HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

HENDERSON AND SAN JUAN
UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES

ORDER OF WORSHIP
FOR
CHRISTMAS DAY

COLOR: WHITE                            DECEMBER 25, 2016       11:00 A.M.  (AT SAN JUAN)
 

Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
http://www.hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com   prayerrequest@hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com       office -  814-453-6041

Prelude

(Please take this time during the prelude to quiet your hearts before God
and peacefully anticipate the movement of the Holy Spirit.)

*GATHERING HYMN “Good Christians Friends, Rejoice ” #UHM 224

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Jesus Christ is the Light of the World. Christ comes to dispel the darkness, to give us life and to shine as a beacon of salvation to the world. Christ's light is an eternal flame that sets ablaze hope, peace, joy and love in the heart of every believer. Let us celebrate Emmanuel, God with us, the Light of the World!
(Scripture reading)
Jesus says, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life" (John 8:12).

People: We light the Christ Candle this Christmas Day, proclaiming that Christ, the Light of the World, cannot be hidden, cannot be extinguished and cannot be overcome, for our Savior born this day comes to conquer evil, sin and death for all time.
 

(The Christ Candle is lit in silence)


All: Holy God, we are profoundly grateful for the life and light of your Son, our Savior, Jesus the Christ. We acknowledge the darkness in our world and in our own lives, and we ask for mercy and courage to become people of light. Shine into the hidden recesses of our hearts, exposing what needs to be forgiven, healed and made whole. Restore us to walk faithfully with you. With all the heavenly hosts, we praise you for this most precious gift of light and life, Jesus our Redeemer. Amen.
 

CORITOS
«La mañana gloriosa» #37
«Unos brazos humildes» #64
«Yo ando con el Rey» #74

WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

PRAISES, JOYS AND CONCERNS

PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
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,
the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS

OFFERING OF TITHES AND GIFTS TO THE LORD

DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
«Demos Gracias» #252
 
CORITOS
«¿A quién iré?» #5
«En el cielo se oye» #148

CELEBRATING THE WORD

CHILDREN’S TIME

SCRIPTURE Luke 2:1-4

HYMN UMH #230 (verse 1)
"O Little Town of Bethlehem"

SCRIPTURE Luke 2:5-12

HYMN UMH #238 (verse 1)
"Angels We Have Heard on High"
SCRIPTURE Luke 2:13-14

HYMN UMH #240 (verse 1)
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

SCRIPTURE Luke 2:15-20

HYMN “Away in a Manger” UMH #217 (verses 1-3)

SCRIPTURE Galatians 3:28

HYMN “Star Child” TFWS #217 (verses 1-5)

*CLOSING HYMN UMH #251
“Go, Tell It on the Mountain”

*DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING

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