Cantata 2018

Cantata 2018

Cantata Audio – December 16, 2018



“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.” Micah 5:2

The majority of people, whether they are Christian or not, probably know that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Most of them probably also know that there was no room in the inn for Jesus to be born in Bethlehem. The choir invites you to travel with us to Bethlehem, via the music they will present Sunday, December 16, in our morning worship service. We have taken the title of this program from one anthem titled, “My Heart, Your Bethlehem.” It is a poignant piece of music that asks if you will prepare a place for Jesus in your heart—will you make your heart a Bethlehem? Some of the lyrics from this anthem should be pondered by us as we enter this Advent season, so I share them with you here:

“Though some will not receive You, or know just who You are, I will prepare a place for You, a home within my heart. I’ll make my heart Your Bethlehem, where You, O Lord, can enter in. Shine Your light, let Your life in me begin, and make my heart Your Bethlehem.”

We invite you to join us as we begin by reflecting on Bethlehem and then end rejoicing that God did send His Son, Jesus. Ultimately, we hope through our music, you will reflect on making your heart a place for Jesus, not just during Advent and Christmas but in your daily lives.

We hope you will take time out of the busyness of the season to be in worship during Advent. Our adult and youth handbells will be ringing during the month of December. Please join us in worship!