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December Worship Services

December 26, 2021

1st Sunday of Christmas
Sermon: "A St. Stephen's Day Festival of Song" by Rev. Dr. Julia Wharff Piermont & Dr. Stephen Jacoby
Scripture: Psalm 148 & Luke 2:41-52

Christmas Eve Service | 9pm

Sermon: "We Hear the Christmas Angels" by Rev. Dr. Julia Wharff Piermont
Scripture: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7, Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 2:1-7, Luke 2:8 - 20
Anthem #1: "Arrival" - Youth Worship Team
Anthem #2: "Before the Marvel of this Night" - The Chancel Choir
Anthem #3: "Treasure" - The Chancel Choir | Composed by Russell Nagy
Offertory: "When I Think Upon Christmas" - Youth Worship Team

Christmas Eve Service | 6pm

Sermon: "We Hear the Christmas Angels" by Rev. Dr. Julia Wharff Piermont
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 2:1-7, Luke 2:8 - 20
Anthem #1: "Before the Marvel of this Night" - The Chancel Choir
Anthem #2: "Treasure" - The Chancel Choir | Composed by Russell Nagy
Offertory: "The Wexford Carol" - Alisa Prohn (mezzo-soprano) & Dylan Woodring (guitar)

Christmas Eve Service | 3pm

“The ABC’s of Christmas” – a retelling of the Christmas Story from the Gospel of Luke featuring WPC children, carols, and a Christmas meditation by Rev. Dr. Tom Rice

Theme: The ABCs of Christmas
Meditation: "The Perfect Gift" by Rev. Dr. Tom Rice
Anthem: "A Babe is Born" -Choir Plus

WATCH: Christmas Traditions by WPC Children's Ministry 

December 19, 2021

3rd Sunday of Advent: Love
Sermon: "How Lovely are the Messengers...Still" by Rev. Dr. Julia Wharff Piermont
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38 & Luke 1:39-55
Anthem: "No Wind at the Window" - Susan Boisvert (narrator); Paul Huff (Angel Gabriel); Ailsa Prohn (Mary)
Offertory: "Angels' Carol" - The Chancel Choir

December 12, 2021

3rd Sunday of Advent: Joy
Sermon: Abiding in the In-Between by Rev. Dr. Julia Wharff Piermont
Scripture: Zephaniah 3:14-20
Anthem #1: "A Home for Jesus" - Choir Plus
Anthem #2: "As the Dark Awaits the Dawn" - The Chancel Choir
Anthem #3: "The First Noel" - The Chancel Choir

Blue Christmas | 12/8/2021

Blue Christmas worship is a refuge from the noise and commercialism of Christmas preparations. Blue Christmas worship is a safe place for grief and disappointment and for Hope to be born anew. Worship leaders are Melissa Robol and Pastors Betsy Rice and Kevin Horrigan.  

December 5, 2021

2nd Sunday of Advent: Peace
Sermon: Abiding in the In-Between by Rev. Dr. Julia Wharff Piermont
Scripture: Luke 1:68-79 & Luke 3:1-6
Anthem: "Soon and Very Soon" - The Chancel Choir