Summerlea United Church
225 50th Ave, Lachine, Québec, H8T2T7, Canada. 514-634-2651

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(This service was recorded earlier on December 9 in the 'empty' sanctuary.)

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Sunday, December 13, 2020
Third Sunday in Advent
White Gift Sunday

Prelude and Welcome

Carol of the Bells

by M. Liontovych
(arr'd by Melody Bober)

Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
(1877 - 1921)

"[The] Conductor of the Ukrainian Republic Choir Oleksander Koshyts ... commissioned Leontovych to create the song based on traditional Ukrainian folk chants, and the resulting new work for choir, "Shchedryk", was based on four notes Leontovych found in an anthology." - Wikipedia

Welcome & Announcements


(The picture is the link.)

Hope is a Star (VU 7)

Hope is a star that shines in the night,
leading us on till the morning is bright.

When God is a child
There's joy in our song.
The last shall be first
And the weak shall be strong,
And none shall be afraid.

Peace is a ribbon that circles the earth,
Giving a promise of safety and worth.

Joy is a song that welcomes the dawn,
Telling the world that the Saviour is born.


Love is a flame that burns in our heart.
Jesus has come and will never depart.


The Third Advent Candle is lit.

A candle is burning, a candle of JOY,
A candle to welcome brave Mary's new boy
Our hearts fill with wonder and eyes light and glow
As joy brightens winter like sunshine on snow.

Scripture Readings

In the Bleak Midwinter (VU55)

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.

(Chateaugay N.Y. click to enlarge)

Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign;
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God almighty, Jesus Christ.

Enough for him, whom cherubim worship night and day,
A breast full of milk, and a manger full of hay.
Enough for him, whom angels fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.

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 I can I give him --- give my heart.



Dare to Rejoice

(Scott's sermon text is HERE.)

From March of 2013!

Anthem: Arise and Sing

by Dave & Jean Perry


and Dedication

Grant us, God, the grace of giving,
With a spirit large and free,
That ourselves and all our living
We may offer faithfully.

Hark the Glad Sound
(VU 29)

Hark, the glad sound!
The Saviour comes,
The Saviour promised long:
Let every heart prepare a throne,
And every voice a song.

He comes, the prisoners to release
In Satan's bondage held;
The gates of brass before him burst,
The iron fetters yield.

He comes, the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure,
And with the treasures of his grace
To bless the humble poor.

Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Your welcome shall proclaim;
And heaven's eternal arches ring
With your beloved name.

Sing the Blessing:

Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim
One more light the bowl shall brim,
Shining beyond the frosty weather,
Bright as sun and moon together.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the star, is on the way.


Angels We Have Heard On High

Arr'd by Melody Bober

Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming (VU 8)

From tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse's lineage coming,
As seers of old have sung.
It came, a flower bright,
Amid the cold of winter
When half spent was the night.

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 men a Savior
When half spent was the night.

Now crack open ye ole Hymn book
for a couple of old favourites

And Sing Them Out!!

Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Angels from the realms of glory
Wing your flight o'er all the earth
Ye, who sang Creation's story
Now proclaim Messiah's birth
Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ the newborn King

Shepherds in the fields abiding
Watching o'er your flocks by night
God with man is now residing
Yonder shines the Infant light
Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ the newborn King

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