December 23rd Service

December 23, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” (2 x) UMH #204

Prelude

*Processional
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: God has done great things for us!
All: God’s love is heralded in the promise of Christ.
One: Holy is God’s name!
All: God’s promises are fulfilled in the coming of Christ.
One: God’s mercy extends from generation to generation.
All: God’s salvation is offered in the gift of Christ.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Angels We Have Heard on High” UMH #238

Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle – Love

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – 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 “O Come, All Ye Faithful” UMH #234

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 Page #555
New Testament Readings Galatians 4:1-7 Page #947
Philippians 2:1-11 Page #954

Message Pastor Gary
“Ways We Know Him: Son of God and Lord”

Prayer

*Hymn “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” UMH #218

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff
Sunday, December 23, 2018
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Monday, December 24, 2018
6:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Sunday, December 30, 2018
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist Alisa Ross
Liturgist Mark Gaultney
Nursery Liz Grossman
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

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