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Daniel Rodriguez - O Holy Night - Season of Rejoice

“O Holy Night” Welcomes Season of Rejoice at Shepherd’s Grove

Daniel Rodriguez - O Holy Night - Season of RejoiceBeautiful music filled the sanctuary this past Saturday, November 21, as nearly 800 people across two performances celebrated the birth of Jesus and welcomed the Christmas season at Shepherd’s Grove during the second bi-annual “O Holy Night.” The evening featured 16 songs performed by a stunning orchestra, the angelic Hour of Power Choir and spectacular soloists Daniel Rodriguez, Marla Kavanaugh, Mandie Pinto, Dorothy Benham, Diane Freeman-Reynolds, Logan Watts, Casey Zemen, Frank Snip, Michael Skidgel and Karina Nuvo.  

The night also featured Scripture readings from the Christmas story by Pastors Bobby Schuller, Chad Blake, Russ Jacobson and Glenn DeMaster. A glorious narration of Jesus’ powerful life, followed by a choral rendition of “Joy to the World” brought the evening to a glorious conclusion.   

“O Holy Night” also served as the launch of Season of Rejoice, a six-week-long annual holiday event that features entertainment for the whole family, as well as traditional and contemporary Advent services featuring inspirational messages from Bobby Schuller.

For more information on Season of Rejoice, visit seasonofrejoice.com.

O Holy Night

Longing for God

Pastor Bobby Schuller continues the series of messages on Living the Psalms- Encouraging the Suffering Soul. Today’s message is “Longing for God.”

Dr. Dave Martin is known by many around the world as America’s #1 Christian Success Coach. His passion is to teach others how to walk in the fullness of God’s plan by pursuing, possessing and teaching the scriptural keys to biblical success. Dr. Martin is the author of several best-selling books, including Another Shot, which will be available in September. The book can be pre-ordered at DaveMartin.org.

Ken Medema is an Hour of Power favorite. Born nearly blind, Ken began playing the piano at age five and today performs all over the world. Ken’s performances regularly include songs that have been improvised both musically and lyrically and are based on a sermon or story he has just heard. Today, Ken performs “Jesus Lover of My Soul” (comp: Ken Medema). He is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Violinist Luanne Homzy is a member of the Hour of Power Orchestra, as well as the instrumental group Trio Dinicu. Today, she performs “The Four Seasons; Summer; Movement III” (comp: A. Vivaldi). Luanne is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir performs “My Redeemer Lives” (comp: Samuel Medley; John Hatton; arr: Jan Sanborn). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ.

The Sublimity of Gratitude and God’s Love

Pastor Bobby Schuller continues the series of messages on Living the Psalms- Encouraging the Suffering Soul. Today’s message is “The Sublimity of Gratitude and God’s Love.”

Pastor Russ Jacobson interviews Dr. Jim Kok, Certified Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education and a pastor with Crystal Cathedral and Shepherd’s Grove since 1984. Jim, along with Craig and Debbie Bourne, are the founders of Care and Kindness Ministries. Jim has devoted his career to the care of hurting people and training others to practice acts of kindness. His new book, Transform Belief into Behavior is available at careandkindness.org and wherever books are sold.

Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir performs three anthems by composer Joseph Haydn: “The Heaven’s Are Telling,” “The Marv’lous Work” with soloist Sarah Grandpre, and “Sing the Lord, ye Voices All.” The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

The Path of Wisdom

Pastor Bobby Schuller begins a new series of messages on Living the Psalms- Encouraging the Suffering Soul. Today’s message is “The Path of Wisdom.”

