Tell Out My Soul — Advent Hymn

At church this morning our Pastor preached from Mary’s Magnificat in Luke 1.  For the last several years, I have loved listening to this hymn version of her song.  I hope you enjoy it as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent today.

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Worship at Calvary: December 9

This Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent .

 

Here’s our order of worship for Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen) Or click here to enjoy an Advent playlist. 

Call to Worship — Isaiah 40:9

Praise & Adoration
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Behold Our God

Advent Hymn

Closing Song
Who Is He in Yonder Stall?

 

Worship at Calvary: December 2

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent and the first Sunday of the church year.

Here’s our order of worship for Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen) Or click here to enjoy an Advent playlist. 

Call to Worship — Psalm 90:1-2

Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
    or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
    from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Praise & Adoration
God Evermore

But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings.
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Malachi 4:2, Isaiah 7:14

O Come O Come Emmanuel
Advent Hymn

Grace & Assurance
From the Squalor (Immanuel)

Closing Song
His Mercy is More

 

Advent Hymn

I’m excited to add this song to our services this Advent.  True to its title, it speaks beautifully of the past, present, and future of our worship in Advent.  Advent means “coming.” It’s that special time of the year when we remember Christ’s first coming into the world and look forward to the time when He will come again.  We also praise and worship God for His Advent in our hearts now.

Here’s the original recording by Christy Nockels

Advent Hymn
Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the everlasting Light,
The Sun of Righteousness arise,
And triumph o’er these shades of night.

Come, Thou long-awaited One,
In the fullness of Your love,
And loose this heart bound up by shame,
And I will never be the same.

So, here I wait in hope of You,
All my soul’s longing through and through.
Dayspring from on high, be near,
And Daystar in my heart appear.

Dark and cheerless is the morn,
Until Your love in me is born.
And joyless is the evening song,
Until Emmanuel has come.

Lyrics adapted from “Morning Hymn” by Charles Wesley; New Words and Music by Christy Nockels;
© copyright 2016 Sweater Weather Music;  CCLI #2850991

We will probably “straighten out” the rhythms like this video to make it easier for the congregation.

 

The Book of Revelation

Our church has been following a New Testament reading plan this year and we have used it for our family devotions every evening. According to the plan, we would be reading the book of Revelation this month, which is great for the season of Advent, but as a family, we wanted to go through a devotional book together instead.  So, to complete our plan, we decided to listen to the book of Revelation and follow along in our Bibles. Another member of our church had lent me a copy of Karen Heimbuch’s recording of Revelation.  Karen Heimbuch has memorized Revelation and presents it at churches.  Her memorization of scripture is inspiring.

You can listen to it for free on Youtube here. We finished listening to it last night and it was intense! How beautiful is God’s plan! He is righteous and just!

Here is Karen talking about memorizing scripture.

 

Worship at Calvary: November 25

This Sunday is the final Sunday of the church year. We begin the church year next week with the first Sunday of Advent. Here’s our order of worship for Sunday, November 25, 2018, at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or listen to our playlist. )

Call to Worship
“Stand up and bless the Lord your God from everlasting to everlasting.
Blessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.
You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
Blessed be your glorious name,
which is exalted above all blessing and praise.                       ~Nehemiah 9:5-6

Praise & Adoration
All Creatures of Our God and King
Psalm 62

Grace & Assurance
O Great God
Only Jesus

Closing Song
Knowing You

 

Worship at Calvary: November 18

This Sunday, November 18, 2018, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving at Calvary Community Church: (Click on the highlighted song titles to listen, or listen to our playlist. )

Call to Worship:
Psalm 67:1-5
God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Praise & Adoration

Praise to the Lord the Almighty
10,000 Reasons

Grace & Assurance

Man of Sorrows