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Bulletin for December 24, 2017 - Christmas Eve 4 P.M.
Morningside Staff
 

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WORSHIP DECEMBER 24 2017
4 P.M. WORSHIP

 

PRELUDE 

CHIMING OF THE HOUR 

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH  Libby 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 41  O Come, All Ye Faithful  (verses 1-3) 

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION  Dr. Mardee Rightmyer

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  Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis 

 

SOLO  What Child is This 

Silent Night 

Harris James, guitar 

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Luke 2:1-20  (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 

 

ANTHEMS  O Come Little Children  Megan Mashburn 

Angels We Have Heard on High 

 

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  Rev. Beth Waltemath 

 

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  Go, Tell It On the Mountain  arr. Joel Raney 

The Handbell Choir; Jeff Peters, director 

Jonathan Crutchfield, organ; Leslie Prince, 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 

 

*GIFT OF STARS 

All children are invited to come forward during the postlude to receive their MPC ornament for Christmas 2017. 

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* congregation standing 

Last Published: December 23, 2017 2:43 PM