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December 18 2022 Worship Service

December 18 2022 Worship Service
Published by Marlene Lynes on Mon, Dec 19, 2022 11:11 AM
Worship Service


Lighting of the Advent Wreath
*The Bidding Prayer                                                                                                   

First Lesson:  God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of the woman shall bruise the serpent’s head. Genesis 3:8—15. - Marion Dieleman
PH#334 - The Prophets Came to Israel 

Second Lesson:  God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall the nations
of the earth be blessed. Genesis 22:15–18. - David Broad
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 

Third Lesson:  Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah. Isaiah 9:2,6–7. - Teena Bergman
O Little Town of Bethlehem 

Fourth Lesson:  The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown. Isaiah 11:1–9. Jenny Bouma
Glory (Let There Be Peace) 

Fifth Lesson:  The angel Gabriel salutes the virgin Mary. Luke 1:26–38. Marlene Lynes
Mary Did You Know? 

Sixth Lesson:  Matthew tells of the birth of Jesus. Matthew 1:18–23. Gwen Broad
LUYH#86 Away in a Manger (feat. Maiya VanRooyen on the ukulele and the Sunday school kids)
v.1 solo
v.1 Sunday School children
vs 2-3 Congregation
v.1 solo 

Seventh Lesson:  The shepherds go to the manger. Luke 2:8–16. Andy Koopman
LUYH#82 Angels We Have Heard on High 

Eighth Lesson:  The wise men are led by the star to Jesus. Matthew 2:1–11. Neal Buiter
LUYH#95 What Child Is This? 

Ninth Lesson:  John unfolds the great mystery of the incarnation. John 1:1–14. John Moelker
LUYH #85 Silent Night 

The Offering:  Children of the Promise Haiti 
(Special music by Claire and Clarke Di Stefano)  

The Prayer and Blessing
Closing Song: O Holy Night 

(Please allow individuals with mobility challenges to exit the sanctuary first)    
* = Please stand if able
LUYH = Lift up your hearts hymnal