Order of Service – Special Services

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018

4PM, 5:30PM & 7PM

Preludes:  Organ and Bells

Opening Hymn:  Hark the Herald Angels Sing…………………………..949

Opening of the Word and The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in the Heavens, hallowed by Thy Name.  Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done, as in heaven so upon the earth. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts as we also 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.

Priest:  O Lord, forgive us our trespasses.

People:  As we forgive those who trespass against us.

Christmas Recitation:  Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.  And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”

And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the son of God.  Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.  For with God nothing will be impossible.”  (Luke 1:30-37)

Hymn:  The First Noel………………………………………………………...959

Lessons:  

Interlude:  Still, Still, Still – Austrian Carol, arr. Kent Cooper

Hymn:  Angels We Have Heard on High………………………………..978

Talk:  “Good News from heaven”  – The Rev. Erik Buss

Hymn:  Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light……………………965

Benediction and Closing of the Word

Closing Hymn:  Calm on the Listening Ear of Night………………….966

Postludes

 

Christmas Day

11:30AM, December 25, 2018

Preludes

Opening Hymn:  Merry Christmas Bells are Ringing……………….943

The priest opens the Word and reads a sentence of Scripture.

Priest:  O come let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, Our Maker.

All kneel

Priest:  O Lord, we have heard Your good tidings of great joy.

People:  For unto us a Child is born, our Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Priest:  Glory to God in the highest,

People:  And on earth peace, good will toward men!

The priest will offer an introductory prayer

All:  Our Father, who are in the heavens, hallowed by Thy name.  Thy kindgom come.  thy will be done, as in heaven so upon the earth.  Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we also 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.

Priest: Send us the Spirit of Truth

People:  And grant us Your peace.

Still kneeling, All Sing:  Lord, We Pray Thee, Draw Thou Near Us………………..93

Priest:  Glory be to the Lord God our Savior, Jesus Christ.

People:  He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, first and the last.

Priest:  Amen.  Praise the name of the Lord!

Recitation:  I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but net near; A Star shall come out of Jacob; A Scepter shall rise out of Israel, and batter the brow of Moad, and destroy all the sons of tumult.  Numbers 24:17

Hymn:  City of David Bethlehem………………………………………………………….948

Lessons:  Matther 2:1-12; Arcana Caelestia 9293.3

Interlude:  Gesu Bambino – Peitro A. Yon

Hymn:  We Three Kings………………………………………………………………………..956

Sermon:  Rev. Eric Carswell  – “The Journey of the Wise Men”

Offertory Hymn:  From the Eastern Mountains………………………………………974

Benediction and the Closing of the Word

Closing Hymn:  Calm on the Listening Ear of Night………………………………..966

Postludes

 

 

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