We hear some joyful, hopeful words from Isaiah and from John: 'oaks of righteousness' and 'straight paths for God in the wilderness.' A new look at Comfort and at Joy. 

Carillon Prelude: Various (Neander; Veni Emmanuel)
Prelude: Various (Hudson/Bender; J.S. Bach; Near)
Readings: Isaiah 61:1-11; John
1:16-8, 19-28
Solo: Comfort Ye My People/Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted from Messiah (Handel)
Postlude: Redeemer of the Nations, Come (Manz)