Claybanks United Methodist Church
December 24, 2017 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Welcome and Announcements
Praise Song “Love the Lord Your God” SUMH #2168
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.
*Call to Worship
One: Light the lamps, prepare the room, God is coming to us!
All: Make our hearts and spirits ready to receive God’s most gracious gift, God’s Son, Jesus The Christ.
One: Push the darkness away. The light is truly coming!
All: May God’s light shine on us, in us and through us that God’s glory may be seen. AMEN.
Gloria Patri UMH #7
*Hymn “Angels We Have Heard on High” UMH #238
Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns
Children’s Time – Lighting of The Fourth Advent Candle – Love
After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.
The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves
*Doxology UMH #95
Prayer of Dedication
*Hymn “Love Came Down at Christmas” UMH #242
SHARING THE WORD
First Reading Luke 1:46-55 Page 832
*Gospel Reading Matthew 1:18-25 Page 783
Morning Message Pastor Gary
“THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS SERIES –
THE WONDER OF PROMISE”
*Hymn “Go Tell It on the Mountain” UMH 251
Sunday, December 24, 2017
9:45am – Youth Sunday School
10:30am – Worship
6:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Sunday, December 31, 2017 – Shalom Sunday – Hymn Sing
9:45am – Sunday School
10:30am – Worship
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Reba Peterson
Nursery Carol Adams
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News