Posts tagged Christmas Carols

Advent Meditation - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel:  Advent, which means “coming” or “arrival,” is a time of preparation for the birth of Christ, and a celebration of God’s unconditional love. This meditation features the photographs of Mike Dubose, Kathleen Barry and others, over the hymn tune, “O come, O come, Emmanuel,” dating from the 12th century. The human condition can, at times, be one of struggle, yet through faith, the spirit rises above even tragedy, and hope and love prevail.

Lyrics to verses 1 and 4 of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

O come, O come, Emmanuel

And ransom captive Israel

That mourns in lonely exile here

Until the son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice!

Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, thou Dayspring

Come and cheer

Our spirits by Thine Advent here

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night

And death’s dark shadows

Put to flight

Rejoice! Rejoice!

Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, O Israel

Producer: Laurens Glass

Editor: Anthony Cook

Photographs: Mike Dubose, Kathleen Barry, Ronny Perry, Arthur McClanahan, Paul Jeffrey, with images by Reed Galin and Buda United Methodist Church

Pianist: Anne D. Glass

Date: November 2013

Contact: LGlass@umcom.org for more information

ST. MATTHEW’S WEEKDAY SCHOOL PRESENTS: Noel:  Carols of Christmas Past Performed by Grammy nominated Jenny Oaks Baker.  Join us at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM.  Donations will be accepted to benefit the Weekday School.  Ms. Baker’s CDs will be available for purchase.
Jenny Oaks Baker is a classical concert violinist, Billboard bestselling recording artist and Weekday School parent. Her albums have sold more than 200,000 copies, charted on Billboard, and have garnered multiple Pearl Awards from the Faith Centered Music Association, including Song, Album, and Artist of the Year. Jenny’s recent album "Wish Upon a Star" received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

ST. MATTHEW’S WEEKDAY SCHOOL PRESENTS: Noel:  Carols of Christmas Past Performed by Grammy nominated Jenny Oaks Baker.  Join us at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM.  Donations will be accepted to benefit the Weekday School.  Ms. Baker’s CDs will be available for purchase.

Jenny Oaks Baker is a classical concert violinist, Billboard bestselling recording artist and Weekday School parent. Her albums have sold more than 200,000 copies, charted on Billboard, and have garnered multiple Pearl Awards from the Faith Centered Music Association, including Song, Album, and Artist of the Year. Jenny’s recent album "Wish Upon a Star" received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Children’s Sunday School Christmas Party - This Sunday!

Children’s Sunday School Christmas Party – All Children will be celebrating the season this Sunday during Sunday School at our annual Christmas Party. Children will get to sing Christmas carols, make crafts, play holiday games and enjoy a Birthday cake for Jesus.