THE GATHERING OF
Welcome and Announcements
Down at Christmas”
(Please take this time during the prelude to quiet your
hearts before God
and peacefully anticipate the movement of the Holy Spirit.)
*Call to Worship
Leader: Leader: Our help is in the name of the Lord, who
made heaven and earth.
People: For this I was born, and for this I have come into
the world, to bear witness to the truth.
Leader: Grace and peace to you from the God who is, and
who was and who is to come ... and from Jesus Christ, who is
the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the
ruler of the kings of the earth.
*Hymn of Praise
Divine, All Love’s Excelling”
Praise Songs and Choruses
WE TALK TO GOD
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 trespasses,
as we forgive trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory forever. Amen.
CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS
Offerings, Tithes and Gifts
to the Lord
Doxology and Prayer of
“Doxology” UMH #95
CELEBRATING THE WORD
Special Music and Testimonies
A Reading from the Gospel of
A Reading from
*Closing Hymn “The
Trees of the Field” TFWS #2279