Reflective reading: We would know more of you. Brueggemann again.
Gathering Song: The last of the chants inspired by Anis Mojgani.
Walk Through This With Me
Processional: Creator of the Stars of Night
Verse 1 Creator of the stars of night, your people’s everlasting light;
O God deliverer of us all, we pray you hear us when we call.
Verse 2 When this old world drew on toward night, you gave us stars in
The moon to guide our pilgrim way, and bring us to your glorious day.
Verse 3 Deep in the darkness we begin, the dark outside the deep within.
So now ignite a single flame, the shadows form, let light remain.
Verse 4 O breath of life, eternal fire, present now in us and inspire;
O boundless faith and courage clear, we shine your light to banish fear.
Verse 5 Your wisdom with full promise burns, we give our promise in return
Compassion’s warmth your love reveals, we give to others and are healed.
Verse 6 O come our root, the light, our key, the wisdom for us all to see.
All heaven rings to wake the earth, as angels sing love comes to birth.
Music: Conditor alme siderum, plainsong, Mode 4.
Text: Latin, 9th c., new verses by Scott Lawrence and Ann Strickland
Wow, this cover by Angus Stone is beautiful
Offertory: The Trumpet Child
Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler
An Advent must.
After Communion: My Soul in Stillness Waits
A beauty by Marty Haugen.
Closer: Love Came Down at Christmas
A music director can dream...