Monthly Archives: December 2016

With God in the Manager, Peace is Possible

Reverend Judith Reedy preaches about the upside down love that Christ’s birth brings us on Christmas Day, 2016.

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2,5-6

https://ia601501.us.archive.org/29/items/ChristmasDayMessage2016/Christmas%20Day%20Message%202016.mp3

“The Truth of the Christmas Story”

Reverend Judith Reedy offers a message about the gift of community and seeing the birth of Christ all around us.

Scripture:  Matthew 1:18-23, Luke 2:1-20, John 1: 1-14

https://ia601504.us.archive.org/13/items/TheTruthOfTheChristmasStory/The%20Truth%20of%20the%20Christmas%20Story.mp3

 

A Service of Lessons and Carols

A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Presented by Grace United Methodist Choir and Director of Music Michael Manes

Readers: Alice Montgomery and Chris Hauge

https://ia601508.us.archive.org/28/items/LessonsAndCarols2016/Lessons%20and%20Carols%202016.mp3

Processional Hymn           “O Come, All Ye Faithful”                 UMH 234 vs. 1,2,3,6

 

First Lesson

God punishes Adam, Eve and the serpent Genesis 3:8-15

“Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”                     UMH 196

 

Second Lesson

God’s Covenant with Abraham               Genesis 22:15-18

“Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”                         UMH 216

 

Third Lesson

Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold       Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

“Every Valley”                                             John Ness Beck

 

Fourth Lesson

The Peace of Christ Foreshown                     Isaiah 11:1-9

“Of the Father’s Love Begotten”                           UMH 184

 

Fifth Lesson

The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary               Luke 1:26-35

“In This Moment”                                         Susan Callaway

Soloist: Carol St. George

 

Sixth Lesson

The birth of Jesus                                               Luke 2:1-7

“Let Every Heart Prepare”                             Susan Callaway

 

Seventh Lesson

The Shepherds go to the Manger                     Luke 2:8-20

“Come Run Ye, Shepherds”                       arr. Hal H. Hopson

 

Eighth Lesson

The Magi seek the Christ Child                 Matthew 2:1-11

“El Rorro” (The Babe)                                     arr. Jeffery Van

 

Ninth Lesson

The mystery of the Incarnation                         John 1:1-14

Please, Christmas, Don’t Be Late!

Reverend Judith Reedy preaches about the joy that Christ’s coming presents to us and how we might share that joy this Advent season.

Scripture: James 5:7-10

https://ia601505.us.archive.org/8/items/PleaseChristmasDontBeLate/Please%20Christmas%20Dont%20Be%20Late.mp3

 

“What’s a Peaceable Kin-dom??”

Reverend Judith Reedy preaches about the peaceable kin-dom that Christ offers us to live into during this season of Advent.

Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10

https://ia601505.us.archive.org/17/items/WhatsAPeaceableKinDom/WhatsAPeaceableKin-dom.mp3