Trinitarian Congregational Church

Virtual Bulletin | Sunday – First Sunday After Christmas (December 27, 2020)

Prelude
Elizabeth Markey – Harp


Praise
Student Band

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Verse 1
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King:
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with th’angelic hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Refrain
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King”

Verse 2
Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of the Virgin’s womb:
veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail th’incarnate Deity,
pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel. [Refrain]

Verse 3
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
born that we no more may die,
born to raise us from the earth,
born to give us second birth. [Refrain]


Call To Worship
Adam Kurihara


Praise

Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Verse 1
Of the Father’s love begotten
ere the worlds began to be,
he is Alpha and Omega,
he the Source, the Ending he,
of the things that are, that have been,
and that future years shall see,
evermore and evermore!

Verse 2
O that birth forever blessed,
when the Virgin, full of grace,
by the Holy Ghost conceiving,
bore the Savior of our race;
and the babe, the world’s Redeemer,
first revealed his sacred face,
evermore and evermore!

Verse 3
This is he whom heav’n-taught singers
sang of old with one accord,
whom the Scriptures of the prophets
promised in their faithful word;
now he shines, the long expected;
let creation praise its Lord,
evermore and evermore!

Verse 4
O ye heights of heav’n, adore him;
angel hosts, his praises sing:
all dominions, bow before him
and extol our God and King;
let no tongue on earth be silent,
ev’ry voice in concert ring,
evermore and evermore!

Verse 5
Christ, to thee, with God the Father,
and, O Holy Ghost, to thee,
hymn and chant and high thanksgiving
and unwearied praises be,
honor, glory, and dominion
and eternal victory,
evermore and evermore!


O Day of Peace

Verse 1
O day of peace that dimly shines
Through all our hopes and prayers and dreams
Guide us to justice, truth and love
Delivered from our selfish schemes

Verse 2
May swords of hate fall from our hands
Our hearts from envy find release
Till by God’s grace our warring world
Shall see Christ promised reign of peace

Verse 3
Then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb
Nor shall the fierce devour the small
As beasts and cattle calmly graze
A little child shall lead them all

Verse 4
Then enemies shall learn to love
All creatures find their true accord
The hope of peace shall be fulfilled
For all the earth shall know the Lord


Announcements

Upcoming Services for 2021

  • Pastor Tom and Pastor Kyle are on vacation this week, and will return after the New Year.
  • Worship Service on January 3rd, 9:30am, LIVE-STREAMED ONLY

Sermon – Life In Between the Times
Rev. Dr. Mateus de Campos


Offering
Virtual Choir
O Magnum Mysterium


Congregational Prayer
Adam Kurihara


O Holy Night

Verse 1
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth;
Long lay the world in sin and error pining, ‘Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn;

Chorus
Fall on your knees, Oh hear the angel voices!
O night divine! O night when Christ was born. O night, O holy night, O night divine.

Verse 2
Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming; With glowing hearts by his cradle we stand:
So, led by light of a star sweetly gleaming, Here come the wise men from Orient land,
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger, In all our trials born to be our friend;

Chorus
He knows our need, To our weakness no stranger! Behold your King!
Before Him lowly bend! Behold your King! your King! before him bend!

Verse 3
Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is Love and His gospel is Peace;
Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother, And in his name all oppression shall cease, Sweet hymns of joy in grateful Chorus raise we; Let all within us praise his Holy name!

Chorus
Christ is the Lord, oh praise his name forever!

His pow’r and glory, evermore proclaim!
His pow’r and glory, evermore proclaim!


Benediction
Rev. Dr. Mateus de Campos

May Jesus Christ, the sun of righteousness, who comes with healing in his wings, fill you with the joy and peace that passes all understanding. The blessing of God almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always


Postlude
Markey Family
Joy To The World


Band this Morning:

Virtual Bulletin | Sunday – Christmas Eve (December 24, 2020)

Prelude
Charlie Orr, Organ


Wexford Carol

Verse 1
Good people all, this Christmas time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done,
In sending His belovèd Son.
With Mary holy we should pray
To God with love this Christmas Day;
In Bethlehem upon the morn
There was a blest Messiah born.

Verse 2
The night before that happy tide
The noble virgin and her guide
Were long time seeking up and down
To find a lodging in the town.
But mark how all things came to pass:
From every door repelled, alas!
As long foretold, their refuge all
Was but a humble oxen stall.

Verse 3
With thankful heart and joyful mind,
The shepherds went the babe to find,
And as God’s angel has foretold,
They did our Savior Christ behold.
Within a manger He was laid,
And by His side the virgin maid
Attending to the Lord of Life,
Who came on earth to end all strife


Call To Worship
Adam Kurihara

Isaiah 9

Leader: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
People: on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.

