Assemble in God’s Name
Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: “O Come, All Ye Faithful” #170
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Isaiah 9:6)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also
Leader: For unto us a child is born,
People: Unto us a son is given:
Leader: And the government shall be upon his shoulder:
People: And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
The Psalm of the King (Psalm 97)
s Hymnbook: "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" #163
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
First Reading: Luke 2:1-7
Second Reading: Titus 3:4-7
Sermon: "The War on Christmas”
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Joy to the World " #161
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
On this day, Christmas Eve, we invite you to consider how God in Christ came with love and a burning desire to reconcile all of humanity with God. We welcome all who are present and encourage everyone to greet each other warmly.
Tomorrow is Christmas--but you all knew that. Next Sabbath is New Year’s Eve, but you probably knew that also.
Bible Study meets on Wednesday 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Sid and Marshall Whitesides are the proud great-grandparents of a new baby girl, Rosey Whitesides Broadwater. She weighed seven pounds. Her parents are Dicksy and Jason broadwater.
A Christmas Wish
What better wish than this, that you and yours will have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Tony and Beth Grant
“It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”
1 The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!
2 Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before him, and consumes his adversaries on every side.
4 His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory.
7 All worshipers of images are put to shame, those who make their boast in worthless idols; all gods bow down before him.
8 Zion hears and is glad, and the towns of Judah rejoice, because of your judgments, O God.
9 For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.
10 The LORD loves those who hate evil; he guards the lives of his faithful; he rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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