Blessings to you, the readers of this page, in Jesus Christ our Lord. May He guide you and protect you always.

Internet Daily Chapel
Week Of December 18, 2011
Online Christian Worship Service and Practical Guide
Featuring "The Week Before Christmas, 2011"

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By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - Internet Church Of Christ - LoveAllPeople.org
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     "Dear Lord: Please put the right thoughts in my mind, words in my mouth, and actions
      in my hands and feet, that I might please You best today. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."


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Worship Service, Featuring "The Week Before Christmas, 2011" - plus much more.

Welcome

Welcome to the online worship service at Internet Church Of Christ. Here is a good place to worship our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. You are invited and are welcome at any time. Blessings to you in Him.

Video of Corrine May singing "In The Bleak Midwinter."
To see the video at YouTube, please visit => http://youtu.be/ZC9C5kHL884

Below is the "Why We Worship Together" video link.

       PRAYER TO UNITE THE VIEWERS OF THIS PAGE              
 
    Dear Lord, please let the viewers of this page
    Unite with You this moment, at one time.
    And let our worship please You, here and now.
    In Jesus' holy name we pray, Amen.

To see the video at its source, please visit => Why We Worship Together - http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=F91FFMNU

Invocation - Inviting God To Be with Us

O Lord, we come together in Your name,
And as You promised, we know You are here.

AND SO WE WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS,
AND PRAY THAT YOU FIND PLEASURE HERE WITH US,
AS WE, YOUR LOVING CHILDREN WORSHIP YOU.

We now invite You to reveal Yourself,
And share with us Your presence, openly,

FOR YOU ARE EVERYTHING THAT WE DESIRE,
AND EVERYTHING WE HAVE, WE GIVE TO YOU.

In Jesus' holy name we pray, Amen.

If you are a new Christian, we invite you to visit our page at http://www.loveallpeople.org/newchristian.html


"Joy To The World" - More information below.)

Bible Readings For Each Day

New American Bible (with notes and links) - http://www.usccb.org/nab/today.shtml
Daily Light On The Daily Path - http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/devotions/daily.light/
National Presbyterian Church (USA) - http://www.natpresch.org/one_daily_reading.php

The Annunciation Of Mary - Bible text from Luke 1:26-38, with MP3 reading; and photo of painting. Ecce Ancilla Domini (The Annunciation) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
http://www.loveallpeople.org/annunciation.html

Same as above, but using the King James Version (KJV) Bible and MP3 reading by Sweet-Talk Girl =>
http://www.loveallpeople.org/annunciationkjv.html

The Birth Of Jesus - ("The Christmas Story") - Bible text from Luke 2:1-20 (KJV and RSV), with link to verses and commentary regarding the Virgin Birth. Also has our Public Domain MP3 reading of the story, King James Version.
http://www.loveallpeople.org/thebirthofjesus.html

Same as above, but using the King James Version (KJV) Bible and MP3 reading by Sweet-Talk Girl =>
http://www.loveallpeople.org/thebirthofjesus-kjv.html

"I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" - Anti-war poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, written during the American Civil War. With complete words, MP3 reading, and related links.
http://www.loveallpeople.org/christmasbells.html

"The Night Before Christmas" - Classic children's story, with complete words, MP3 reading, and related links.
http://www.loveallpeople.org/thenightbeforechristmas.html

Christmas Carols - Links to other websites, plus our own MIDI arrangements
http://www.loveallpeople.org/christmas_carols.html including . . .

FOUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Joy To The World - Original poem by Isaac Watts; Music by Handel, arranged by Lowell Mason, with MIDI sequence by Bill McGinnis, attempting to present the classic Lowell Mason arrangement. =>
Joy To The World - HTML page

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - The song as we know it is based on an original poem by Charles Wesley, altered by George Whitefield in 1753; music by Mendelssohn, arranged by William H. Cummings, with MIDI sequrence by Bill McGinnis, attempting to present the classic Cummings arrangement. =>
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - HTML page

Angels From The Realms Of Glory - Lyrics by James Montgomery, music by Henry T. Smart. MIDI sequence by Bill McGinnis, based on a Public Domain arrangement. MP3 Reading of the poem.=>
Angels From The Realms Of Glory - HTML page

Away In A Manger - Words in verses 1 and 2 are by an unknown author, verse 3 by John Thomas McFarland; Music by William J. Kirkpatrick - Public Domain. MIDI file sequenced by Bill McGinnis from a published Public Domain arrangement. MP3 Reading of the poem. Public Domain. =>
Away In A Manger - HTML Page

Please also see . . . "In The Bleak Midwinter"
MIDI music file at => http://www.patriot.net/users/bmcgin/inthebleakmidwinter.mid
HTML page with lyrics and beautiful music video by Corrinne May at => http://www.loveallpeople.org/inthebleakmidwinter.html



MP3 Production Notes: Rev. Bill McGinnis' voice and music MP3's are recorded, and simple editing is done, using Audio MP3 Editor - Info/Order - Free Trial. Sweet-Talk Girl's MP3's are produced using TextAloud text-to-speech software - Info/Order - Free Trial - Buy Now. Please also see our how-to-do-it website at Text-To-Speech.org. Advanced editing and mixing (if any) are done using n-Track Studio - Info/Order - Free Trial. "A complete recording studio in your PC," and/or Adobe Audition. You can do it, too!

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." - Romans 10:17 (KJV)

May the Lord bless this presentation of His holy Word.