Leader: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
People: And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


Praise

O Come All Ye Faithful

Verse 1
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come and behold him, born the King of angels;

Chorus 1
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ, the Lord

Verse 2
Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above:
“Glory to God, all glory in the highest! [Refrain]

Verse 3
Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be all glory giv’n;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing; [Refrain]

Chorus 2
For You alone are worthy, for You alone are worthy;
For You alone are worthy, Christ the Lord!

Chorus 3
We give You all the glory, we give You all the glory;
We give You all the glory, Christ the Lord!


Scripture Reading 1
Andrew Kouris

Isaiah 40:1-11


O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Verse 1
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Verse 2
O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer
our spirits by thine advent here;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
and death’s dark shadows put to flight

Refrain
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Verse 3
O come, thou Wisdom from on high,
who orderest all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.

Refrain

Verse 4:
O come, Desire of nations, bind
in one the hearts of all mankind;
bid thou our sad divisions cease,
and be thyself our King of Peace

Refrain


Scripture Reading 2
Ben Morse

Luke 2:8-14


Praise

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!

Verse 1
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King:
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with th’angelic hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Refrain
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King”

Verse 2
Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of the Virgin’s womb:
veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail th’incarnate Deity,
pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel. [Refrain]

Verse 3
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
born that we no more may die,
born to raise us from the earth,
born to give us second birth. [Refrain]


Sermon – Comfort, Comfort My People! 
Rev. Dr. Thomas Petter


Song of Response

In The Bleak Mid-Winter

Verse 1
In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan
Earth stood hard as iron
Water like a stone
Snow had fallen snow on snow
Snow on snow
In the bleak midwinter
Long ago

Verse 2
Our God heav’n cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain
Heav’n and earth shall flee away
When He comes to reign
In the bleak midwinter
A stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty
Jesus Christ

Verse 3
Angels and archangels
May have gathered there
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air
But His mother only
In her maiden bliss
Worshipped the Beloved
With a kiss

Verse 4
What can I give Him
Poor as I am
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb
If I were a wise man
I would do my part
Yet what can I give Him
Give my heart


Congregational Prayer
Dr. Donna Petter


Song of Response

Silent Night

Verse 1
Silent night holy night
All is calm all is bright
‘Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Verse 2
Silent night holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heav’nly hosts sing alleluia
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born

Verse 3
Silent night holy night
Son of God love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus Lord at Thy birth
Jesus Lord at Thy birth
Christ the Savior is born


Benediction
Rev. Dr. Thomas Petter


Postlude


Band this Evening:

  • Acoustic Guitar – Adam Kurihara
  • Acoustic Guitar – Gabe McHugh
  • Banjo – Ben Keyes
  • Vocals – Kristin Neprud
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2020 Deacons’ Fund Donation & Offering

Traditionally, TCC’s donations and offerings during Holy Week, and Christmas Eve go directly to the TCC Deacons’ Fund. During this COVID time, through the Deacons’ Fund, the church is fulfilling Jesus’ call to help those who are hungry and thirsty and suffering. As a result of selfless giving by the congregation, we have been able to respond positively to those in need and we are enormously grateful and offer heartfelt thanks for these generous offerings.

We ask that you to prayerfully consider giving to the Fund.

If you are using the on-line giving feature for your offering, please indicate in the ‘optional memo’ that it is for the Deacons’ Fund. If you are mailing or giving a check in the offering baskets, please write Deacons’ Fund in the memo line.

If you, or you know someone that might need assistance, please consider filling out one of the applications below.

Deacons’ Fund Individual Application

Deacons’ Fund Neighbor Help Request Form

Or you can go directly to the Deacons’ page for more information. You can email the application to the Front Desk at frontdesk@tccwayland.org , or drop it off at the church, and the office staff will make sure it gets to the Deacons. From there, the Deacons will contact the applicant directly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Bulletin | Sunday – Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 20, 2020)

Prelude

Organ


Gathering Hymn

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Verse 1
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Verse 2
O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer
our spirits by thine advent here;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
and death’s dark shadows put to flight

Refrain
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Verse 3
O come, thou Wisdom from on high,
who orderest all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.

Refrain

Verse 4:
O come, Desire of nations, bind
in one the hearts of all mankind;
bid thou our sad divisions cease,
and be thyself our King of Peace

Refrain
Refrain


Advent Wreath Lighting
Sarah Comeau and Becky Collins, 9:30A Service ONLY

Based on Psalm 103 and John 15

Before the service: Make sure 2 purple and 1 pink candles are lit

As a symbol of our expectation for the coming of our Lord we call one
another to worship by lighting candles of the Advent wreath. Each week,
the addition of a new candle depicts the growing expectation we have
for the coming of Christ, the light of the world.

