Worship this week will include Communion. Please have drink (wine, water, juice) and food (bread, cracker, whatever is convenient) at hand before you begin today's service.
Join us in worship live at www.facebook.com/knoxhydepark at 10:00am on Sunday, November 8.
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NOTES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
- Why do we light candles at Advent? From the PC(USA) website: In the ancient world, various peoples lit fires to mark the turning of the light into winter’s season and to pray for the return of the light. The church has Christianized that practice in the lighting of the Advent wreath. To us, these candles are signs of the growing light of Christ who is coming again in all fullness into the darkness of our world. Until the dawning of that Great Day, we watch and wait in Holy Spirit for Christ’s coming into the darkness of our world, lighting candles of hope, peace, joy, and love; and remembering the promises of God with prayer.
- This week’s prayer list may be found here.
- Coffee & Conversation. We supply the Zoom link (it’s here), you supply the coffee and the conversation. It all starts at 9:00am, and you need to join us!
- Today’s music: Felix Mendelssohn’s Behold a Star from Jacob Rising is one of only two choruses the composer completed for his unfinished oratorio Christus. It has become a standard repertory advent anthem for choirs around the world. How Far is it to Bethlehem? is one of more than 800 works composed or arranged by Stephen Paulus (1949-2014). Paulus attended the 2007 Knox Music Series to hear Christina Haan perform his Concerto for Organ, Chorus and Orchestra. The Lord will surely come was composed by Gerre Hancock (1934-2012), the designer of the Knox Holtkamp Pipe Organ who also played the dedicatory recital for the organ in October 1970. He was commissioned by Knox to write an anthem (Psalm 8: O Lord Our Governor) for the Knox Choir to celebrate Knox’s 100th anniversary in 1995.
- Worship resources: Ministry Matters website; Lectionary Liturgies, Rev. Thom Shuman; Richard Prayers of the People, Richard J. Einerson.
- A correction to last week’s music credits: the harpist for “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” was Jackie Davis. Thank you, Jackie, for your beautiful music!