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11:00 a.m.                                                   December 25, 2005

Assemble in God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s Hymnbook: Choose a Christmas Hymn

Lighting the Candles

Call to Worship  (Luke 2:10-11)

Leader:  The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see--I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:

People:  To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.

Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Trusting in your goodness and great mercy, O Lord, I come as one sick to the Healer, as one hungry and thirsty to the Fountain of life, as one in need to the King of heaven, a servant to his Lord, a creature to his Creator, a soul in desolation to my gentle Comforter.  But why do you come to me?  Who am I that you should offer yourself to me?  How dares the sinner to appear in your presence, and you, O Lord, why do you condescend to come to the sinner?  

You know your servant, and you know that I have nothing good in me that you should grant me this. I confess, therefore, my unworthiness. I acknowledge your goodness.  Amen.

 [Thomas a Kempis Of the Imitation of Christ, Bk. IV Ch. 2]


Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader:  The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Timothy 1:15).

People:  He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed (I Peter 2:24).

s Hymnbook: "Hark, the herald Angels Sing”…#163

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon


Scripture Lesson:  Luke 2:8-20

Sermon: "Saint Nicholas"


The Eucharist

s Hymnbook: "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”   #164

                         (Stanza 1)

s The Nicene Creed p.12

Preparation of the Table

Prayer of Thanksgiving

ALL: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

The Lord's Prayer

Communion of the People


Go In God's Name

s Hymnbook: "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”   #164

                         (Stanza 2)

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing


s:  all who are able, please stand.




May the true joy of Christmas resound in our hearts as we welcome Christ and welcome each other.  May abundant blessings be yours.


Linda Dickson had surgery this week.  Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.


Bible Study meets on Wednesday 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.


We will also have Holy Communion next Sabbath, January 1,   What better way to start the new year than by  celebrating the sacrament of Christ?



If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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