December 26, 2021
First Sunday (and Second Day)
Prelude: "And the Glory to the Lord" G. F. Handel
Call to Worship: Cheryl Dove
God call us now in this Christmas season to become new.
To make room for Christ in us, even where there is no room at the inn.
Where we are busy - Peace.
Where we are lost - Salvation.
Where we are sad - Joy.
Where we are divided - Love.
Let this worship be a time to kindle all these gifts of God. Amen
Opening Carol: "Joy to the World" #246
Prayer Before the Word: Elizabeth Clover
New Testament Epistle Lesson: Colossians 3:12-17
L: The word of the Lord P: Thanks be to God
Meditations with Carols on the Theme: "The Whole Gospel in Christmas Carols" Rev. Mike Eggleston
First Meditation: "The Whole Gospel" (Christ's Coming and Reigning)
Second Meditation: "Christ's Teaching"
Children's Story/Carol: "Good King Wenceslas" - sing and echo the motions verses 1, 2, 3, 5
Gospel Lesson: Luke 2: 41-52
L: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ P: Praise to you Lord Christ
Carol: "See Him Lying in a Bed of Straw" WIS #3061 verses 1, 4
Third Meditation: "Christ's Dying for our Salvation"
Carol: "The First One Ever" UMH #276
Fourth Meditation: "Christ's Rising Victorious"
Affirming of Faith: "The Nicene Creed" UMH #880
Carol: "Love Has Come" WIS #3059
Fifth Meditation: "Christ's Abiding in Love"
Offering: (Click here to go to online giving)
Offertory: "Two French Carols" arr. Hal Hopson
Prayers of the People
The Lord's Prayer
Closing Carol: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" UMH #240
Song of Blessing: "Shalom to You"
Thanks to everyone who made today's service possible:
Barbara Hoff: Organ and Piano
Elizabeth Clover: Reader
Cheryl Dove: Liturgist
Rich Bolin: Music Coordinator
Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay, Mary Anne Meyer: Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay: Video Editing