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Bulletin for December 24, 2015 - Christmas Eve 4 P.M.
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP DECEMBER 24 2015
4 P.M. WORSHIP

 

CHIMING OF THE HOUR


PRELUDE  Away in a Manger

Derek Matthews, piano

 

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH  Holly Greene, Aravind, and Ava Arepally

 

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

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

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.

 

*HYMN 40  Joy to the World!

 

GREETINGS

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Luke 2:1-20  

Baron Mullis

Drew Stockstill

(page 54 in the pew Bible)

 

HYMN 44  O Little Town of Bethlehem

(Children are invited to come forward on the final verse of the hymn.)

 

CHRISTMAS STORY  Sarah Kate DeWyngaert

 

ANTHEM  Mary Had a Baby  Jonathan Crutchfield

Go Tell It on the Mountain

 

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  Kate Parrish
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.

 

OFFERTORY  The Little Drummer Boy  arr. Bauer/Peters

Handbell Choir (Jeff Peters, director)

Sawyer Barnette, drummer boy; Derek Matthews, piano;

Alec Degnats, percussion

 

*PRESENTATION OF OFFERINGS (Hymn 53)

So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh; come, one and all, to own him. The king of kings salvation brings; let loving hearts enthrone him. This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing; haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of Mary!

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

*HYMN 60  Silent Night, Holy Night  (verses 1, 2, and 4)

 

*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 2015.

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*congregation standing

 

MARY - Brooks Nuckols

JOSEPH - Harris James

BABY JESUS - Finley Watts

SHEPHERD - Charlie Irwin

ANGEL GABRIEL - Sadie Irwin

Last Published: January 4, 2016 11:18 AM