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Bulletin for December 24, 2014 - Christmas Eve Children’s Service
Morningside Staff

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WORSHIP DECEMBER 24 2014
Christmas Eve Children’s Service

 

CHIMING OF THE HOUR  James Klotz

 

PRELUDE  Away in the Manger

Derek Matthews, pianist

 

INTROIT  O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Ava Arepally, Mac Barnette, Charlie Irwin, Julia Jarratt

Anna Nuckols, Brooks Nuckols, Sophie Ryan, Vanessa Ryan

 

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH  The Loring Family

 

*Unison Prayer:

Give us, O God, such love and wonder that with shepherds and Magi, and pilgrims unknown, we may come to the manger to adore the Christ-child, the holy one in our midst. Give us such grace that with our lives and our gifts, we may worship him who is our Savior, Christ the babe, Christ the Lord. Amen.

 

*HYMN 44  O Little Town of Bethlehem (verse 1)

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION  Ava Arepally

Dear God, it is not always easy to be good. It is not always easy to share. It is not always easy to be kind. For when we have not done these things, we ask forgiveness. Help us to remember Jesus and try to be like him each day. We pray all these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

*PEACE OF CHRIST

Leader: The Peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

GREETINGS

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Luke 2:1-7  Drew Stockstill

(page 54 in the pew Bible)

 

ANTHEM  Knock! Knock! Knock!

Ava Arepally, Charlie Irwin, Julia Jarratt, Anna Nuckols, Brooks Nuckols, Vanessa Ryan

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Luke 2:8-14  Baron Mullis

(page 54 in the pew Bible)

 

HYMN 60  Silent Night, Holy Night (verses 1 and 2)

(we invite you to stay seated for this hymn)

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Luke 2:15-20  Drew Stockstill

(page 55 in the pew Bible)

 

HYMN 41  O Come, All Ye Faithful (verses 1-3)

 

CHRISTMAS STORY  Baron Mullis

 

*HYMN 31 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (verse 1)

 

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  Brooks Nuckols
AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

OFFERING  The Little Drummer Boy  arr. Bauer/Peters

Handbell Choir (Jeff Peters, director)

Sawyer Barnette, drummer boy; Derek Matthews, piano;

Alec Degnats, percussion; Alex Page, Ellen Stockstill, violin

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

*HYMN 40  Joy to the World!

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE  Go, Tell It on the Mountain

Derek Matthews

 

*GIFT OF STARS

All children are invited to come forward during the postlude to receive their MPC ornament for Christmas 2014.
*congregation standing

 

Amelia Millard—Baby Jesus Amy Millard—Mary

Victoria Allen, Sophie Ryan—Shepherds Olivia Allen—Angel Gabriel

Mac Barnette—Joseph

 

Last Published: December 23, 2014 9:58 PM