Let Every Heart “Prepare Him Room!”
Gathering and Adoration
PRELUDE “The First Noel”
Worshipbook #167, vv. 1 & 2
OUR JOURNEY TOWARD BETHLEHEM CONTINUES!
*CALL TO WORSHIP (Based on Luke 2:10-11, 14)
I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:
to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior,
who is the Messiah, the Lord.
Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace among those whom he favors!
*SING TO THE LORD “Shine, Jesus Shine”
RELEASING THE BLESSING (Tithes & Offerings)
Offertory – The First Noel,” Worshipbook #167, vv. 3, 4, & 5
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
MATTHEW 2:1-11 & LUKE 2:13-20 Jodi Sadler
MESSAGE The First Noel: Full of Wonder!
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
Invitation to the Table
Prayers for Others & Ourselves
Affirmation of our Faith – The Apostles’ Creed (below)
I believe in God, the Father almighty
Maker of Heaven and Earth
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
Born of the Virgin Mary
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried
He descended into hades
The third day he rose again from the dead
He ascended into Heaven
And sitteth on the right hand of God
the Father Almighty
From thence he shall come
to judge the quick and the dead
I believe in the Holy Spirit
The holy Christian Church
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting. Amen.
Consecration of the Bread & Cup – “Offering, Christmas Version”
(At this time you’re welcome to partake!)
*SING TO THE LORD “The First Noel,” Worshipbook #167, v. 6
Following the worship service today, if you would like special prayer for yourself or another, discuss the message with the pastor, and/or take steps to go deeper in your love and service to Jesus Christ and His Church, please make your way to the front of the sanctuary.