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This Sunday in Church: Advent II

December 2, 2010

The Old Testament Scriptures


Isaiah 11: 1 – 10 –  In which Isaiah has a vision of the coming kingdom of God.

Psalm 72: 1 – 7, 18 – 19 –  In which the psalmist extols the righteous rule of the King’s Son.


The New Testament Scriptures


Romans 15: 4 – 13:  In which St. Paul writes to the congregation at Rome that they ought to rejoice in the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy regarding the stump of Jesse, which was fulfilled in Christ Jesus.


Matthew 3: 1 – 12 –  In which John the Baptist cries out in the wilderness, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord!”


Special Music

Organ Prelude and Postlude –  Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming and Prelude in A Minor by Johannes Brahms.

Lou Carol’s Organ Notes –  Today’s prelude is a free adaptation of the Advent hymn #81.  Brahms decorates the melody with many chromatic inflections and melodic figurations.  Manual changes from soft to loud differentiate the phrases of the chorale.

Bell Choir Prelude –  Gloria! by Dan Edwards

Introit –  Populus Sion

Offertory Anthem –  Creator alme siderum, by Michael Praetorius

Communion Anthem –  Comfort ye my people, Every Valley Shall be Exalted, from Messiah, Bryan Hoyos – Tenor.

Bell Choir Communion Music –  Following Yonder Star, by Sharon Elery Rogers.


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