     Rev. Bill McGinnis  <><
     bmcgin@patriot.net
     

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The Lord's Prayer

with MP3 audio file


The Lord, Himself, taught us to pray like this . . .

Play Prayer Here =>
http://www.loveallpeople.org/lordsprayer2.mp3
Reading by Rev. Bill McGinnis - Public Domain
 
 
                     The Lord's Prayer 
   
 
          Our Father, who art in heaven,
            hallowed be thy Name,
            thy kingdom come,
            thy will be done,
              on earth as it is in heaven.
          Give us this day our daily bread.
          And forgive us our trespasses,
            as we forgive those who trespass against us.
          And lead us not into temptation,
            but deliver us from evil.
          For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
            for ever and ever. Amen.
 
                      Source: Book Of Common Prayer, based on
                              Matthew 6:9-13    
 
 
          
You can hear the Lord's Prayer on an MP3 file by clicking on loveallpeople.org/binaries/lordsprayer2.mp3. This MP3 file, and the text on which it is based, are in the Public Domain, free for all people to use without restriction. As always, permission is granted to link to any of our files.

Bible Readings - Updated Automatically Each Day

New American Bible (with notes and links) - http://www.usccb.org/nab/today.shtml
Daily Light On The Daily Path - http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/devotions/daily.light/
National Presbyterian Church (USA) - http://www.natpresch.org/one_daily_reading.php

Declaration Of Faith

The Apostles' Creed
This historic affirmation of faith comes to us from the early centuries of the Christian church.

MP3 audio file at http://www.loveallpeople.org/binaries/apostlescreed.mp3 - free, Public Domain

      I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
      Maker of heaven and earth:
      And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;
      Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit;
      Born of the Virgin Mary,
      Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      Was crucified, dead, and buried;
      He descended into hell;
      The third day he rose again from the dead;
      He ascended into heaven
      And sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
      From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
      I believe in the Holy Spirit;
      The holy catholic church;     *
      The communion of saints;
      The forgiveness of sins;
      The resurrection of the body;
      And the life everlasting.
 
                             Amen.
 
 
                * Note: "catholic church" here means the entire body of
                  believers in Christ, not just one particular church.
 
 
 
 

Blessings to you in Jesus Christ our Lord,

Rev. Bill McGinnis <><


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Prayer For You

A Prayer To Banish Anger From The Earth

NOTE: When you read this prayer, try to imagine hearing my voice as I speak
it to you.  In this way, the prayer is reactivated, and it is the same
as if I were actually praying for you at that moment.
(Just like television prayers are reactivated when you watch 
them, although the videotape may have been shot years before.)



 
NOTE: This prayer, today, is written as a collective prayer, for all of us
      to pray whenever we are moved to do so. Recently on Family Radio, 
      I heard a missionary in Peru express his belief that the Lord
      restrains Himself from acting in human affairs *unless* we pray
      for Him to act. If true, this is a stunning concept, and it would
      suggest that we should pray more actively for the Lord to intervene
      in human affairs, confident that the Holy Spirit will lead us 
      to pray in a manner consistent with His will.
 
              
                "A Prayer To Banish Anger From The Earth"
 
                Perhaps there was a time when man did need
                A way to pump adrenalin inside,
                To get us ready fast to fight or flee,
                From animals or enemies at hand.
                And if so, maybe anger had its place.
                
                But now it seems that anger is a curse,
                Which causes far more harm than it does good.
                For rarely do we need to flee from lions,
                But often are we harmed by angry men.
                And so we pray that You will hear us now,
                And grant this new request that now we make:
                Please banish, Lord, all anger from the earth:
                Just dry it up, and make it blow away,
                And let it nevermore come back to us.
                We know that You can do this if You wish,
                And now we pray You make it come to pass.
                Forgive us if we seem to ask too much,
                But we, Your children, need this help from You.
                In Jesus' name we pray for this, Amen.                
 
                
               
 
 
                 by Rev. Bill McGinnis - Public Domain

Separate HTML page at => http://www.loveallpeople.org/prayer4you90.html

See more prayers like this, at our Index of Prayers 4 You - http://www.loveallpeople.org/prayerindex.html

Holy Communion

A ceremony for Holy Communion is available to you HERE! - http://patriot.net/~bmcgin/pearl-holycommunion.html

If you are alone, you will needed to be both "Leader" and "Assembly," as described in the ceremony.

How To Find A Real, Live Church

An online church is better than no church at all; but it is even better for most Christians to actually belong to a real, live church, with real, live people. Then, you can have your real church PLUS your online church, so you gain the benefits of both. You can find a church for yourself by clicking HERE! - http://patriot.net/~bmcgin/findachurch.html

Invitation To Accept Jesus Christ As Your Personal Lord And Saviour

http://www.loveallpeople.org/jesusdirect.html

Closing Song

"Breathe On Me, Breath Of God"
http://www.loveallpeople.org/breatheonme.html

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Benediction

 
                  I pray the Lord that He will lead your path
                  Away from the temptations all around.
                  I pray that when temptation lingers near,
                  The Lord will lead you not into its reach.
                  But if temptation grabs you as you pass,
                  I pray the Lord that you will struggle free.
                  In Jesus' holy name I pray, Amen.
         

Blessings to you in Jesus Christ our Lord.

This chapel service is now complete.

   
          Rev. Bill McGinnis
 
               Pastor - http://InternetChurchOfChrist.org      
               Director - http://LoveAllPeople.org
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