Christmas Day 2016
PRELUDE Debbie Wilkins
WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS Pastor Mike Guerrero
CALL TO WORSHIP Luke 2:1-14
HYMN #185 “Away in a Manger”
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.
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.
FROM THE WORD
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
HYMN #192 “Angels We Have Heard on High”
1-Angels we have heard on high, sweetly singing o’er the plains, and the mountains in reply, echo back their joyous strains. CHORUS-Gloria, in excelsis Deo, gloria, in excelsis Deo.
2-Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong? Say what may the tidings be, which inspire your heavenly song? CHORUS
3-Come to Bethlehem and see, him whose birth the angels sing. Come adore, on bended knee, Christ, the Lord, the newborn King. CHORUS
A WORD TO THE CHILDREN
RETURNING OF TITHES AND GIVING OF OFFERINGS
Offertory Douglas Haub
READING “The Visited Planet” by J.B. Phillips
HYMN#180 “What Child is This”
1-What child is this, who, laid to rest, on Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, while shepherds watch are keeping? CHORUS-This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing. Haste, haste to bring him laud, the Babe, the son of Mary.
3-So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh, come peasant, king, to own him. The King of kings salvation brings, let loving hearts enthrone him. CHORUS
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.