Asbury Memorial Church worship service for December 15, 2019, the 3rd Sunday of Advent

Lighting the Advent Candle of Joy at Asbury Memorial Church, December 15, 2019

Lighting of the Advent Candle of Joy

The West family, Cory & Temperance with children Lila, Collis, & Grayson, light the Advent candle of Joy followed by the choral response from the choir.

Asbury Memorial Choir singing


The Asbury Choir and musicians perform "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel", a variation of the traditional 9th-century hymn, arranged by Pamela M. Robertson for choir, piano, violin, and handbells. Directed by Ray Ellis. Piano: Kay Deffley, Violin: Effie Mydell, Handbells: Waren Heilman & James Siler, Bass: Doug PovieThe Asbury Memorial Choir sing a choral response to the lighting of the Advent Candle ... "Come, Child of Peace"

Rev. Richard Allen leads the prayers of the people on the 3rd Sunday of Advent, 2019

Prayers of the People

Rev. Richard Allen leads the congregation in the "Prayers for the People" followed by the choral 'amen' from the choir.

Scripture reading of Isaiah 11:1-10 in a unique way by four readers

Scripture Reading

Dottie Kluttz reads from the book of Luke (1:26-38) and the book of Matthew (11:2-6) for the scripture reading

Billy Hester gives several announcemnts and a few birthday greetings

Announcements & Birthdays

Rev. Billy Hester gives several special announcements and birthday greetings, including the 96th birthday greeting to Virginia Holliday (who says she is '69')

Sermon, 'Expect the Unexpected' given by Rev. Billy Hester on the 3rd Sunday of Advent


Rev. Billy Hester gives his sermon; "Expect the Unexpected" on the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Based on the scriptures from Luke 1:26-38 and Matthew 11:2-6 ... the story of the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary and John the Baptist having doubts about Jesus being the Messiah

The MP3 Audio version of the Sermon from Asbury Memorial Church

AUDIO ONLY Version ... MP3 format

The anthem 'Joy in the Morning' from Asbury Memorial Church choir

Anthem at Offertory

The Asbury Memorial Church choir sings "Joy in the Morning", an anthem written by Natalie Sleeth. Directed by Ray Ellis with the piano played by Kay Deffley and the bass played by Doug Povie.

The Benediction

Billy Hester gives praise to the choir and more birthday greetings to Virginia Holliday before giving the benediction followed by Cheri Hester signing to the congregation as they respond with singing "Here I Am Lord"

The worship service bulletin

Rev. Billy Hester
Rev. Richard Allen

Musicians ...
Organ: Kay Deffley
Piano: Ray Ellis
Keyboard: Randy Canady
Bass: Doug Povie
Bells: James Siler
Bells: Waren Heilman
Violin: Effie Mydell

Video Photographer: Patrick Prokop

Sound and Light Technicians
Stephen Swanger
Chris Kincade
Bridgette Kincade

Internet Editor: Patrick Prokop

Send your comments about this service to Rev. Billy Hester

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