We are also reminded of those who waited thousands of years for the
Messiah.

Today we light the fourth candle of Advent. This is the candle of LOVE.

[Light the final purple candle during this reading]

The steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on
those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those
who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.
Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. This is
my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

All: I am giving you these commands so that you may love one
another.

Let us pray:
God of hope, Prince of peace, and Lord of love, you are so good to us.
Teach us to love this world and all people as you love us in Jesus Christ,
our Lord. God of promise, God of hope, into our darkness come. Amen.


Praise

O Come All Ye Faithful

Verse 1
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come and behold him, born the King of angels;

Refrain:
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ, the Lord

Verse 2
Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above:
“Glory to God, all glory in the highest! [Refrain]

Verse 3
Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be all glory giv’n;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing; [Refrain]


Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Verse 1
Come behold the wondrous myst’ry
In the dawning of the King
He the theme of heaven’s praises
Robed in frail humanity
In our longing in our darkness
Now the light of life has come
Look to Christ who condescended
Took on flesh to ransom us

Verse 2
Come behold the wondrous myst’ry
He the perfect Son of Man
In His living in His suff’ring
Never trace nor stain of sin
See the true and better Adam
Come to save the hell-bound man
Christ the great and sure fulfillment
Of the law in Him we stand

Verse 3
Come behold the wondrous myst’ry
Christ the Lord upon the tree
In the stead of ruined sinners
Hangs the Lamb in victory
See the price of our redemption
See the Father’s plan unfold
Bringing many sons to glory
Grace unmeasured love untold

Verse 4
Come behold the wondrous myst’ry
Slain by death the God of life
But no grave could e’er restrain Him
Praise the Lord He is alive
What a foretaste of deliv’rance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when He comes


Ministry Spotlight
Chrysa Bliati-Lazaridou with Sarah Comeau


Congregational Prayer
Sarah Comeau


Greeting
Children’s/Youth Ministry Dismissal (11a only)


Announcements

Upcoming Services for the Christmas Season:

  • Children’s Pageant STREAMED on December 20th, 4pm, via YOUTUBE ONLY
  • Christmas Eve Service on December 24th, 3pm, LIVE-STREAMED, OUTDOORS ONLY
  • Post Christmas Worship Service on December 27th, 9:30am, LIVE-STREAMED ONLY

Scripture Reading
Becky Collins

Matthew 2:13-23


Sermon – A Christmas Carol
Rev. Dr. Thomas Petter


Song of Response

O Holy Night

Verse 1
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth;
Long lay the world in sin and error pining, ‘Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn;

Chorus
Fall on your knees, Oh hear the angel voices!
O night divine! O night when Christ was born. O night, O holy night, O night divine.

Verse 2
Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming; With glowing hearts by his cradle we stand:
So, led by light of a star sweetly gleaming, Here come the wise men from Orient land,
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger, In all our trials born to be our friend;

Chorus
He knows our need, To our weakness no stranger! Behold your King!
Before Him lowly bend! Behold your King! your King! before him bend!

Verse 3
Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is Love and His gospel is Peace;
Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother, And in his name all oppression shall cease, Sweet hymns of joy in grateful Chorus raise we; Let all within us praise his Holy name!

Chorus
Christ is the Lord, oh praise his name forever!

His pow’r and glory, evermore proclaim!
His pow’r and glory, evermore proclaim!


Benediction
Rev. Dr. Thomas Petter


Postlude


Band this Morning:

  • Vocals and Piano – Eric Andersen
  • Vocals and Guitar – Alex Kouris
  • Violin – Eleanor Markey
  • Keys – Calvin Neprud

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2021 Faith Promise Donation

2021 FAITH PROMISE DONATION

Thank you to our TCC Congregants who have already made their 2021 pledges! For those who have not pledged yet, thank you for considering a pledge to our 2021 budget. You have several options in which to make this pledge. The fastest and easiest way is to contact Aimee Mury, Contributions Officer and type 2021 Faith Promise Pledge in the subject line. 

OR

  • Mail your 2021 Faith Promise card which you received in the mail to Aimee Mury, TCC Contributions Officer, Trinitarian Congregational Church, 53 Cochituate Rd., Wayland, MA 01778
  • Drop your 2021 Faith Promise card at the church on Sunday, or to the TCC Office, from 9:00A-2:30P, M-F.