Sunday Set List

December 25, 2011
Christmas

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship and Invocation

Responsive Reading: God With Us

Songs of Worship

Go, Tell It On the Mountain

Good Christian Men Rejoice

What Child Is This?

Worship Through Prayer

Children’s Time – The Crippled Lamb

Songs of Worship

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

Silent Night, Holy Night

Worship Through Giving

Special Music

Worship Through God’s Word

God’s Christmas Present – 2 Corinthians 9:15

Song of Celebration

O Come All Ye Faithful

Benediction

How Beautiful Are the Feet Who Bring the Good News

Nativity of the Lord – Proper III
December 24, 2011

Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-12; John 1:1-14

 7 How beautiful on the mountains
      are the feet of the messenger who brings good news,
   the good news of peace and salvation,
      the news that the God of Israel reigns!
 8 The watchmen shout and sing with joy,
      for before their very eyes
      they see the Lord returning to Jerusalem.
 9 Let the ruins of Jerusalem break into joyful song,
      for the Lord has comforted his people.
      He has redeemed Jerusalem.
 10 The Lord has demonstrated his holy power
      before the eyes of all the nations.
   All the ends of the earth will see
      the victory of our God.

What a great passage from the Old Testament that reflects the birth of our Savior.  Like the shepherds, we have been commanded to tell the good news.  That a Savior has come — That the Lord is demonstrating his holy power before the nations.  Have a Blessed Christmas!

Look Your Savior Is Come

Nativity of the Lord – Proper II
December 24, 2011

Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:1-20

6 O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls;
they will pray day and night, continually.
Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord.
7 Give the Lord no rest until he completes his work,
until he makes Jerusalem the pride of the earth.
8 The Lord has sworn to Jerusalem by his own strength:
“I will never again hand you over to your enemies.
Never again will foreign warriors come
and take away your grain and new wine.
9 You raised the grain, and you will eat it,
praising the Lord.
Within the courtyards of the Temple,
you yourselves will drink the wine you have pressed.”

10 Go out through the gates!
Prepare the highway for my people to return!
Smooth out the road; pull out the boulders;
raise a flag for all the nations to see.
11 The Lord has sent this message to every land:
“Tell the people of Israel,
‘Look, your Savior is coming.
See, he brings his reward with him as he comes.’”
12 They will be called “The Holy People”
and “The People Redeemed by the Lord.”
And Jerusalem will be known as “The Desirable Place”
and “The City No Longer Forsaken.”

Sunday Set List – Wednesday Edition

We normally don’t have a Wednesday night worship service, but instead of a Christmas Eve Service, we decided to sing Christmas carols and read the Christmas story this past Wednesday evening.  Here’s how the order of service went:

Christmas Carol Sing
December 21, 2011

Call to Worship – Make Room For A Christmas Miracle

Welcome and Invocation

O Come All Ye Faithful

Joy to the World

Scripture – Matthew 1:18-24

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Angels We Have Heard On High

Scripture – Luke 1:26-38; 47-55

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Once In Royal David’s City

Scripture – Luke 2:1-20

Children’s Story – The Innkeeper’s Daughter

Angels from the Realms of Glory

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Special Music

We Three Kings

Scripture – Matthew 1:1-12

Devotional – A Strange Way to Save the World

Video – 

Candelight ServiceSilent Night, Holy Night

Benediction

The People Who Walk In Darkness

Nativity of the Lord – Proper I
December 24, 2011

Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

 2 The people who walk in darkness
will see a great light.
For those who live in a land of deep darkness,
a light will shine.
3 You will enlarge the nation of Israel,
and its people will rejoice.
They will rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest
and like warriors dividing the plunder.
4 For you will break the yoke of their slavery
and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders.
You will break the oppressor’s rod,
just as you did when you destroyed the army of Midian.
5 The boots of the warrior
and the uniforms bloodstained by war
will all be burned.
They will be fuel for the fire.

6 For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 His government and its peace
will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David
for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
will make this happen!