Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 18, 2016
PRELUDE Debbie Wilkins
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS Pastor Mike Guerrero
A MOMENT TO PREPARE
LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLES
Candlelighters are Sam, Candace, Max, Echo & Zoe Vance
1-Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head. The stars in the sky all looked down where he lay, the little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.
2-The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes. The little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes. I love thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky, and stay by my cradle ‘til morning is nigh.
3-Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay, close by me forever, and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in thy tender care, and fit us for heaven, to live with thee there.
WITNESS “Down in Bethlehem” & “Who Would Send a Baby” JAM’N
FROM 1 JOHN 4:9-10
LEADER: God’s love has been revealed
ALL: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.
LEADER: In this is love, not that we loved God
ALL: But that he loved us and sent his Son as the saving sacrifice for our sins.
HYMN #193 “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
1-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. CHORUS-O come, let us adore him; O come, let us adore him; O come, let us adore him, Christ, the Lord.
2-Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation, O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above. Glory to God, all glory in the highest. CHORUS
3-Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning. O Jesus, to thee be all glory given. Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing. CHORUS
READING “Of the Father’s Love Begotten”
HYMN #171 “Joy to the World”
1-Joy to the world, the Lord is come. Let earth receive her king. Let every heart prepare him room, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.
2-Joy to the world! the Savior reigns. Let men their songs employ. While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains, repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy, repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
3-No more let sins and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground. He comes to make his blessings flow, far as the curse is found, far as the curse is found, far as, far as the curse is found.
A SENDING FORTH Lindsey Montzingo, Wycliffe Bible Translators
RETURNING OF TITHES AND GIVING OF OFFERINGS
Offertory Barbara Whitmarsh
Following the Offertory, children Kindergarten-3rd grade
are invited to Junior Church.
FROM THE WORD “Learning from Mary” Luke 1:26-38
Come, just as you are, hear the Spirit call, come just as you are, come and see, come receive, come and live forever. (repeat) CHORUS-Life everlasting, and strength for today, taste the living water and never thirst again.
A MOMENT TO REFLECT
1-Enter the gate, walk to the place, and meet the infant Jesus who will change the world. Come and adore on Christmas day and see the eyes of one who so loved the world. CHORUS-Heaven smiles when the angels sing, glory to God, the infant king. Peace on the earth, let the echo ring, Messiah God, the infant king.
2-Come with your gift or all you have and lay them at the altar of eternal life. Jesus the Son of his Father’s hand, the author and the maker of the gift of life. CHORUS
Hark (hark), hark (hark) the angels sing, glory to the newborn king.
Hark (hark), hark (hark) creation sings, glory to the infant king.