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8 Dec 2021 by Seungjae Yeon in: Worship Online


Boronia Park Uniting Church

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Carols in the Carpark


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Carols in the Carpark: Joy to Boronia Park


Boronia Park Uniting Church (93a Pittwater Road, Boronia Park NSW 2110)

Wednesday 8 December 2021, 6:30pm


Special Song One   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas


Vocal: Mirvana Mouawad

Piano: Grace Song     


Acknowledgement for the First Peoples


We acknowledge the Walloo-metta-gal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the Country we are meeting on today. We recognise their continuing connection to the land and waters, and thank them for protecting this coastline and its ecosystems since time immemorial. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations people if present today.


Welcome                  Rosemary Brook


Greeting                   Seung Jae Yeon



Lesson One              


The Gospel of Luke 2:10-11 (New International Version)


10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 


Carol One                 The First Noel


Song leader: Seung Jae Yeon

Piano: Bianca Lee

Keyboard: Grace Song


The First Noel the angel did say

Was to certain poor shepherds

in fields as they lay;

In fields as they lay, keeping their sheep,

On a cold winter's night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,

Born is the King of Israel.


They looked up and saw a star

Shining in the east beyond them far,

And to the earth it gave great light,

And so it continued both day and night.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,

Born is the King of Israel.


And by the light of that same star

Three wise men came from country far;

To seek for a king was their intent,

And to follow the star wherever it went.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,

Born is the King of Israel.


This star drew nigh to the northwest,

O'er Bethlehem it took it rest,

And there it did both stop and stay

Right over the place where Jesus lay.


Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,

Born is the King of Israel.


Lesson Two              Alan Keast               


The Gospel of Luke 2:1-7 (New Living Translation)


The Birth of Jesus


At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee.He took with him Mary, to whom he was engaged, who was now expecting a child.


And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.


Prayer for Carols in the Carpark           Alan Keast      


Dear loving heavenly Father,


Just as Joseph and Mary travelled those long 150km from Nazareth to Bethlehem and the shepherds travelled to see the newborn baby Jesus, so we travel on our path in life.


At times we follow well used tracks, walking in the footsteps of those who have gone before, and at other times we make new tracks, leaving behind a small trail for others to follow.


Dear Lord God, may our journey not end at the celebration of Jesus’ birth but may continue, going from strength to strength as we follow in the directions and plans God has for each of us.


Let us remember that we can go out into the darkness and put our hand in the hand of God and that will be better than a light and safer than a known way.

May we worship not only Jesus as the baby born in Bethlehem but as God’s Son and our Saviour this coming season. 


In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.


Carol Two                Hark! The Herald Angels Sing


Hark! the herald angels sing:

"Glory to the newborn King!

Peace on earth and mercy mild

God and sinners reconciled"

Joyful, all ye nations rise

Join the triumph of the skies

With angelic hosts proclaim:

"Christ is born in Bethlehem"

Hark! the herald angels sing:

"Glory to the newborn King!"


Christ by highest Heav'n adored

Christ the everlasting Lord!

Late in time behold Him come

Offspring of a Virgin's womb

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;

Hail the incarnate Deity

Pleased as man with man to dwell

Jesus, our Emmanuel

Hark! the herald angels sing:

"Glory to the newborn King!"


Hail the Heav'n-born Prince of Peace!

Hail the Son of Righteousness!

Light and life to all He brings

Ris'n with healing in His wings

Mild He lays His glory by

Born that man no more may die

Born to raise the sons of earth

Born to give them second birth

Hark! the herald angels sing:

"Glory to the newborn King!"


Talk                            “Joy to Boronia Park”


Speaker: Seung Jae Yeon


Carol Three              Joy to the World


Joy to the world, the Lord has come

Let earth receive her King

Let every heart prepare Him room

And heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing

And heaven, and heaven and nature sing


Joy to the world, the Savior reigns

Let men their songs employ

While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains

Repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy

Repeat, repeat the sounding joy


No more let sins and sorrows grow

Nor thorns infest the ground

He comes to make His blessings flow

Far as the curse is found, far as the curse is found

Far as, far as the curse is found


He rules the world with truth and grace

And makes the nations prove

The glories of His righteousness

And wonders of His love, and wonders of His love

And wonders, wonders of His love


Lesson Three           Daisy Hsu


The Gospel of Luke 2:8-14 (New King James Version)


Glory in the Highest


Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”


13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:


14                    “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”


Carol Four                Silent Night Holy Night


Silent night, holy night

All is calm, all is bright

'Round yon virgin Mother and Child

Holy infant so tender and mild

Sleep in heavenly peace

Sleep in heavenly peace


Silent night, holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight!

Glories stream from heaven afar;

Heavenly hosts sing Al-le-lu-ia!

Christ the Savior is born!

Christ the Savior is born!

Christ the Savior is born!


Silent night, holy night

Son of God, oh, love's pure light

Radiant beams from Thy holy face

With the dawn of redeeming grace

Jesus, Lord at Thy birth

Jesus, Lord at Thy birth

Jesus, Lord at Thy birth

Silent Night Holy Night|Franz Xaver Gruber/Joseph Mohr


Lesson Four             Margaret Treble


Luke 2:15-20 (New Revised Standard Version)


15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.


Margaret: Gospel of the Lord.

All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


Special Song Two            Mary, Did You Know?


Vocal: Zachary Lee

Piano: Grace Song



Special Song Three         O Holy Night


Vocal: Mirvana Mouawad

Piano: Grace Song


Blessing                             Seung Jae Yeon


Dear God,

thank you for the Plan that you prepared

to send your one and only son Jesus for us.

As we are awaiting the coming of Christ Child,

Lord, give us a heart that looks for Your coming

through Jesus in our daily life.


Help us to live our lives

where we are constantly seeking Your presence.


Our offering to You today in singing carols is all Yours.

Thank you, Lord.


The blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be upon us and remain with us always.


Carol Five                          We Wish You A Merry Christmas


We wish you a merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year



Thanks to all members and guests who participated in this event!

Special thanks to all for keeping our event Covid-19 safe.

With our sincere heart, we wish you a merry Christmas

and a blessed New Year 2022.