They shall obtain joy and gladness,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. — Isaiah 35:10

Arlington Forest United Methodist Church
Third Sunday of Advent
December 13, 200911:00 a.m.
+ Entrance +
PreludeMs. Louise Lee
Call to Worship"Heaven and Earth Are Ringing"Gastoldi
WelcomePastor Mike
**The Peace
Lighting of Advent Wreath Candles
Scripture: Zephaniah 3: 14-20
We light this candle as a symbol of joy. May the joyful promise of
your presence, O God, make us rejoice in the hope of salvation.
O come, O come, Emmanuel!
Hymn Response: #206 "I want to Walk as a Child of the Light" Vs. 2
Hymn #196"Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus"
Opening Prayer
+ Proclamation and Response +
Prayer for Illumination (Unison)
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy
Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your word
proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today.
Gospel Lesson:

Luke 3:7-18
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
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AnthemMissa Brevis in G Major, H. XXII: 3Haydn
Pastor's Time with Young People
Message: "Gathered Together"Pastor Mike
Hymn #2236"Gather Us In"
Prayers for the Congregation and the World
Giving God's Tithes and our Offerings

"The Coventry Carol"

traditional 16th c. English Carol
(arr. Johnson)
**Doxology #95
+ Sending Forth +
Hymn #221"In the Bleak Midwinter"
Choral Benediction"Tollite Hostias" [Praise ye the Lord]Saint-Saëns

"Halleluia Chorus"
from Handel's "Messiah"
Ms. Louise Lee
and the Strings
**You are invited to stand for these acts of worship.

The instrumentalists were not listed on the program.
Judy Thompson was one of the violinists; there was another violin and a bass.
Louise Lee played the organ and the piano.


Mike Southall-Vess, Pastor
Louise Lee, Organist
Sandra Papandrea, Administrative Assistant
Betty Fought & Betty Dauma, Office Assistants
Reagan Jhee, Lay Leader
Thayer Long, Chair of the Church Council
Thayer Long, Trustee Chair
Judy Balcazar-Mercill, Nurture Chair
Edward Jhee, Chair, Staff-Parish Relations Committee
Lowell Fogus, Chair of Finance


4701 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203

Special Music — December 13, 2009

Heaven and Earth Are RingingGiovanni Gastoldi (1550s?-1622?)
arr. Hal H. Hopson (1933-)
  Heaven and earth are ringing; join in the angel's singing.
    Sing noel for Christ is born. Come, sing noel for Christ is born.
  Shepherds are told the story, soon rush to see the glory;
    Look, the star is shining, Bethlehem town outlining, heaven and earth combining.
    Sing noel for Christ is born. Sing noel, sing noel.
Missa Brevis in G Major, H. XXII:3Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
I. Kyrie
  Kyrie eleison.
  Christe eleison.
  Kyrie eleison.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
II. Gloria
  Gloria in excelsis Deo
  Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.
  Laudamus te, benedicimus te,
  Adoramus te, glorificamus te.
  Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam.
  Domine Deus, Rex coelestis,
  Deus Pater omnipotens.
  Domine Fili unigenite,
  Jesu Christe.
Glory to God in the highest
And on earth peace to men of good will
We praise Thee, we bless Thee,
We adore Thee, we glorify Thee,
We give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory.
Lord God, heavenly King,
God the Father almighty.
Lord God, the only begotten Son,
Jesus Christ.
III. Credo
  Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem,
  factorem coeli et terrae, visibilium omnium et invisibilium.
  Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum.
  Et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula.
  Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero.
  Genitum, non factum, consubstantialem Patri:
  per quem omnia facta sunt.
  Qui propter nos homines, et propter nostram salutem
  descendit de coelis.
  Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine:
  et homo factus est.
  Crucifixus etiam pro nobis:
  sub Pontio Pilato passus, et sepultus est.
  Et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas.
  Et ascendit in coelum: sedet ad dexteram Patris.
  Et iterum venturus est cum gloria, judicare vivos et mortuos:
  cujus regni non erit finis.
  Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem:
  qui ex Patre Filioque procedit.
  Qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur et conglorificatur:
  qui locutus est per prophetas.
  Et unam, sanctam, Catholicam et Apostolicam Ecclesiam.
  Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum.
  Et exspectio resurrectionem mortuorum.
  Et vitam venturi saeculi. Amen.
I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages;
God of God, light of light, true God of true God;
begotten, not made; consubstantial with the Father,
by Whom all things were made.
Who for us men, and for our salvation,
came down from heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
He was crucified also for us,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was buried.
And the third day He arose again, according to the Scriptures,
and ascended into heaven. He sitteth at the right hand of the Father:
and He shall come again with glory, to judge the living and the dead:
and His kingdom shall have no end.
And in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life,
Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son,
Who, together with the Father and the Son, is adored and glorified:
Who spoke by the prophets.
And one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the remission of sins.
And I expect the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
IV. Sanctus
  Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
  Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
  Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.
  Osanna in excelsis.
Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts,
The heavens and the earth are full of thy glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
  Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
  Osanna in excelsis.

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
V. Agnus Dei
  Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi:
  Miserere nobis; dona nobis pacem.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world:
have mercy upon us; grant unto us peace.
The Coventry CarolTraditional 16th c. English Carol
arr. Victor C. Johnson
  Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child, by, by, lully, lullay.
  O sisters, too, how may we do for to preserve this day,
    This poor Youngling for Whom we do sing by, by, lully, lullay.
  Herod the king, in his raging, charged he hath this day
    his men of might, in his own sight, all young children to slay.
  That woe is me, poor Child, for Thee! And ever mourn and say,
    For Thy parting, nor say nor sing by, by, lully, lullay.
  Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child, by, by, lully, lullay.
Tollite Hostias
Psalm 95 (96): 9-13, from A Christmas Oratorio
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
  Tollite hostias,
  et adorate Dominum in atrio sancto ejus.
  Laetentur coeli,
  et exultet terra a facie Domini,
  quoniam venit. Alleluia.
Bring offerings
and worship the Lord in his holy habitation.
Let the heavens rejoice
and the earth exult in the presence of the Lord,
for he comes. Hallelujah.

The AD HOC Singers
Louise Lee, Director
Hellen Gelband 
Nancy Kolinski
Karen Lee
Julie Mack
Norma Meyer
Margaret Smith
 Louise Bedichek 
Jenny Bland
Susan Lesser
Laura Schneider
Mary Wadleigh

Tim Burr
 Brent Chivers 
Joe Kolinski

 Martin Bernstein
Jim McElfish
Maurice Singer
Jon Westergaard
Peter Wolfe

Louise Lee is a graduate of Smith College and Indiana University, where she received a Master of Music degree in organ performance, studying with Oswald Ragatz. Ms. Lee performs frequently as a piano accompanist. She is organist at Arlington Forest United Methodist Church. Ms. Lee has directed the Ad Hoc Singers since she founded the group in 1975.

The Ad Hoc Singers, an amateur chamber chorus devoted to traditional choral literature from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries, has been in existence under the direction of Louise Lee since 1975. They perform regularly at churches and other locations throughout the area. Good sight readers interested in joining the group should call 703-538-2557 to set up an audition, or speak with Ms. Lee after the concert.

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