905 Mifflin Ave
Pastor: Rev. Kelly Smith
*Those that are able are invited to stand
Welcome and Announcements
- Gathering into worship -
*Introit “That Boy-Child of Mary” Choir
Psalm Psalm 148
*Call to Worship
One: Praise the Lord!
All: Praise God from the heavens.
One: Young men and women alike, old and young together!
All: Let us praise the name of the Lord, whose name alone is exalted above earth and heaven. Alleluia!
*Opening Hymn “Joy to the World” #246
Eternal God, by the birth of Jesus Christ you gave yourself to the world.
Grant that, being born in our hearts,
he may save us from all our sins,
and restore within us the image and likeness of our Creator,
to whom be everlasting praise and glory, world without end. Amen.
*Chorus “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (Refrain) #220
Come and worship, come and worship, worship Christ the newborn King.
Getting to Know You
What’s in your Christmas Pensieve?
--Reflecting on the Story–
Scripture Luke 2:41-52
Christmas Hymn Sing
- Offering our prayers -
(You are invited to share your prayer concerns with the congregation by writing them on the
Prayer Request cards in the pews and placing them in the offering plate.)
Prayer Hymn “One Holy Night in Bethlehem” #2097
in The Faith We Sing
Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer
- Sharing our blessings -
Offering Our Gifts and Tithes
*Doxology “Emmanuel, Emmanuel”
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, his name is called Emmanuel.
God with us, revealed in us, his name is called Emmanuel.
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
Loving God, we give you thanks for the light of the world, Jesus Christ, through whom we have received adoption as your children.
With Jesus our brother, we dedicate ourselves in ministry to the world, that we may live as heirs of your promises to the honor and glory of your name. Amen.
- Taking the Word to the World -
*Closing Hymn “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” #251
*Chorus “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” (Refrain) #251
Go, tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere;
Go, tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born.
December 30, 2018