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Worship Service: December 26, 2021

The First Sunday of Christmas: Lessons and Carols

Preservice Music

Susan Bardes, cello, and Kris Keith, flute

Handbell Prelude

O Come, All Ye Faithful” (Tune: Adeste Fideles)
John F. Wade, arr. Sandra Eithun

Gathering

Please stand as you are able.

Opening Hymn #45 (green hymnal)

“O Come, All Ye Faithful”

1  O come, all ye faithful,
joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
come and behold him,
born the king of angels:

Refrain
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord!

2  The highest, most holy,
light of light eternal,
born of a virgin, a mortal he comes;
Son of the Father
now in flesh appearing! Refrain

3  Sing, choirs of angels,
sing in exultation,
sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God
in the highest: Refrain

4  Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory giv’n!
Word of the Father,
now in flesh appearing: Refrain

Dialogue

A: Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.

C: Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!

A: I will hear what the Lord God has to say—

C: A voice that speaks for peace.

A: Peace for all faithful people

C: and those who turn to him in their hearts.

A: God’s help is near for those who fear him,

C: that his glory may dwell in our land.

A: Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.

C: Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!

Bidding Prayer

P: Beloved in Christ, be it this Christmas our care and delight to prepare ourselves to hear again the message of the angels; in heart and mind to go even unto Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass, and the Babe lying in a manger.

   Let us read and mark in Holy Scripture the tale of the loving purposes of God from the first days of our disobedience unto the glorious Redemption brought us by this Holy Child; and let us make this church glad with our carols of praise.

Opening Prayer

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray. Gracious God, through the ages you have sent your promise to your people in many ways, through many voices. But in these last days, your Son has come to bring it among us in person. Through your Spirit, prepare our hearts to recognize him in his many forms, and to receive him as our Lord and Savior.

C: Amen.

Please be seated.

The Word

The First Word

Linda Miller

The Prophecy: Jeremiah 23:5-6

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”

The Fulfillment: Luke 1:26-38

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. 36 And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

   The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Special Music

“Of the Father’s Love Begotten”

Tom Wollenburg, soloist

The Second Word

Sherry Bronner

The Prophecy: Isaiah 11:1-4a, 6-9

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse,
  and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,
  the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
  the spirit of counsel and might,
  the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
  or decide by what his ears hear;
but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
  and decide with equity for the meek of the earth.
The wolf shall live with the lamb,
  the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
the calf and the lion and the fatling together,
  and a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze,
  their young shall lie down together;
  and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp,
  and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder’s den.
They will not hurt or destroy
  on all my holy mountain;
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord
  as the waters cover the sea.

The Fulfillment: Luke 1:46-55

46 Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
  47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
  and holy is his name.
50 His mercy is for those who fear him
  from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
  he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
  and lifted up the lowly;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
  and sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
  in remembrance of his mercy,
55 according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
  to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”

   The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Hymn #58 (green hymnal)

“Lo, How a Rose Is Growing” v. 1-3, 5

1  Lo, how a rose is growing,
a bloom of finest grace;
the prophets had foretold it:
a branch of Jesse’s race
would bear one perfect flow’r
here in the cold of winter
and darkest midnight hour.

2  The rose of which I’m singing,
Isaiah had foretold.
He came to us through Mary,
who sheltered him from cold.
Through God’s eternal will
this child to us was given
at midnight calm and still.

3  The shepherds heard the story
the angels sang that night:
how Christ was born of Mary;
he was the Son of light.
To Bethlehem they ran
to find him in the manger
as angel heralds sang.

5  O Savior, child of Mary,
who felt all human woe;
O Savior, king of glory,
who triumphed o’er our foe:
bring us at length, we pray,
to the bright courts of heaven
and into endless day.

The Third Word

Carole Replogle

The Prophecy: Isaiah 7:14

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.

The Fulfillment: Matthew 1:18-25

18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. 20 But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
  23 “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
    and they shall name him Emmanuel,”
which means, “God is with us.” 24 When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, 25 but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus.

   The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Hymn #60 (green hymnal)

“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

1  Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn king;
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled.”
Joyful, all you nations, rise;
join the triumph of the skies;
with angelic hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Refrain
Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn king!”

2  Christ, by highest heav’n adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see!
Hail, incarnate deity!
Pleased as man with us to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel! Refrain

3  Hail the heav’n-born Prince of peace!
Hail the Sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
ris’n with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
born that we no more may die,
born to raise each child of earth,
born to give us second birth. Refrain

Ben Morris, hymn leader

The Fourth Word

Kathy Hirt

The Prophecy: 2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 11b-14a

That same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan: Go and tell my servant David: 11b Moreover the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house. 12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me.

