December 19, 2021: My Soul Magnifies the Lord

Fourth Sunday of Advent


Scripture: Luke 1:46-55

A note from Pastor Joey: she “got ahead of myself” in her sermon and didn’t credit some of the quotes she used. Quotes were also taken from Christmas is Coming by Robert Raines, The Backside of Christmas by J. Ellsworth Kallas,  and Breakfast Conversation by Will Humes.

  • “Of the Father’s Love Begotten,” 13th-century plainsong, arr. by Gilbert Martin; Donna Grubbs, piano; Pauline Olsen, organ
  • Carol 245: “The First Noel,” traditional English carol
  • Carol 236: “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks,” by Nahum Tate
  • Bethlehem Barn: Jerry Wright, Narrator; Randy Grubbs, Donkey; Margaret Cox, Cow; Judy Croonquist, Lamb
  • Tableau: Mary and Joseph: Julie and Marc Lawrence; Innkeeper: Bob Schmicker; Shepherds: Ole Olson, JoAnn Sahs-Cavin, and Alana Schmicker
  • Carol 230: “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” by Phillips Brooks
  • Carol 2095: “Star-Child,” by Shirley Erena Murray
  • Special Music: “One Small Child,” by David Meece; Janice Parks, vocal and piano
  • Scripture: Luke 1:46-55; Margaret Cox
  • Sermon: “My Soul Magnifies the Lord,” Pastor Joey Olson
  • Carol 2096, “Ruse Up, Shepherd, and Follow,” African American spiritual
  • “Reprise on ‘Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow,” Arr. by Lyndell Leatherman; Pauline Olsen, organ