December 23, 2012 | Year C Advent IV

Advent IV


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 
splendor bright; 
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

Gospel: River
Joni Mitchell
Wow, this cover by Angus Stone is beautiful

Offertory: The Trumpet Child
Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler
An Advent must.

Communion: Instrumental

After Communion: My Soul in Stillness Waits
A beauty by Marty Haugen.

Closer: Love Came Down at Christmas
A music director can dream...