The Fulfillment: Luke 2:1-7

In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

   The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Hymn #67 (green hymnal)

“Away in a Manger”

1  Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,
the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;
the stars in the sky looked down where he lay;
the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

2  The cattle are lowing; the poor baby wakes,
but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love you, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky
and stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

3  Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask you to stay
close by me forever and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in your tender care
and fit us for heaven, to live with you there.

Kathryn Keith, hymn leader

The Fifth Word

Kim Coulehan

The Prophecy: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

The people who walked in darkness
  have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
  on them light has shined.
For a child has been born for us,
  a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
  and he is named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
  Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His authority shall grow continually,
  and there shall be endless peace
for the throne of David and his kingdom.
  He will establish and uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
  from this time onward and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

The Fulfillment: Luke 2:8-16

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,
   14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace among those whom he favors!”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger.

   The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Hymn #50 (green hymnal)

“Angels, from the Realms of Glory”

1  Angels, from the realms of glory,
wing your flight o’er all the earth;
once you sang creation’s story,
now proclaim Messiah’s birth:
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn king.

2  Shepherds, in the fields abiding,
watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing,
yonder shines the infant light.
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn king.

3  Sages, leave your contemplations,
brighter visions beam afar;
seek the great desire of nations,
you have seen his natal star.
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn king.

4  All creation, join in praising
God, the Father, Spirit, Son,
evermore your voices raising
to the eternal Three in One.
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn king.

Ben Morris, hymn leader

The Sixth Word

Nelson Langefeld

The Prophecy: Micah 5:2

But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
  who are one of the little clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
  one who is to rule in Israel,
whose origin is from of old,
  from ancient days.

The Fulfillment: Luke 2:15-20

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

   The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Hymn #70 (green hymnal)

“Go Tell It on the Mountain”

Refrain
Go tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and ev’rywhere;
go tell it on the mountain
that Jesus Christ is born!

1  While shepherds kept their watching
o’er silent flocks by night,
behold, throughout the heavens
there shone a holy light. Refrain

2  The shepherds feared and trembled
when, lo, above the earth
rang out the angel chorus
that hailed our Savior’s birth. Refrain

3  Down in a lonely manger
the humble Christ was born;
and God sent us salvation
that blessed Christmas morn. Refrain

Tom Wollenburg, hymn leader

The Seventh Word

Kathy Crosby

The Prophecy: Psalm 72:9, 10

May his foes bow down before him,
  and his enemies lick the dust.
10 May the kings of Tarshish and of the isles pay tribute,
  and the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

The Fulfillment: Matthew 2:1-11

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:
  ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
  for from you shall come a ruler
    who is to shepherd my people Israel.’ ”
Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.” When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. 11 On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

   The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Special Music: Handbell Voluntary

“The First Noel”
arr. Sandra Eithun

Please stand as you are able.

The Final Word: Jesus is the Word

John Cathcart

John 1:1-14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. 12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

   The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Hymn #57 (green hymnal)

“Let Our Gladness Have No End”

1  Let our gladness have no end, Hallelujah!
for to earth did Christ descend. Hallelujah!

Refrain
On this day God gave us
Christ, his Son, to save us;
Christ, his Son, to save us.

2  See the loveliest blooming rose, Hallelujah!
from the branch of Jesse grows. Hallelujah! Refrain

3  Into flesh is made the Word, Hallelujah!
he, our refuge and our Lord. Hallelujah! Refrain

Holy Baptism

Please be seated.

Presentation

P: God, who is rich in mercy and love, gives us a new birth into a living hope through the sacrament of baptism. By water and the Word God delivers us from sin and death and raises us to new life in Jesus Christ. We are united with all the baptized in the one body of Christ, anointed with the gift of the Holy Spirit, and joined in God’s mission for the life of the world.

The presiding minister addresses the parent and sponsors who bring for baptism the child who is not able to answer for himself:

A: Called by the Holy Spirit, trusting in the grace and love of God, do you desire to have your child baptized into Christ?

Response: I do.

A: As you bring your child to receive the gift of baptism, you are entrusted with responsibilities:
to live with him among God’s faithful people,
bring him to the word of God and the holy supper,
teach him the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments,
place in his hands the holy scriptures,
and nurture him in faith and prayer,
so that your child may learn to trust God,
proclaim Christ through word and deed,
care for others and the world God made,
and work for justice and peace.
Do you promise to help your child grow in the Christian faith and life?

Response: I do.

The presiding minister addresses the assembly:

P: People of God, do you promise to support Lincoln and pray for him in his new life in Christ?

C: We do.

The assembly stands.

Profession of Faith

The presiding minister addresses the candidates, sponsors, and assembly.

P: I ask you to profess your faith in Christ Jesus, reject sin, and confess the faith of the church.

   Do you renounce the devil and all the forces that defy God?

