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Christmas Eve at home

Christmas Eve at Home Bulletin

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Prelude

Selected Christmas Carols

Welcome

Pastor Dan Limkeman

Carol

O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL

O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of angels!

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord!

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
O sing, all ye bright Hosts of heav’n above!
Glory to God, all
Glory in the highest!

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Born for our salvation,
Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv’n;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing!

Words and music by John Francis Wade, tr. Frederick Oakeley. Public Domain.

Scripture –

Matthew 1:18-23

Jeff Canakes

Vocal Trio

Hope Awakes

– arr. J. Moore

Jill Pearson
Karmen Saski
Denise King

 

Hope awakes in Bethlehem.
In humble stead a baby lays.
The stars declare that He is come.
A virgin holds God’s only Son.

Shepherds stare and wise men bow.
Angels sing with songs of joy.
A light is blazing in the night,
The glory of the promised Christ.

Hope awakes, hope awakes,
Hope awakes in Bethlehem.
Heaven smiles on His face.
Hope awakes in Bethlehem.

Hope awakes in Bethlehem.
Can you hear the wondrous sound?
The silence breaks, creation sighs.
Come and see the Word alive.

Infant eyes of majesty,
Tiny hands that hold the world,
Swaddling clothes could never hide
The Savior born for all mankind.

Lift your eyes, offer praise.
Hope awakes in Bethlehem.
Heaven smiles on His face.
Hope awakes in Bethlehem.

Turn your eyes to David’s town.
Will you bring your King a gift?
Come and worship and adore,
Age to age, forevermore.

Come and adore,
Come and adore,
Worship forever (more).

Words and music by David Binion and Mitch Wong. © 2019 David Binion Music, Integrity Worship Music, and Integrity's Praise! Music. CCLI# 133392.

Scripture –

Luke 2:1-7

Catherine Williamson

Carol

O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary,
And gathered all above,
While mortals sleep,
The angels keep their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth!
And praises sing to God the King,
And peace to men on earth.

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is giv’n!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heav’n.
No ear may hear His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still
The dear Christ enters in.

O holy Child of Bethlehem!
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin, and enter in;
Be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel.

Words by Phillips Brooks and Lewis Henry Redner. Public Domain.

Vocal Ensemble

Holy Night

– arr. D. Semsen

Worship Chorale

One sacred, holy night, shepherds in their fields,
Startled by angel cry, brightest light,
A song they’d never heard and glory all around;
Heavenly symphony, hear the sound!
God has come! We are on holy ground.

Holy night! Holy night!
Your glory shining bright upon that
Holy night in the fields of Bethlehem.

The wise men traveled far, guided by this star.
Majesty, mystery, promised King.
God has come; we can feel heaven here.

 Holy night! Holy night!
Your glory shining bright upon that
Holy night in the streets of Bethlehem.
Holy night! Holy night!
Your glory shining bright upon that
Holy night when their eyes beheld the King.

Holy, holy, holy night.
Holy, holy, holy night.

Holy night! Holy night!
Let Your glory shine on us just like that
Holy night in the fields of Bethlehem.
Oh shine oh shine
Holy night holy night
Let Your glory shine on us just like that
Holy night in the streets of Bethlehem.

Just like that holy night
When their eyes beheld the King.
O holy, holy night.

Words and music by Beth Redman and Matt Redman. © 2016 Said And Done Music, sixsteps Music, Thankyou Music, and worshiptogether.com songs. CCLI # 133392.

Scripture –

Luke 2:8-14

Carol

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH

Angels we have heard on high,
Sweetly singing o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply,
Echoing their joyous strains.

Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heav’nly song?

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ whose birth the angels sing.
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord the newborn King.

See Him in a manger laid
Whom the choirs of angels praise.
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While our hearts in love we raise.

Words and music by Edward Shippen Barnes and James Chadwick. Public Domain.

Scripture –

Luke 2:15-20

Vocal Solo

O Holy Night

A. Adam

Julianne Hagan

O holy night! the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our Friend.

He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger;
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend.
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend.

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother,
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name!

Christ is the Lord. O praise His name forever!
His power and glory evermore proclaim!
His power and glory evermore proclaim!

Words and music by Adolphe Charles Adam, Placide Cappeau, and John S. Dwight. Public Domain.

Poem

“First Coming”

– M. L’Engle

Jill Pearson

Vocal Trio

O Come, All You Unfaithful

arr. D. Galbraith

Mary Anne Fitz
Denise King
Dan Limkeman

O come, all you unfaithful.
Come, weak and unstable.
Come, know you are not alone.

O come, barren and waiting ones,
Weary of praying,
Come see what your God has done.

Christ is born, Christ is born,
Christ is born for you.

O come, bitter and broken,
Come with fears unspoken.
Come taste of His perfect love.

O come, guilty and hiding ones.
There is no need to run.
See what your God has done.

He’s the Lamb who was given, slain for our pardon.
His promise is peace for those who believe.
He’s the Lamb who was given, slain for our pardon.
His promise is peace for those who believe.

So come, though you have nothing.
Come, He is the offering.
Come see what your God has done.

Christ is born, Christ is born,
Christ is born for you.

Christ is born, Christ is born,
Christ is born for you.

Words and music by Bob Kauflin and Lisa Clow. © 2020 Sovereign Grace Praise. CCLI # 133392.

Christmas Meditation

Pastor Dan Werthman

Candle Lighting

A CHRISTMAS ALLELUIA

Alleluia. Alleluia.
Christ, the Savior of the world,
He has come.
Alleluia. Alleluia.
To the highest name of all,
Alleluia.

The heavens roar, the angels sing,
“All glory to our God and King.”
O night divine! Forevermore, Alleluia.

You’re the highest name of all alleluia.

Words and music by Chris Tomlin and Jonas Myrin. © 2015 Capitol CMG Paragon, S. D. G. Publishing, Sixsteps Songs, Worship Together Music, and Remaining portion is unaffiliated. CCLI # 133392.

SILENT NIGHT

Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright
‘Round yon virgin mother and Child!
Holy Infant, so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night! Holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heav’nly hosts sing Alleluia;
Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night! Holy night!
Son of God, love’s pure light,
Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

Words by Joseph Mohr. Public Domain

Prayer

Carol

JOY TO THE WORLD

Joy to the world! The Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room.
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and heav’n and nature sing

Joy to the earth! The Savior reigns;
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods,
Rocks hills and plains,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as the curse is found.

 He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders of His love.

Words and music by George Frederic Handel and Isaac Watts. Public Domain.

Blessing

Postlude

A very special thank you to the vocalists, instrumentalists, readers, technicians, and all who contributed their time and talents to make this service possible.
Merry Christmas!

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