December 24th Service

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

Opening Prayer

*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


First Reading ​Luke 1:46-55 ​Page 832
*Gospel Reading Matthew 1:18-25 ​Page 783

Morning Message Pastor Gary


*Hymn “Go Tell It on the Mountain” UMH 251


Church Life
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

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Reba Peterson
Nursery Carol Adams
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

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