Worship Bulletin

For Thursday, December 24th, 2020

Call to Worship

O Come, All Ye Faithful

 

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;

come and behold him born the King of angels;

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

Christ the Lord.

 

God of God, Light of Light;
lo, he abhors not the virgin’s womb,

very God, begotten, not created;

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

Christ the Lord.

 

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,

sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above;

glory to God in the highest;

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

Christ the Lord.

 

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;

Jesus, to thee be all glory giv’n;
Word of the Father, late in flesh appearing;

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

Christ the Lord.

 

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Scripture Readings

Isaiah 9:6-7

 

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

 

 

Matthew 1:18-25

 

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.  And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.  But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:  “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).  When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

 

 

John 1:1,14

 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

 

 

Worshiping God by Singing

 

Angels We Have Heard on High

 

Angels we have heard on high,

sweetly singing o'er the plains,

and the mountains in reply

echo back their joyous strains.

Gloria in excelsis Deo

Gloria in excelsis Deo

 

Shepherds why this jubilee?

Why your joyous strains prolong?

Say what may the tidings be,

which inspire your heav’n-ly song?

Gloria in excelsis Deo

Gloria in excelsis Deo

 

Come to Bethlehem and see

him whose birth the angels sing;

come, adore on bended knee

Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

Gloria in excelsis Deo

Gloria in excelsis Deo

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Scripture Reading

  Luke 2:1-14

 

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.  And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

         

Worshiping God by Hearing His Word

 Luke 2:21(ESV)

  

 

       Sermon: The Name of Jesus

Worshiping God by Singing

 

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Hark the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King;

peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”

Joyful, all ye nations rise, join the triumph of the skies;

With th'angelic hosts proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King.”

 

Christ, by highest heav'n adored, Christ the everlasting Lord!

Late in time behold Him come, offspring of the Virgin's womb.

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail th'incarnate Deity,

pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel.

Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King.”

 

Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness!

Light and life to all He brings, ris'n with healing in His wings.

Mild he lays his glory by, Born that man no more may die,
born to raise the sons of earth, born to give them second birth.

Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King.”

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Benediction

Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV)

 

The LORD bless you and keep you;  the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Candle Lighting

 

Silent Night

Silent night! Holy night!

All is calm, all is bright
round yon virgin mother and child.

Holy infant, so tender and mild,

sleep in heavenly peace,

sleep in heavenly peace.

 

Silent night! Holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight!

Glories stream from heaven a-far,

heav’n-ly hosts sing alleluia;

Christ, the Savior, is born!

Christ, the Savior, is born!

 

Silent night! Holy night!

Son of God, love’s pure light

radiant beams from thy holy face,

with the dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

 

Silent night! Holy night!

Wondrous star, lend they light;

with the angels let us sing

alleluia to our King;

Christ, the Savior is born!

Christ, the Savior, is born!

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230 Alice Drive, Sumter SC 29150 803.773.7235

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