Saturday, December 21, 2013

Internet Daily Chapel For Christmas Week, 2013

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Internet Daily Chapel For Christmas Week, 2013 Online Christian Worship
Service and Practical Guide
Featuring "Joy To The World, The Lord Is Born." HTML HOME PAGES
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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 "Joy To The World, The Lord Is Born" - plus
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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.
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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.

Invocation - Inviting God To Be with Us
O Lord, we come together in Your name,
And as You promised, we know You are here.

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


In Jesus' holy name we pray, Amen.

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

Bible Readings For Each Day

Daily Light On The Daily Path -
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Christmas Songs And Readings
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)

Same as above, but using the King James Version (KJV) Bible and MP3
reading by Sweet-Talk Girl =>
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

Same as above, but using the King James Version (KJV) Bible and MP3
reading by Sweet-Talk Girl =>
"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.

"The Night Before Christmas" - Classic children's story, with complete
words, MP3 reading, and related links.

Christmas Carols - Links to other websites, plus our own MIDI arrangements including . . .

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"
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HTML page with lyrics and beautiful music video by Corrinne May at =>

May the Lord bless this presentation of His holy Word.

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The Lord's Prayer
with MP3 audio file

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

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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 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.

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
- 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.


* Note: "catholic church" here means the entire body of
believers in Christ, not just one particular church.

A Blessing To You From St. Paul


For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ,
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his
glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the
inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye,
being rooted and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the
breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,
that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above
all that we ask or think, according to the power that
worketh in us,
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout
all ages, world without end. Amen.


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
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

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Invitation To Accept Jesus Christ As Your Personal Lord And Saviour
Closing Song
"Breathe On Me, Breath Of God"

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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

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