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Prelude // “He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)”
Welcome Message // Rev. Dr. Todd Jordan
Opening Christmas Medley
– “O, Come All Ye Faithful” // UMH #234, Verses 1 and 3
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come and behold him, born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ, the Lord!
Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above:
“Glory to God, all glory in the highest!” [Refrain]
– “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” // UMH #240, Verses 1 and 3
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King:
peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, join the triumph of the skies;
with the angelic hosts proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem!”
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King”
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings, risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by, born that we no more may die,
born to raise us from the earth, born to give us second birth. [Refrain]
– “Angels We Have Heard on High” // UMH #238, Verses 1 and 2
Angels we have heard on high,
sweetly singing o’er the plains
and the mountains in reply
echoing their joyous strains.
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
gloria in excelsis Deo.
Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
which inspire your heavenly song? [Refrain]
A Christmas Prayer // Rev. Emily Bankston
The Lord’s Prayer // Rev. Emily Bankston
[ALL:] Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who
trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil,
For Thine is the kingdom and
the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Anthem // “Mary Did You Know?” // Andy Rodriguez
Devotional Message // Rev. Dr. Todd Jordan
Closing Christmas Medley
– “Away in a Manger” // UMH #217, Verses 1 and 2
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,
the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay
The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky,
and stay by my cradle until morning is nigh.
– “Silent Night” // UMH #239, Verses 1 and 2
Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright
round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant, so tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight;
glories stream from heaven afar,
heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born!
Benediction // Rev. Dr. Todd Jordan
Merry Christmas and God Bless!
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