ORDER FOR WORSHIP
PRELUDE Sean Cotty
WELCOME/PRAYER OF INVOCATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP Dorien Day
All God’s people—
Boys and girls, women, men:
Come and worship!
Shepherds, Magi, saints, and angels:
Come and worship! Come and worship!
All who need the Savior, all who long for comfort, all who dream of God’s new world:
Come and worship, come and worship Christ, the newborn King!
*HYMN No. 170 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Luke 2:8-14 p. 833
ANTHEM: Christmas Welcome John Ness Beck
Welcome, welcome, child of Bethlehem;
Welcome newly born King!
There's a crown of stars for your diadem;
Choirs of angels are singing,
"Welcome, welcome, one and all,
to the lowly manger stall."
Welcome, neighbor, and welcome, stranger,
And welcome, all we hold dear.
Welcome glad time of year!
Welcome, children, and welcome, shepherds,
and welcome, animals too!
Whether young or old, come in from the cold;
Love is waiting for you.
Welcome, welcome, Holy night,
Stars and candles shining bright.
May this blessed birth bring us peace on earth,
Health and wealth and good cheer.
Welcome all ye who hear,
come and draw near
for the season of Christmas is here!
Titus 3:4-7 p. 969
HOMILY Rev. Blaine Crawford SACRAMENT OF COMMUNION
The LORD be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the LORD.
Let us give our thanks and praise.
It is good to give our thanks and praise.
It is truly right and our greatest joy . . .
Sanctus (pew card)
Great is the mystery of our faith:
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again!
Words of Institution
*PASSING OF THE PEACE
*HYMN No. 174 Angels From The Realms Of Glory
Offertory: Joy to the World Handel (Arr. Rutter)
Joy to the world! The Lord is come Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.
Joy to the earth! The Saviour reigns Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow
Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.
He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.
* The Doxology (pew card)
Jesus is the Word made flesh in our midst.
May his incarnation fill your hearts with peace.
O Lord, give us peace.
Jesus is the promised Savior, born of Mary.
May his birth among us renew your hope.
O Lord, give us hope.
Jesus is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
May the gift of his presence bring forth rejoicing.
O Lord, give us joy.
Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
bless you now and forever. Amen.
Response All Things Come of Thee, O Lord