So, I’m running a little behind on these…

December 20 was our annual church-wide Christmas service. We have just one service instead of two, getting the whole family together at once, followed by a potluck lunch afterward. We had two different musical teams serving for the morning. One was a standard worship band: keys, drums, bass, electric, acoustic, with 4 vocalists. The other was a gospel choir accompanied by piano & drums.

The worship band opened with Mercy Me’s arrangement of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. I love that whole CD. We also used their version of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree after the service was over and folks were making their way out to the potluck.

After the opening song, we had a brief call to worship from Luke 1:39-45. This was followed by a 3 song set:
O Come All Ye Faithful (Third Day)
Angels We Have Heard on High (Third Day)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Paul Colman Trio)

Next up was the message:
Sermon audio download
Sermon notes download

The choir handled the set after the message, drawing from more of a gospel background:
So Many Wonderful Things About Jesus
Born in a Manger
(by our very own Marvin Williams)
Unto Us (also by Marvin)
Jesus Oh What a Wonderful Child

This concluded the service. After we gave instructions for the potluck, the worship band came back out to provide a little “fun music” while folks waited for their turn. It was a great morning with a great church family!

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