Arlington Forest United Methodist Church
Third Sunday of Advent
December 12, 201011:00 a.m.
+ Entrance +
PreludeMs. Louise Lee
Call to Worship:"Personent hodie" 16th century; arr. John Rutter (1945-)
Lighting of Advent Wreath Candle
Old Testament ReadingIsaiah 35:1-10p. 615
We light this candle as a symbol of joy. May the joyful promise of your
presence, O God, make us rejoice in our hope of salvation. O come,
O come, Emmanuel!
Response:Hymn #211 v.3 "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
**Opening Prayer
**Hymn #213"Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates"

+ 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. Amen.
Gospel Lesson:

Luke 1:47-55
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
p. 888

Pastor's Time with Young People
Message "Avoid the Stuff"Rev. Mike
Sermon on "Joy"Pastor Dave Love
**Hymn #198"My Soul Gives Glory to My God"
Prayers for the Congregation and the World
**The Peace
Offering"Coventry Carol"16th Century, arr. Victor Johnson)
**Doxology #188 v. 2"Christ is the World's Light"
"Missa Brevis in C Major" (K. 220)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      Kyrie: Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy.

Glory to God on high and on earth peace, good will to men.
We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we give thanks to Thee....

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth, Thou alone art Lord;
And blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord...
      Agnus Dei

O Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us; grant us Thy peace.
Julie Mack 

 Louise Bedichek 
Jenny Bland
Tim Burr
 Gary Schoch 
 Martin Bernstein

Violinists: Ed Kapusciarz and Judy Thompson; Cellist: Linda Kapusciarz

+ Sending Forth +
"Joy to the World"G. F. Handel (1685-1759)
arr. Rutter; text, Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
            Congregation please join in singing verse 4
      He rules the workd with truth and grace, and makes the nations
      prove the glories of his righteousness and wonders of his love,
      and wonders of his love, and wonders, wonders of his love.
"Nunc Dimittis" (Song of Simeon:
      Now Let Thy Servant Depart in Peace...")
Thomas Weelkes (1575-1623)

**You are invited to stand for these acts of Worship.
Pastor Mike was out sick with the flu; Pastor Dave Love(?) filled in.


4701 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203

The AD HOC Singers
Hellen Gelband 
Nancy Kolinski
Karen Lee
Julie Mack
Norma Meyer
Margaret Smith
 Louise Bedichek 
Jenny Bland
Susan Lesser
Laura Schneider
Bonnie Temple
Mary Wadleigh
Tim Burr
 Brent Chivers 
Joe Kolinski
Gary Schoch

 Martin Bernstein
Jim McElfish
Maurice Singer
Barry Slack
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 service.

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