December 25 Christmas Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 25, 2022
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able
Christmas Day

Welcome and Announcements

*Carol
There’s a Song in the Air”…………………..UMH 249

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

Leader: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
All: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Let the seas roar and the mountains quake.
Leader: Everything came into being through the Word. What came into being was life, and the life was the light for all people.
All: Sing to the Lord a new song, for God has done marvelous things.
Leader: The Word became flesh and blood and lived among us to bring all people to the light.
All: Let heaven and earth break forth into joyous song, singing praises to our God.
Leader: The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.
All: Christ, our light, shines forth in glory. Christ, our life, brings grace and truth.
Leader: Let us worship. Alleluia!

*Gloria Patri………..…………….…….….UMH   70

*Opening Prayer

Advent Wreath

*Carol
”What Child Is This”……………………UMH 219

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Shalom Sunday Offering

The Offering of our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology……………………….…………UMH 95

*Prayer of Dedication

*Carol
”O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”/with ReadingUMH 211

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
Isiah 52:7-10…………….Page 596

Epistle Reading
Hebrews 1:1-12…………….Page 970

*Gospel Reading
John 1:1-14……….…..…Page 862

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
”From Dark to Light”

Prayer

*Carols………………………….…Suggestions from Congregation

*Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard

Liturgist  – Reba Peterson

Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

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