Virtual Bulletin | Sunday – Third Sunday of Advent (December 13, 2020)


Elizabeth Markey, Harp

Gathering Hymn

Wake, Awake, For Night Is Flying

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Verse 1
“Wake, awake, for night is flying,”
the watchmen on the heights are crying;
“Awake, Jerusalem, arise!”
Midnight hears the welcome voices
and at the thrilling cry rejoices:
“Where are the virgins pure and wise?
The Bridegroom comes: Awake!
Your lamps with gladness take!
With bridal care and faith’s bold prayer,
to meet the Bridegroom, come, prepare!”

Verse 2
Zion hears the watchmen singing,
and in her heart new joy is springing.
She wakes, she rises from her gloom.
For her Lord comes down all-glorious
and strong in grace, in truth victorious.
Her star is risen, her light is come!
Now come, O Blessed One,
Lord Jesus, God’s own Son.
Sing hosanna!
We answer all in joy your call;
we follow to the wedding hall.

Verse 3
Lamb of God, the heavens adore you,
the saints and angels sing before you
with harp and cymbals’ clearest tone.
Of one pearl each shining portal,
where, joining with the choir immortal,
we gather round your radiant throne.
No eye has seen that light,
no ear the echoed might
of your glory;
yet there shall we in victory
sing shouts of joy eternally!

Advent Wreath Lighting
Ben and Noah Keyes, 9:30A Service ONLY


Joy To The World

Verse 1
Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let ev’ry heart prepare him room,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.

Verse 2
Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns;
Let all their songs employ,
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

Verse 3
No more let sin and sorrow grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as the curse is found.

Verse 4
He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness,
And wonders of his love,
And wonders of his love,
And wonders, wonders of his love.

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Verse 1
Come, Thou long-expected Jesus, born to set Thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation, hope of all the earth Thou art;
dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart.

Verse 2
Joy to those who long to see thee, Dayspring from on high, appear;
come, thou promised Rod of Jesse, of thy birth we long to hear!
O’er the hills the angels singing news, glad tidings of a birth;
“Go to him, your praises bringing; Christ the Lord has come to earth.

Verse 3
”Come to earth to taste our sadness, he whose glories knew no end;
by his life he brings us gladness, our Redeemer, Shepherd, Friend.
Leaving riches without number, born within a cattle stall;
this the everlasting wonder, Christ was born the Lord of all.

Verse 4
Born Thy people to deliver, born a child, and yet a King,
born to reign in us forever, now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal Spirit rule in all our hearts alone;
by Thine own sufficient merit, raise us to Thy glorious throne.

Ministry Spotlight
Marty Bodley, TCC Board, 9:30A ONLY

Congregational Prayer
Ben and Noah Keyes

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


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


Come To Us O Lord

Verse 1
O living Word; please come and dwell in us
Lord wipe away, these tears
O Ancient Son; so long foretold
We’re desperate souls, draw near

And we will stand,
Securely in the strength of the Lord
Every heart will surely come and adore
The Great I Am

Verse 2
Our Shepherd King; please come and dwell with us
To fields of grace; lead on

And we will stand,

Securely in the strength of the Lord
Every heart will surely come and adore
The Great I Am
We need You now
Break our chains by Your glory and power
Make us captive to a holy desire
Come to us O Lord
Come to us O Lord

Prince of Peace, Emmanuel

Lord draw us close, unto Thyself
King of kings, God’s chosen One
We need you now; to Thee we run

Scripture Reading
Ben Morse

Matthew 2:1-12

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’”

Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.


Sermon – Rolling Out The Red Carpet
Rev. Dr. Thomas Petter


Song of Response

Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming

Verse 1
Lo how a rose e’er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung
Of Jesse’s lineage coming
As men of old have sung
It came a flower bright
Amid the cold of winter
When half gone was the night

Verse 2
Isaiah ’twas foretold it
The rose I have in mind
With Mary we behold it
The virgin mother kind
To show God’s love aright
She bore to us a Savior
When half gone was the night

Verse 3
This flower whose fragrance tender
With sweetness fills the air
Dispels with glorious splendor
The darkness everywhere
True man yet very God
From sin and death He saves us
And lightens every load

Rev. Dr. Thomas Petter


Elizabeth Markey, Harp

Band this Morning:

  • Worship Leader, Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Adam Kurihara
  • Electric Guitar – John Marciniec
  • Harp – Elizabeth Markey
  • Piano and Vocals – Ben Morse