December 27, 2009 – 8:45am
Prayers of the People Weekly Announcements
In your prayers this week, please pray for the following: Please remember to pledge!
In the Anglican Communion: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan; the Church Adult Sunday Discipleship Classes resume next Sunday, January 3rd.
in Melanesia; the Parish of St. Thomas in Kagiso, South Africa; and Our Little Roses
Pictorial Directory Sign-Ups! Please sign-up to have your picture made for the 60th
Home in Honduras.
Anniversary Pictorial Directory by visiting www.stgeorgesnashville.org and clicking on
In the Episcopal Church USA: Our Presiding Bishop, Katharine.
Pictorial Directory. You will receive a free 8x10 photo and a free directory if you have
In the Diocese of Tennessee: Our Bishop, John, and St. John’s Home, Clarksville.
your picture made. Questions? Call Sandra Beld at 385-2150.
In the Diocese of Mississippi: Trinity Episcopal Church, Pass Christian.
Inquirers/Confirmation class starts Sunday, January 3rd. Note the cards in the pew
In the Community: St. John United Methodist Church.
racks! You are invited to this interesting and informative series held Sundays at 10:05am
In Our Parish: The Bookstore Volunteers and for our seminarian, Monica Carlson.
in Dandridge A & B. For those who are to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal
The men and women in the armed forces serving our country overseas, especially Church, the series will culminate with confirmation on May 16th, when the Bishop
those in our parish: Philip Armstrong, Todd Charles, Charlie Ezell, Gavin Gigstead, visits our church services. Questions? Contact The Rev. Tim Jones at 385-2150 x 217.
Peter Richard Johnson, Aaron Magan, and Matt Smith.
Christ-Centered Marriage Seminar Begins Sunday, January 3rd at 10:05am in
Those Who Are Ill: Marcia Akers, Reba Barker, John Bowden, Susan Carroll, Dorlene Hampton Hall. This class is an 8-session seminar on how to build and maintain a
Carson, Peggy Conway, Richard Croker, Lilly Fitzgerald, John Franklin, Stuart Frear, healthy, Christ-centered marriage. In addition, each couple will have the opportunity
Lynne Frederick, Meredith Friedman, William Housley, Harry Johnson, Suzanne to learn about and consider joining a Homebuilders Couples Group by the end of the 8
Kwas, Leslie LeRoy, Mike McConnell, Lucy Nading, Dorothy Pitts, Jane Robinson, Pat weeks. Please contact the Rev. Tony Welty at 385-2150 x 215 for further information.
Rooney, Mary Louise Tidwell, Bob Tosh, and Harry Williams.
Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study with the Rev. Tim Jones - Join us beginning
January 5th from 7:00am-8:00am in Dandridge A for a Bible study based on Tim
Keller’s book Counterfeit Gods. All men are welcome! For more information, contact
Fr. Tim Jones at 385-2150 x 217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
Themes from Exodus: A new Bible study will begin Wednesday, January 6th, on the
life of Moses, the Ten Commandments, and the story of Israel’s journey from slavery THE HOLY EUCHARIST
to freedom found in the book of Exodus. It will be taught by the Revs. Tim Jones and
Roger Senechal. Two times to choose from - 10:45am and 6:15pm. You are invited! Receive, Live, Share
Wednesday Night Live Resumes January 6th! Join us for dinner from 5:30pm-6:00pm
in Hampton Hall. Programs begin at 6:15pm and include Financial Peace University,
SUNDAY SERVICES DAILY SERVICES Themes from Exodus, Children’s programming, a homework room, and Youth Bible Welcome to worship! We pray that our time of worship will express praise and
7:30, 8:45, and 11:15am 7:00am Monday-Saturday study. Call 385-2150 x 262 for reservations for dinner and childcare. Dinner costs thanks to God for the gift of Christ, and help you live a more faithful, abundant life.
5:00pm 10:00am Wednesdays $7.50 per adult, $5.00 per child, and a $20 family maximum.
