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


*Opening Prayer

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–


Children’s Sermon


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