Summerlea United Church
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Candlelight Service

December 15, 2016

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“Behold, the virgin shall be with child,
and bear a Son,
and they shall call His name Immanuel,”
which is translated,
“God with us.”

Matthew 1:23
(New King James Version)

Connie has warmed up the choir...

Acadia Hall has been readied...

And we are ready for the prelude...

Warm thanks are due to both Mona Abbondanza and Andrejs Vitols who stepped in to help the choir as several of our "regulars" were unavailable!

After the processional and a word of welcome
we were invited by the choir to Advent with the
Carol for Advent

(by Don Besig).
And then we are asked to
Come and See the Child
(by Mark Patterson)
And the choir tells us that
"Christmas Comes Anew" with the traditional French carol:

Noël Nouvelet

Lessons from the Hebrew Scriptures:
Isaiah 7:10-14 and Micah 5:2-5a
read by Susan Ippersiel and Nancy Mark.

The evening's guest speaker, Ron Coughlin, delivered the Greek Scripture lesson in his trademark story-telling style"
Luke 2:1-20
Ron's Christmas message followed:
The Songs of Angels and Shepherds

More from the choir....

A Christmas Lullaby by John Rutter.

To help the baby sleep...

Just a minute!!

Is that George???

We'll have to have a talk with that boy.

To bring the service to a close is Scott with a Benediction
and a rousing choral postlude by the choir:

Cry Out! by Davenport, arr. by D. Wagner.

And of course, it wouldn't be the Candlelight
without homemade Goodies and Fellowship.

Lastly, a HUGE thank-you to organizer Ruth Heim, to Connie & The Choir, to our guest speaker Ron Coughlin
and to all who contributed so much to make the evening so SPECIAL.

So yet another year has passed...   My, my....
(How does it happen?)

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