Come, Be Born in Us, O Lord!
GATHERING & ADORATION
PRELUDE “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”
(Lighting of the outer Advent candles – Hope, Joy, Peace, & Love)
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH
To us, watchful and waiting, a gift has been slipped into our midst.
A tiny child, born in a manger,
A gift of peace to troubled souls and dangerous streets,
A gift of joy to sad hearts and cautious lives,
A gift of hope to wearied brows and oppressed peoples,
A tiny child, gift of God.
Open your hearts; raise your songs.
Give thanks to the giver; welcome the gift.
(Lighting of the Christ Candle)
THE PROPHECY OF THE MESSIAH Isaiah 9:2, 6-7; John 1:1-2, 4-5
SING TO THE LORD “Emmanuel”
THE COMING OF JESUS IS ANNOUNCED TO MARY AND JOSEPH Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-25
SING TO THE LORD “Christmas Offering”
THE PREPARATIONS FOR THE BIRTH OF JESUS Luke 2:1-5
PRAYER w/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 sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not
into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the
Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
SING TO THE LORD “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
JESUS IS BORN! Luke 2:6-7
RELEASING THE BLESSING (Tithes & Offerings)
Offertory – “Noel”
*“Doxology,” Worshipbook #48
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost, Amen
JESUS’ BIRTH IS ANNOUNCED TO THE SHEPHERDS Luke 2:9-14
SING TO THE LORD “The First Noel”
THE SHEPHERDS FIND THE BABY JESUS Luke 2:15-18
THE WISE MEN BRING THEIR GIFTS TO JESUS Matthew 2:1-11
SING TO THE LORD “The Christmas Hallelujah”
OUR TIME TOGETHER IS OVER. LET THE SERVICE BEGIN!
*SING TO THE LORD “Joy to the World! The Lord is Come”
*Please stand if able.