Our music team is on vacation for the next few weeks, so we are using music that was previously recorded. The hymns are different than what is in the in-person bulletin, and we are enjoying music that Barbara recorded last year.

July 24, 2022   Christmas in July          



Prelude:   "Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella, with 'The Holly and the Ivy'"  

                  Sonata by D. Scarlatti, arranged by Diane Hidy


Call to Worship:                 Alta Hall

Let us come to the manger to look upon he who is eternally born for us.

  Come, let us adore him.

Let us praise Emmanuel, God with us.

  Come let us adore him.

Hymn:    “People, Look East”         #202                                                

Prayer Before the Word:               Alta Hall

First Lesson:    Isaiah 9:2-7                             

  L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God 


Psalm:    Psalm 96      UMH #815

Gospel LessonLuke 2:1-20                     

L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   P: Praise to you, Lord Christ

Sermon:    “Down to Earth”    Pastor Gilbert Stones  

Hymn:    “'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”         #244                          

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,

your will be done, on earth as in heaven.   

  Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we

forgive those who sin against us.

  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.


Offering our Gifts to God   [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory:   "What Child is This"         

                     Arranged by Mark Hayes

Prayer of Dedication  

Closing Hymn:   “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”           #224


Song of Blessing:    “Shalom to You”

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Barbara Hoff - Piano and Organ

Cheryl Dove -  Liturgy

Rich Bolin and Bob Mott - Music Coordinator & Choir Director

Rich Bolin, Gilbert Stones, Jora Landis & Cheryl Dove - Vocals
Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor