Weekly Bulletin

 

 

Order of Worship

Prelude & Lighting of the Candles

Welcome

* Hymn:          Hark! The Herald Angels Sing              240

* Opening Prayer:

This Christmas Eve it is our duty and delight to prepare ourselves to hear again the message of the angels, and to go in heart and mind to Bethlehem, and to see this thing which has come to pass, and the Babe lying in the manger. Therefore, let us hear again from Holy Scripture and the story of the loving purpose of God from the first days of our sin until the glorious redemption brought us by the holy Child; and let us make this house of prayer with carols of praise. Amen.

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Choir Anthem

Scripture Reading                           Isaiah 9:6-7, Micah 5:2

* Hymn:           O Little Town of Bethlehem                     230

Scripture Reading                                            Matthew 1:18-21

* Hymn:                What Child is This                                   219

Offering

(Our offering this evening will go to our Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, which helps people who have financial needs in our Community.)

* Doxology (in unison)

– Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise God, above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Scripture Reading                                                       Luke 2:1-7

* Hymn:                Away in a Manger                                  217

Scripture Reading                                                  Luke 2:8-20

* Hymn:        Angels From the Realms of Glory          220

Sermon        “Do You Want to Hold the Baby?”

* Hymn:                 Joy to the World                                    246

Holy Communion

Scripture Reading                                                    John 1:1-15

Candle Lighting

* Hymn             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 Alleluia! Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born!

Silent night, holy night, Son of God, 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.

Silent night, holy night, Wonderous star, lend thy light; With the angles let us sing, Alleluia to our King; Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born!

* Dismissal with Blessing