Worship at Epworth, December 30, 2018

8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Lessons & Carols

First Lesson: Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7, 8:30 AM Rev. Karen Whitaker, 11:00 AM Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim

The prophet announces the birth of a king to a people in darkness.

Carol 211: Oh Come, O Come Emmanuel

Second Lesson: Isaiah 11: 1-4a, 6-9, 8:30 AM Elaine Winston, 11:00 AM Megan Whitaker

The King is coming and will usher in a reign of justice for the poor and peace for all God’s creation.

Carol: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, Sung by the Chancel Choir

Third Lesson: Luke 1: 26-35, 38, 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM Kenneth Roberts

The angel Gabriel announces to the virgin Mary that she will give birth to God’s promised Son, whose kingdom will never end.

Carol 238: Angels We Have Heard on High

Fourth Lesson: Luke 2: 1-7, 8:30 AM Sid Anderson, 11:00 AM Amanda Wilson

Against a backdrop of emperors and taxes, Jesus is born.

Carol 229: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Fifth Lesson: Luke 2: 8-16, 8:30 AM David Jackson, 11:00 AM Ethan Benware

The shepherds go to see the Savior of the world and find Him lying in a manger.

Carol 221: In the Bleak Midwinter, Verses: 1, 2 and 4

Sixth Lesson: Matthew 2: 1-11, 8:30 AM Al Winston, 11:00 AM Carie Dupree

The wise men follow a star to find the child Jesus, the King of the Jews.

Carol: Go Tell It On the Mountain, Sung by soloist Mary Gyurki-Kiss

Seventh Lesson: John 1: 1-14, 8:30 AM Maureen Oakes, 11:00 AM Rev. Karen H. Whitaker

John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation.

Hymns at 8:30 and 11:00: O Come, All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World

Offertory: Mary Did You Know, Judy Daymont, soprano

Benediction Response 11:00 AM: Gaelic Blessing, Megan Whitaker

9:00 AM Worship Lessons & Carols

First Lesson: Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7, Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim

Carol: Emmanuel, Emmanuel

Second Lesson: Luke 1: 26-35, 38, Kaitlyn Montgomery

Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem

Third Lesson: Luke 2: 1-7, J.D. Wilson

Carol: The First Noel, Verse 1

Fourth Lesson: Luke 2: 8-16, Tina Wilcox

Carol: Angels We Have Heard on High

Fifth Lesson: John 1: 1-14, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker

Carol: O Come All Ye Faithful

Songs: Jesus, the Light of the World, Joy to the World

Offertory: What Child is This?, Duet: Jung Choi, piano and Ian Kim, violin

Ushers: 8:30 Mike Shiflett, 11:00 Emily Dike, Rick Dike, Al West & Jerry McDaniel

Acolyte: Cameron Posey

Crucifer: Jerryl Christopher

Counters: Bill Matteson & Steve Smith

Sound Technicians: 9:00 Lewis Bass IV, 11:00 Chuck Darr

Bus Driver: Larry Reeves

Altar Guild: Kathy & Harry Dutton, Kenneth Roberts and Judy Daymont







9:00 AM Service

Sermon: “Divine Plotting”, Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim

Scripture: Luke 1:39-45

Songs: Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, Almost There, Silent Night, Christmas Hallelujah

Greeters: Susan Armour, Meg Bass

Ushers: Marvin Carver, Jeff Rankin, Morgan West, Jay Hallan

Acolyte: Olivia Vandevander

Crucifer: Ian Kim

Youth Reader: Elise Benware

Bus Driver: Larry Reeves

Sound Technicians: 9:00-Lewis Bass, IV, 11:00-Chuck Darr

December Altar Guild: Kathy & Harry Dutton, Joyce Dalgleish, Kenneth Roberts, Judy Daymont

Counters: Judy Daymont, Susan Armour