Worship this Third Sunday of Advent begins with a leaning toward folk and Celtic sounds at 9:00 a.m. with guitarist/vocalist Bill DeMarco.
Violinist Amy Welsh and cellist Lucas Jackson begin the 11:00 a.m.service with an arrangement of the Advent hymn tune "Morning Song." The Chancel Choir offers a re-imagined setting of the traditional Advent text "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" by Dan Forrest. As we near the noon hour, the organ tells us to prepare our hearts and "look east" in a joyful carillon-style setting of the Besancon carol by Rebecca Groom te Velde.
At 6:00 p.m., the Longest Night Service returns with an evening worship hour of Advent meditations and songs of longing and peace. Harpist Alaina Bongers, flutist Rebecca Quillen, and cantor Alex Young join us for this beautiful Advent tradition at Plymouth.