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The Stars Were Brightly Shining: ‘O Holy Night’ a Christmas Success!

Last Friday, we kicked off the holiday season with our annual “O Holy Night” concert at Shepherd’s Grove! It was an amazing night of inspiring music, powerful scripture, and joyous celebration.

The highlights include:

The Hour of Power Choir, conducted by Dr. Irene Messoloras, kicked off the concert by cheerfully singing “Joy to the World.” Later, they performed “Angels We Have Heard on High.”

Pastor Bobby, Hannah, Haven, and Cohen Schuller lit the advent candles and explained what the Advent season means for us. We also got to witness a very cute moment of Cohen expressing his love for chicken nuggets!

The Voices of Hope Children’s Choir, conducted by Sarah Grandpre, sweetly performed “Somewhere in My Memory” and “Do You Hear What I Hear.”

Opera Singers (and real-life married couple) Courtney Taylor and Todd Strange powerfully sang “Love Came Down” together. Later, Todd Strange performed his solo “Where Else Would a Lamb Be Born?”

Indie artist Caity Peters beautifully sang “What Child is This?” and “The First Noel.”

The Hour of Power Choir, with soloist Preston Parker, powerfully performed “Go Where I Send Thee.” Later, soloist Erin Wood performed the title song of the concert, “O Holy Night.”


Country singer Kelly McGrath put her own spin on the Christmas classic, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”

Vocal powerhouse Maiya Sykes, did, of course, bring the house down with her Gospel rendition of “Jesus, O What a Wonderful Child.” Later, she concluded the concert with a stirring performance and sing along to “Silent Night.”

All of the night’s artists were brilliantly accompanied by Organist Zeiko Marasovich and the Hour of Power Orchestra, directed by Marc Riley.

Pastor Chad and Hillary Blake read powerful scripture from the Book of Luke and John.

Pastor Bobby gave his closing remarks and sent the audience off with a benediction of peace for this holiday season. It was a truly festive and faith-stirring night. We thank everyone who joined us for this time-honored tradition, and we missed those who could not attend!

Want to relive this night or experience it for the first time? We have DVDs available that includes all of the highlights previously mentioned. Click here to order yours! 

Check out the rest of the night’s photos here:

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2 thoughts on “The Stars Were Brightly Shining: ‘O Holy Night’ a Christmas Success!

  1. Janice.M.Franklin says:

    Hello from Bristol England. What a blessing yor church is to me and my husband Duncan. My husband is a retired A.O.G. Pastor and although I have always been fully involved in his church work I am a retired day school teacher. Now three times,Sat.Sun and Monday we watch your service. Music ministry…..heavenly,likewise ministry of the Word. We look forward to your services and would certainly call in if we could. We are praying for your family and especially Colyn that somehow you will be able to “touch the hem of His garment” and he will be completely healed.Matt.9:21.We love you in Jesus’s Name.Janice/Duncan Franklin

    1. amylindow says:

      Thank you so much for your prayers and encouraging words, Janice and Duncan! We are grateful for your friendship and support. God loves you and so do we!

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