December 18, 2022            Fourth Sunday of Advent 




Prelude:   “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”   arr. Olive Nelson Russell


Call to Worship:   Debbie Wacker

Let us magnify the Lord.

    Let us rejoice in God our Savior.

The Mighty One has done great things for us;

    Holy is God’s Name!                                                                 

Opening Hymn:  “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”      #211 

Lighting the Advent Candles:


Prayer Before the Word:    Debbie Wacker

First Lesson:     Isaiah 7:10-16             

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


Psalm:  Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Gospel Lesson     Matthew 1:18-25                           

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

Sermon:    "What Child Is This?"   Pastor Gilbert Stones 

Hymn:        "What Child Is This?"           #219            

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]



Prayer of Dedication  

Closing Hymn:  “Love Came Down at Christmas”  #242 


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

Sarah Jane Scott - Piano, Organ and Vocals

Debbie Wacker-  Liturgy & Scripture

Vocals: Jora Landis, Cheryl Dove, John Kersten, Gilbert Stones

Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones, Sarah Jane Scott - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor

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