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Filled with powerful music and uplifting energy. Whether at 8:45 or 11:00, you will find a great worship experience here at FirstChurch.

Religion has been the catalyst for attempting to answer life’s BIG questions, such as ‘Why are we here?’ or ‘What does it all mean?’ Just because we live in the modern age does not mean that these questions are answered by science, or medicine or psychology. We turn to scripture, tradition, experience and reason to not just find the answers, but also to live with these questions differently. Join us as we explore Mindfulness & the Big Questions over the next few weeks.

Sunday, December 16
Third Sunday of Advent

8:45 a.m.
“Voice of Our Beloved”
Song of Solomon 2:8-14 and Luke 1:39-45
Rev. Holly Bandel

11 a.m.
Chancel Choir presents A Service of Lessons and Carols in the Sanctuary.

Live broadband video of worship service available Sundays at 11:00 a.m. CST.

Sunday parking:
Free valet and handicapped parking at the church. Free garage parking in Bryan Tower
(at the corner of San Jacinto and Harwood, diagonally across from the church).


Music for Worship Services

8:45 a.m.

Hymns: Angels from the Realms of Glory–REGENT SQUARE;  Angels We Have Heard on HighGLORIA

Instrumental: Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella/Once in Royal David’s City– arr. Dona Gillam & Mizzy McCaskill; Lauren Whitney, flute

Solo: Comfort Ye/Every Valley from Messiah– G. F. Handel; Ken Lambert, tenor

Organ Music: Angels We Have Heard on High arr. David Lowe

11:00 a.m.

Hymns: Once in Royal David’s City–IRBY;  O Come, O Come EmmanuelVENI EMMANUEL; Angels We Have Heard on HighGLORIA

Alleluya Ringers: On Christmas Day in the Mornarr. Fred Gramann

Chancel Choir: Adam Lay Ybounden Boris Ord; Sussex Carol arr. Elaine Hagenburg; Lo, How a Rose/The Rose arr. Craig Hella Johnson; Ave Maria Philip W.J. Stopford; Away in a Manger arr. John Rutter;Ding Dong Merrily on High arr. Charles Wood; O Little Town of Bethlehem arr. Dan Forrest; Jonathan Mones, saxophone

Organ Music: Angels We Have Heard on High arr. David Lowe;  Toccata on VENI EMMANUEL– Andrew Carter


Watch Live Service

Live broadband video of worship service available Sundays at 11:00 a.m. CST.
Video Archive of worship services available here.

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