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

The Holly and Ivy
Billy Evans

Isaiah 53: 3a, 4a, 5-6 and Narrative

O What a Beautiful Name
arr. Mauldin

The Candles
Anna Horne

Isaiah 60: 1-3 and Narrative

Handbell Solo
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
JoAnn Williford; arr. Lohr

The Chrismon Tree
Jimmy Benedict

Micah 5: 2, 4 and Narrative

Piano Meditation
O Holy Night
arr. Burger

The Poinsettias
Sharon Evans

Mark 14: 24 and Narrative

Joy to the World! The Lord is Come

The Tree Lighting
Norwood Pritchett

John 1: 9 and Narrative

Dr. Mike

Silent Night, Holy Night