Response: I renounce them.

P: Do you renounce the powers of this world that rebel against God?

Response: I renounce them.

P: Do you renounce the ways of sin that draw you from God?

Response: I renounce them.

P: Do you believe in God the Father?

C: I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

P: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

C: I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

P: Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

C: I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

Thanksgiving at the Font

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

C: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

P: We give you thanks, O God, for in the beginning your Spirit moved over the waters and by your Word you created the world, calling forth life in which you took delight. Through the waters of the flood you delivered Noah and his family, and through the sea you led your people Israel from slavery into freedom. At the river your Son was baptized by John and anointed with the Holy Spirit. By the baptism of Jesus’ death and resurrection you set us free from the power of sin and death and raise us up to live in you.

   Pour out your Holy Spirit, the power of your living Word, that those who are washed in the waters of baptism may be given new life. To you be given honor and praise through Jesus Christ our Lord, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

C: Amen.

Please be seated.

Baptism

P: Lincoln, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.
You belong to Christ, in whom you have been baptized.
Alleluia.

Clothed with Christ in baptism, the newly baptized receives a baptismal garment.

P: Let us pray.

   We give you thanks, O God, that through water and the Holy Spirit you give your daughters and sons new birth, cleanse them from sin, and raise them to eternal life.

   Sustain Lincoln with the gift of your Holy Spirit: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord, the spirit of joy in your presence, both now and forever.

C: Amen.

The presiding minister marks the sign of the cross on the forehead of the baptized. As the sign of the cross is made, the minister says:

P: Lincoln, child of God, you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked with the cross of Christ forever.

C: Amen.

Welcome

A lighted candle may be given to the parents and sponsors as the Assisting Minister, representing the congregation, says:

A: Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

A: Let us welcome the newly baptized.

C: We welcome you into the body of Christ and into the mission we share: join us in giving thanks and praise to God and bearing God’s creative and redeeming word to all the world.

Baptism Song

“God’s Own Child, I’ll Gladly Say It”
Robert E. Voelker

Thanksgiving for the Word

P: Let us pray. O God of justice and love, we give thanks to you that you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need, awaken us to the needs of others, and at the end bring all the world to your feast; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory forever.

C: Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
 hallowed be thy name,
 thy kingdom come,
 thy will be done,
  on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
 and forgive us our trespasses,
 as we forgive those
  who trespass against us;
 and lead us not into temptation,
 but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
 and the power, and the glory,
 forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Dialogue

A: Sing to the LORD a new song;

C: sing to the LORD, all the earth!

A: Sing to the LORD and bless God’s name;

C: tell the good news of salvation from day to day.

A: Declare God’s glory among the nations, God’s marvelous works among all the peoples.

C: For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised.

A: Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.

C: Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world, and those who live in it.

A: Let the whole creation sing for joy at the presence of God who is coming.

C: God is coming indeed, to judge the earth with righteousness, and the peoples with equity and truth. Praise the LORD!

Blessing

P: Christ, who by his incarnation gathered into one things earthly and heavenly, grant you the fullness of inward peace and goodwill, and make you partakers of the divine nature; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always.

C: Amen.

Closing Hymn #39 (green hymnal)

“Joy to the World”

1  Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her king;
let ev’ry heart prepare him room
and heav’n and nature sing,
and heav’n and nature sing,
and heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.

2  Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let all their songs employ,
while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

3  No more let sin and sorrow grow
nor thorns infest the ground;
he comes to make his blessings flow
far as the curse is found,
far as the curse is found,
far as, far as the curse is found.

4  He rules the world 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.

Tom Wollenburg, hymn leader

Dismissal

A: Go in peace. Serve the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

Organ Postlude


Worship Leaders

The Rev. Emily Beckering, Pastor
Kris Keith, Music Director
Kate Wollenburg, Organist
Donald Harris, Assisting Minister
Carolyn Koehl, French horn

Readers:
Sherry Bronner
John Cathcart
Kim Coulehan
Kathy Crosby
Kathy Hirt
Nelson Langefeld
Linda Miller
Carole Replogle

Handbell Choir

Eric Bardes
Susan Bardes
Sherry Bronner
Nancy Erbeck
Nick Huitger
Carolyn Koehl
Addy Kruse
Joyce McDowell
Linda Miller

Copyright Notices

“O Come, All Ye Faithful”: Arr. by Sandra Eithun © 2010 Concordia Publishing House, 3558 S. Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118-3968.

“Lo, How a Rose Is Growing”: Tr. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

“Away in a Manger”: Arr. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

“The First Noel”: Arr. by Sandra Eithun © 2010 Concordia Publishing House, 3558 S. Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118-3968.

“Let Our Gladness Have No End”: Arr. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, admin. Augsburg Fortress.

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