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Bulletin 12/25/2022 10:45AM Christmas Worship Service

December 25, 2022

Christmas Morning


Announcements


Invocation


Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7


2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined.

3 You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exult when dividing plunder.

4 For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.

5 For all the boots of the tramping warriors and all the garments rolled in blood shall be burned as fuel for the fire.

6 For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7 His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.


“Angels From the Realms of Glory”

Hymn #192


Angels, from the realms of glory,​

Wing your flight o’er all the earth.​

Ye who sang creation’s story,​

Now proclaim Messiah’s birth.​

Come and worship. Come and worship.​

Worship Christ, the newborn King.​


Shepherds, in the field abiding,​

Watching o’er you flocks by night.​

God with man is now residing;​

Yonder shines the Infant Light.​

Come and worship. Come and worship.​

Worship Christ, the newborn King.​


Sages, leave your contemplations;​

Brighter visions beam afar.​

Seek the great Desire of nations;​

Ye have seen His natal star.​

Come and worship. Come and worship.​

Worship Christ, the newborn King.​


Saints before the altar bending,​

Watching long in hope and fear,​

Suddenly the Lord, descending,​

In His temple shall appear.​

Come and worship. Come and worship.​

Worship Christ, the newborn King.​


“O Holy Night”

Hymn #183


O holy night! ​

The stars are brightly shining;​

It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth.​

Long lay the world in sin ​

and error pining,​

Till he appeared ​

and the soul felt its worth.​

A thrill of hope – ​

the weary world rejoices,​

For yonder breaks ​

a new and glorious morn!​

Fall on your knees!​

O hear the angel voices!​

O night divine! ​

O night when Christ was born?​

O night divine!​

O night, O night divine!​


Truly He taught us to love one another;​

His law is love ​

and His gospel is peace.​

Chains shall He break, ​

for the slave is our brother,​

And in His name ​

all oppression shall cease.​

Sweet hymns of joy ​

in grateful chorus raise we; ​

Let all within us praise His holy name.​

Christ is the Lord!​

O praise His name forever!​

His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!​

His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!​



“I Heard the Bells”

Hymn #195


I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old familiar play,

And wild and sweet

The words repeat

Of peace on earth, good will to men.


I tho’t how, as the day had come,

The belfries of all Christendom

Had rolled along th ’un-broken song

Of peace on earth, good will to men.


And in despair I bowed my head.

“There is no peace on earth,“ I said

“For hate is strong, and mocks the song

Of peace on earth, good will to men.”


Then peeled the bells more loud and deep:

“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;

The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,

With peace on earth, good will to men.”


Till ringing, singing on its way,

The world resolved from night to day-

A voice, a chime, chant sublime,

Of peace on earth, good will to men!


Scripture: Psalm 96


1 O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.

3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.

4 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods.

5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.

6 Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts.

9 Worship the Lord in holy splendor; tremble before him, all the earth.

10 Say among the nations, "The Lord is king! The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved. He will judge the peoples with equity."

11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;

12 let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy

13 before the Lord; for he is coming, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.


Invitation, Confession, Pardon, Peace


Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him,​ who earnestly repent of their sin​ and seek to live in peace with one another.​ Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.​


Merciful God, We confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church.​

We have not done your will, we have broken your law,we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy.​


We have not done your will, we have broken your law,we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy.​

Offering


Hear the good news, Christ died for us while we were still sinners, which proves God’s love for us. ​In the name of Jesus Christ, You Are forgiven​.


In the name of Jesus Christ, You Are forgiven​ Glory to God, Amen. ​

Offering


Doxology


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Amen.