Dorothy Benham is a lyric-coloratura soprano. She has appeared on Broadway and been a guest artist with Symphony Orchestras throughout the country. In 1977, Dorothy was crowned Miss America and today she continues to be a part of the Miss America organization. Today, Dorothy performs “The Holy City” (Michael Maybrick). Dorothy is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Sarah Grandpre and Dana Baker are members of the Hour of Power Choir. Today, Sarah and Dana sing “More Than Wonderful” (K. Wolfe; arranged & orchestrated by M. Riley) and “The Lord’s Prayer” (Albert Hay Malotte; arranged & orchestrated by M. Riley). They are accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Hour of Power favorite Daniel Rodriguez is known as America’s tenor. He has won numerous awards, including The Disney Group Humanitarian, USO Lifetime Achievement, and is a Goodwill Ambassador for the “Heart for Children” foundation. Today, Daniel performs “God and God Alone” (Phillip McHugh; adapted & orchestrated by M. Riley). Daniel is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir performs “It is Well with My Soul” (comp: Philip P. Bliss; arr: John Ness Beck). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ.

Bobby Schuller and John Mark Comer - Hour of Power - Grace and Peace

Grace and Peace

Pastor Bobby welcomes John Mark Comer to the Hour of Power. John Mark is the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown: A Jesus Church in Portland, Oregon. He recently graduated with his master’s degree in biblical and theological studies at Western Seminary. John Mark and his wife, Tammy, have three children, Jude, Moses and Sunday. For more information on John Mark and his ministry, go to bridgetownajc.org or visit www.johnmarkcomer.com. John Mark’s message today is “Grace and Peace.”

Todd Strange is a member of the Hour of Power Choir. Today, Todd sings “Ev’ry Valley Shall be Exalted” (comp: G. Handel). He is accompanied by Clara Cheng on the piano.

Frank Sontag is the host of the Frank Sontag Show. He is heard Sunday through Friday on KKLA 99.5 FM in the Los Angeles area from 4 – 6 pm during afternoon drive time. A motorcycle accident in the 1980’s nearly cost him his life. In a quest to find out why he survived, Frank turned to New Age and spent the next 20 years leading a discussion on spirituality on Los Angeles radio station KLOS 95.5 FM.  Frank has written an autobiography titled, Light the Way Home: My incredible ride from new age to new life, available wherever books are sold.

Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir performs “With Wings as Eagles” (comp: Paul Williams; Benjamin Harlan). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ.

Bobby & Hannah Schuller - Hour of Power - See Like Jesus

See Like Jesus

Pastor Bobby concludes the series of messages on building a “Live Like Jesus” culture. Today’s message is “See Like Jesus.”

Marla Kavanaugh is a critically acclaimed leading lady in opera and musical theatre. Originally from New Zealand, Marla has traveled all over the world performing not only as a solo performer, but also with The Highland Divas. Marla is married to tenor soloist, Daniel Rodriguez. Today, Marla performs “The Lord’s Prayer” (comp: Albert Hay Malotte; arr: J. Carl) and is accompanied by the Hour of Power Orchestra with Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Choir with Don Neuen.

Singer and songwriter Karina Nuvo is a Grammy nominated artist. Karina’s music encompasses all cultures, races and genders with gospel, R&B, disco and Latin jazz. Karina is currently writing and producing songs for film, television and commercials. Today, Karina sings, “Over the Rainbow” (comp: E.Y. Harburg; Harold Arlen). She is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Donna Schuller is a certified nutritionist with a passion for helping people to learn to properly feed their bodies, minds and souls. She is the author of “Healthy Family, Happy Life: What healthy families learn from healthy moms.” Donna has been married to Robert A. Schuller for over 30 years and is Pastor Bobby’s stepmother. Donna can be found at Donna@SchullerMinistries.org. For more information on Robert and Donna, go to RobertSchullerMinistries.org.

Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir performs “Rejoice, the Lord is King!” (comp: Charles Wesley; John Darwall; arr: Joel Raney). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ.

Bobby Schuller - Pray Like Jesus

Pray Like Jesus

Pastor Bobby continues the series of messages on building a “Live Like Jesus” culture. Today’s message is “Pray Like Jesus.”

