PSPC Worship Service

The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
December 24, 2018 -  7:00 PM Service
Christmas Eve Candle Light Service
Liturgical Color: Purple

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Gathering Carol Medley  Alex Danson & Praise Band

Bidding Prayer Rev. Christine Dickerson

Prelude Pastorcito Santo  Solo by Vern Sutton

Lighting of the Christ Candle Ruth Hunter and Sharon Ratliffe

Reader: Jesus came to bring peace to our hearts and souls, to all the world that we may live in peace. Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with us.

ALL: Our God, we thank you for the knowledge that peace is possible because of the Prince of Peace. Keep reminding us to let Jesus show us the Way, and one day true peace will be a reality. Amen.

Reader: We have lit four candles on our way to lighting the Christ Candle.

Reader: Tonight we bring it all together as we light this Christ Candle and celebrate Christ who lightens our lives with hope, love, joy, and peace.

ALL; Come, let us adore Him, and let us share Him. Let us sing and give praise to Christ our Lord. Amen.

*Call to Worship O Come, All Ye Faithful  Hymn #145 (1 & 2)

First Lesson: Adam and Eve disobey God’s command and disrupt the order and goodness of creati Genesis 3: 8-15, 17-19  Robert Bracken

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel  Hymn #123 (1 & 4)

Second Lesson: God promises that, through Abraham, all the peoples of the world will be blessed. Genesis 22: 15-18  Dick Schultz

Joy to the World  Hymn #125 (1, 2 & 4)

Third Lesson: The people who walk in darkness receive the promise of the Messiah Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7  Jackie Morgan

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear  Hymn #128 (1 & 2)

Fourth Lesson: The Messiah will come from the root of Jesse to restore the peace of creation Isaiah 11: 1-4a, 6-9  Mwanza Furaha

Offertory December: Christmas from The Seasons by Tchaikovsky  Alex Danson, Piano solo

Fifth Lesson: The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary and announces that she will bear a holy child Luke 1: 26-35, 38  Peggy Davison

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing  Hymn #133 (1 & 3)

Sixth Lesson: Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem, where May gives birth to her child Luke 2: 1-7  Alex Danson

O Little Town Of Bethlehem  Hymn #141 (1 & 2)

Away in a Manger  Hymn #157 (1 & 2)

Christmas Meditation Rev. Christine Dickerson

O Holy Night  Solo by Vern Sutton

Seventh Lesson: Angels appear to shepherds in the fields and announce the birth of the Messiah Luke 2: 8-17  Cindy Anderson

Angels We Have Heard On High  Hymn #132 (1, 2 & 3)

Eighth Lesson: Magi from the East come seeking the Messiah and offer gifts to the baby Jesus Matthew 2: 1-12  Mike Johnson

The First Noel  Hymn #136 (1, 2 & 3)

Ninth Lesson: The Word of God becomes flesh and lives among us, full of grace and truth John 1: 1-14  Rev. Christine Dickerson

Silent Night! Holy Night!  Hymn #147 (all)

As we sing, Rev. Christine will light her candle

7 PM
Rev. Christine Dickerson
Carol Medley
Alex Danson & Praise Band
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