Pastoral Prayer-Joys & Concerns


Scripture: Titus 2:11-14


11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all,

12 training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly,

13 while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

14 He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.


“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

Hymn #163


O come, O come, Emmanuel,​

And ransom captive Israel,​

That mourns in lowly exile here​

Until the Son of God appear.​

Rejoice! Rejoice! ​

Emman-u-el​

Shall come to thee, O Israel!​


O come, Thou Dayspring,​

come and cheer​

Our spirits by Thine ad-vent here.​

Disperse the gloomy ​

clouds of night,​

And death’s dark shadows ​

put to flight.​


Rejoice! Rejoice! ​

Emman-u-el​

Shall come to thee, O Israel!​


O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,​

And order all things far and nigh.​

To us the path of knowledge show,​

And cause us in her ways to go​.


Rejoice! Rejoice! ​

Emman-u-el​

Shall come to thee, O Israel!​


O come, Desire of nations; bind​

All peoples in one heart and mind.​

Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease;​

Fill the whole world ​

with heaven’s peace.​


Rejoice! Rejoice! ​

Emman-u-el​

Shall come to thee, O Israel!​



“How Great Our Joy”

Hymn #197


While by the sheep we watched at night,​

Glad tidings bro’t an angel bright.​

How great our joy! Great our joy!​

Joy, joy, joy! Joy, joy, joy!​

Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!​

Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!​


There shall be born, so he did say,​

In Bethlehem a Child today.​

How great our joy! Great our joy!​

Joy, joy, joy! Joy, joy, joy!​

Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!​

Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!​


There shall the Child lie in a stall-​

This Child who shall redeem us all.​

How great our joy! Great our joy!​

Joy, joy, joy! Joy, joy, joy!​

Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!​

Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!​


This Gift of God we’ll cherish well,​

That ever joy our hearts shall fill.​

How great our joy! Great our joy!​

Joy, joy, joy! Joy, joy, joy!​

Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!​

Praise we the Lord in heav’n on high!​


Scripture: Luke 2:1-20


1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.

2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.

3 All went to their own towns to be registered.

4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David.

5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child.

6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child.

7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:

11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.

12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger."

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,

14 "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!"

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us."

16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger.

17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child;

18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them.

19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.

20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.


Message: Pastor Ryan


Communion


The Communion Supper, instituted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is a sacrament, which proclaims His life, His sufferings, His sacrificial death and resurrection, and the hope of His coming again. It shows forth the Lord’s death until His return. The Supper is a means of grace in which Christ is present by the Spirit. ​

It is to be received in reverent appreciation and gratefulness for the work of Christ. All those who are truly repentant, forsaking their sins, and believing in Christ for salvation are invited to participate in the death and resurrection of Christ. We come to the table that we may be renewed in life and salvation and be made one by the Spirit. ​

It is to be received in reverent appreciation and gratefulness for the work of Christ. All those who are truly repentant, forsaking their sins, and believing in Christ for salvation are invited to participate in the death and resurrection of Christ. We come to the table that we may be renewed in life and salvation and be made one by the Spirit. ​

In unity with the Church, we confess our faith: ​ Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. ​

Holy God, We gather at this, your table, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who by your Spirit was anointed to preach good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, set at liberty those who are oppressed.​

Christ healed the sick, fed the hungry, ate with sinners, and established the new covenant for forgiveness of sins. We live in the hope of His coming again. ​

On the night in which He was betrayed, He took bread, gave thanks, broke the bread, gave it to His disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.​ Likewise, when the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks, gave it to His disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you, this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of me.” Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ​ And so, we gather as the Body of Christ to offer ourselves to you in praise and thanksgiving. Pour out your Holy Spirit on us and on these your gifts. Make them by the power of your Spirit to be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the Body of Christ, redeemed by His blood. ​ By your Spirit make us one in Christ, one with each other, and one in the ministry of Christ to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen. And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, let us pray:

​Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen​


“Joy to the World”

Hymn #173


Joy to the world!​

the Lord is come;​

Let earth receive her King.​

Let ev-’ry heart​

prepare Him room,​

And heav’n and nature sing,​

And heav’n and nature sing,​

And heav’n and heav’n ​

and nature sing.​


Joy to the world!​

the Savior 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 sin and sorrow 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, and wonders ​

of His love.​


Benediction


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