Mark McVey is best known for his theater credits, which include more than 3,200 performances in the role of Jean Valjean in the musical, “Les Miserables.” J. Mark has performed in Carnegie Hall with Marvin Hamlisch, and has appeared with the Boston Pops and The National Symphony Orchestra. J. Mark earned a gold record for his participation with the Trans Siberian Orchestra. His CD and DVD “The Inspiration of Broadway” is available wherever music is sold. Today, J. Mark sings, “Ordinary Miracles” (comp: M. Hamlisch; A. Bergman; M. Bergman) and “Orphans of God” (comp: J. Lindsey; Twila J. Labar). J. Mark is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Jim Rosene and Chris Marshall are part of Kids Around the World, a ministry founded in 1994 by a group of businessmen who wanted to help their sister city Kiev, Ukraine with building a playground. Today, 440 playgrounds have been built in 80 countries. Jim is the President and Chris is the California Regional Vice President of this organization. For more information on their ministry, go to KidsAroundtheWorld.com.

Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir performs “My Song in the Night” (An American Folk Hymn; arr: Mack Wilberg). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ and the Hour of Power Orchestra with Dr. Marc Riley.

Bobby & Hannah Schuller - Trust Like Jesus - Hour of Power

Trust Like Jesus

Pastor Bobby continues the series of messages on building a “Live Like Jesus” culture. Today’s message is “Trust Like Jesus.”

Yvette Lane is a member of the Hour of Power Choir. She studied vocal performance at Chapman University and lives here in Orange County, California. Today, Yvette sings, “Ave Maria” (comp: J.S. Bach; C. Gounod) and “Laudate dominum” (comp: W.A. Mozart). Yvette is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

The Hour of Power Orchestra is directed by Dr. Marc Riley. They perform, “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (comp: W.A. Mozart).

Directed by Rebecca Lord, the Hour of Power Choir performs “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” (comp: W. Gladen, H. Percy Smith; arr: A.J. Maglione). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ and the Hour of Power Orchestra with Dr. Marc Riley.

Bobby Schuller - Hour of Power - Shepherd's Grove - HOP2364

Lead Like Jesus

Pastor Bobby begins a new series of messages on building a “Live Like Jesus” culture. Today’s message is “Lead Like Jesus.”

Shari Rigby is a film and television actress, starring in several independent dramatic feature films, including “October Baby” and “Easy Rider: The Ride Back,” as well as daytime television programs “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Shari is the founder of “The Women in My World,” a faith-based mentoring and discipleship program for women of all ages, designed to help them grow in their identities. Shari has partnered with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Feed the Children, and the Gary Sinise Foundation. Her book, “Beautifully Flawed” is available wherever books are sold.

Joslyn Sarshad is a member of the Hour of Power Choir.  Today, she sings, “I Know that My Redeemer Liveth” (comp: G.F. Handel). She is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ.

Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir performs “Servants of Grace” (comp: Earlene Rentz). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ. The anthem is dedicated to Hour of Power Choir member, Patrick Healy, who recently passed away.

Naomi Striemer & Bobby Schuller - Hour of Power - Shepherd's Grove - HOP2363

Crossing the Jordan

Pastor Bobby encourages you to be a person that trusts God, a person that has faith, and a person that takes risks with his message “Crossing the Jordan.”

Karen Covell is a wife, mother, author, Hollywood producer, and the founder of the non-profit organization, Hollywood Prayer Network. Karen has extensive experience producing TV specials, documentaries and children’s programming. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the Biola University Media Task Force.

Singer and songwriter Naomi Striemer was raised in a Christian home in Nova Scotia, Canada. She tours the world singing and speaking, hosts a syndicated radio program, is a frequent writer for various publications and supports humanitarian agency Compassion Child Sponsors. Naomi performs “Your Love is Timeless” (comp: A. Fromm; J. L. Riddle; K. E. Smith; N. Striemer). Naomi is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Directed by Rebecca Lord, the Hour of Power Choir performs “Holy! Holy! Holy!” (comp: R. Heber; J. B. Dykes; arr: J. Raney; orch: M. Riley). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ, and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.