If you are a visitor, please know that we are delighted that you are here. We know that
SHEPHERD FOR DECEMBER: Kim DeMoss, 356-3036 Weavings Begins Thursday, January 7th - A selected article from the Weavings following the beautiful and ancient worship of the Episcopal Church is not always
SHEPHERD FOR JANUARY: Ann Rees, 269-3184 magazine is read with spiritual intention by the participants prior to the meeting. easy for those unfamiliar with the Anglican tradition. Please do not feel obligated to
Images and ideas that surfaced during the reading provide questions and insights for do anything but to enjoy the service reverently and expectantly.
St. George’s Bookstore Hours discussion and may open a doorway to one’s own story and God’s presence and work
We invite newcomers to fill out a visitor’s card, found in the pew rack, placing it in
Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm in that story. Led by Bets Ramsey and Helen Schley.
the offering plate or handing it to a member of the clergy.
Sundays 8:30am to 1:00pm & 5:30pm-6:30pm Our Little Roses Summer 2010 - Come to an informational and sign-up meeting on
Inside this bulletin, page numbers on the far right column refer to the red Book of
Sunday, January 10th at 11:15am in Akers Hall to find out all about the June 19-28,
Common Prayer in the pew racks. You will find the hymns and other sung parts of
Staff Ministry Team 2010 trip! You can also still sign-up for the February 10-15, 2010 trip. Call Patsy Curry
the service in the blue book, The Hymnal 1982. If a song has an “S-“ in front of it, it
The Rev. R. Leigh Spruill, Rector The Rev. Timothy Jones, Senior Assoc. Rector at 385-2078 with questions.
will be found in the service music section of the Hymnal, near the front.
The Rev. Marcia King, Assoc. Rector & Dir. of Ministry The Rev. Tony Welty, Assoc. Rector Organist Michael Unger in Recital Monday, January 11th at 7:30pm - Unger performs
The Rev. Roger Senechal, Priest Assoc. The Rev. Tim Taylor, Priest Assoc. At the time of The Holy Communion, all baptized Christians are welcome to receive
frequently as a soloist and chamber musician on both organ and harpsichord, and is
Dr. Mark Ring, Dir. of Music Ministries the sacrament, regardless of age or denomination. Ushers will direct you to the altar
Mr. Gerry Senechal, Assoc. Dir. of Music Ministries & Organist also a teacher and published composer. Co-sponsored by the Nashville Chapter of the
rail, and you may return to your pew on an outside aisle.
Mrs. Laura Zabaski, Parish Administrative Officer American Guild of Organists.
Mrs. Holly Rankin Zaher, Dir. of Student Ministries Nursery care is available for infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds, during the 8:45am
Alpha Begins in January! Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in
Mrs. Joanna Williams, Dir. of Children’s Discipleship and 11:15am services as well as the Christian Discipleship hour that begins at
Dr. Wilma Jensen, Organist/Choirmaster Emerita a relaxed, friendly setting. Morning Alpha starts Tuesday, January 12th, 10:30am-
10:05am. Childcare (for ages 3-5) is also available during the 8:45am service.
12:00pm; Evening Alpha begins Wednesday, January 13th, 5:45pm-8:00pm. Class
2009 Vestry Members meets weekly for ten weeks: no question about life or God is too simple or too hostile. We are grateful for your presence!
Mr. Calvin Lewis, Senior Warden Mrs. Amy Norton, Junior Warden Contact The Rev. Marcia King at 385-2150 x 214 with questions.
Mrs. Madge Bass Mr. Greer Cummings
Mr. Tim Douglas Mr. Bryan Essary Save the Dates! Sunday, January 24th at 11:15am Student Discipleship Parent Meeting.
Mr. John Fitzgerald Mrs. Karlen Garrard Sunday, January 31st confirmation classes begin at 10:05am and there is a service
Mr. Frank Hammer Mr. Bob Kinard opportunity at Matthew 25.
Mr. Joe King Mr. Eb LeMaster 4715 Harding Road Nashville, TN 37205-2896
Mr. Richard Maradik Mrs. Rowanne McKnight Annual Parish Meeting January 31st at 10:05am in Hampton Hall! Vestry Nominees Phone: 615/385-2150 Fax: 615/385-0155
Mrs. Claudia Padfield Mr. Frank Puryear for 2010 are Dru Anderson, Michelle Cudd, Paul Hart, Mickey Long, Brooks Loomis,
Mrs. Sally Smallwood Mrs. Carolyn Sorenson Leslie Overby, Bets Ramsey, Elizabeth Reavis, Claudette Smith, Bob Tuke, Andrew
Ward, and Chris Whitson. Voting begins the week of January 25th.
