11:00 a.m.                                              December 24, 2006


Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:


Choral Introit:



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.


Opening Prayer


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


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon

               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.”

—Charles Dickens




Psalm 97


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!



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