Come, Be Born in Us, O Lord!
GATHERING & ADORATION
PRELUDE “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” Worshipbook #147
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH Junior High Youth
“Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, ‘God is with us.’”
When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus (Matthew 1:23-25).
We light these candles, the candle of joyous hope, of proclaimed peace, of deep everlasting joy, and today of presence that speaks of love, as a sign that no matter our circumstance, we know we are not alone
(Lighting of the Advent Wreath)
*SING TO THE LORD “What a Beautiful Name”
*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.
CHRISTMAS PARTICIPATION STORY Kids Club & Junior High Participants
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
THE WORD THAT BRINGS LIFE…
CELEBRATING THE BAPTISM OF LIAM JAMES ARGENY
Son of Kyle Argeny and Kayla Breeding
O LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS!
LUKE 2:1-7 (Alex Meneo)
SONG “Christmas Hallelujah” (verses 1 & 2)
MESSAGE It Was Not a Silent Night!
OUR RESPONSE TO ALL THAT GOD HAS BEEN DOING
SONG “What a Beautiful Name” (adding the Bridge)
OUR TIME TOGETHER IS OVER. LET THE SERVICE BEGIN!
*SING TO THE LORD “Joy to the World! The Lord is Come,” Worshipbook #146, vv. 3 & 4
*Please stand if able.