All stand The Blessing
The Peace May Christ, who by his Incarnation gathered into one, things earthly and
The Holy Eucharist: Rite II – 8:45am heavenly, fill you with his joy and peace; and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you
The Rev. R. Leigh Spruill, Celebrant The Holy Communion always. Amen.
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming Richard Lind The Offertory Closing Hymn #105:
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen God Rest You Merry
Do you hear what I hear? Don Cowan, bass
Charlie Brown, baritone The Minister dismisses the people with these words
The Word of God Said the night wind to the little lamb, “Do you see what I see, way up in the sky, Let us go forth in the name of Christ.
little lamb? A star dancing in the night, with a tail as big as a kite.” Said the little People Thanks be to God.
Processional Hymn #87: Hark! the herald angels sing Mendelssohn lamb to the shepherd boy, “Do you hear what I hear? A song high above the tree,
with a voice as big as the sea.” Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king, “Do you Closing Voluntary: Improvisation on “Sussex Carol”
Book of Common Prayer, p. 355 know what I know, in your palace warm, mighty king? A Child shivers in the cold.
The Celebrant says Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Let us bring Him silver and gold.” Said the king to the people everywhere, “Listen
People And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. to what I say: Pray for peace, people everywhere. The Child sleeping the night,
Amen. He will bring us goodness and light!”
Celebrant At the Presentation:
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you The Doxology (Hymn 380, verse 3) Old 100th
no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of
your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer B BCP 367
Holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen. The people remain standing.
A Song of Praise (Benedictus es, Domine) (S236) Rutter Celebrant The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Celebrant The Lord be with you. Celebrant Lift up your hearts.
People And also with you. People We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant Let us pray. Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People It is right to give him thanks and praise.
The Celebrant says the Collect BCP 213 The Celebrant Proceeds
Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give
Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. . . .
lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the
Celebrant and People sing “Holy, Holy, Holy . . .” (S127) Hampton
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
The people may stand or kneel as the Celebrant continues
Epistle Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7
Reader The Word of the Lord. The Breaking of the Bread
People Thanks be to God. A period of silence is kept as the Celebrant breaks the consecrated
bread. Then is sung:
Psalm 147:13-21 Fraction Anthem: “Christ our Passover” (S152)
Hymn #107: Good Christian friends, rejoice In dulci jubilo Immediately following distribution of the Eucharist, the chapel is open for healing
prayer. People desiring personal prayers for healing may go to the chapel after receiving
communion. A priest and a lay person will be present to pray for them. In addition to
The Holy Gospel John 1:1-18 prayers for personal healing, persons may request healing prayer on behalf of another
All standing, a priest reads the Gospel, saying person. The flowers on the altar today are given to the Glory of God.
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
according to John. The aumbry candle in the church today is given to the Glory of God and in loving
Music during the communion memory of Ruby V. Rosa by Bill & Frankie Rutledge.
People Glory to you, Lord Christ.
The babe of Bethlehem Don Cowan, bass Verger: Bob Van Cleave.
At the conclusion of the Gospel, the reader says
The Gospel of the Lord. Lector: Rachel Williams.
People Praise to you, Lord Christ. Communion Hymn #82:
Of the Father’s love begotten Divinum mysterium Lay Eucharistic Ministers: Tom Gormley, Jim Ramsey, David Maddux, Susalee
Spruill, Paul Hart, and Frank Puryear.
Sermon The Rev. Tim Taylor Postcommunion Prayer BCP 366 Acolytes: Winn Van Cleave, Davis Camp, Whitley Cargile, and Eleanor Smith.
Nicene Creed BCP 358 Greeters: John Abernathy, Mia Abernathy, Geraldine Bryant-Terry, Joe Smith,
Prayers of the People, Form III BCP 387 and Claudette Smith.
Confession & Absolution (congregation kneeling) BCP 360