OUR SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
December 18, 2016 Christmas Program 10:15 a.m.
..and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.
She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger…”
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
The Organ Prelude
Silent Prayer and Meditation
Congregation Introit Hymn # 125 “Joy to the World!” v.1
* CALL TO WORSHIP
Pastor: My soul magnifies the Lord.
People: Our spirits rejoice in God our Savior.
Pastor: The mighty one has done great things for us.
Unison: Holy is God’s name!
* ADVENT MEDITATION:
Advent Candle Song (See Insert)
Advent Meditation by the Youth Sunday School Class
* PRAISE TO GOD
* Hymn #128 “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Heavenly Father, for all the times and all the ways we have resisted Your rule in our lives, Lord have mercy on us. For seeking our salvation through lesser things; for insisting on our own tired, broken ways instead of embracing Your life-giving Way; Christ have mercy upon us. For our narrow vision of Your expansive love; for our stinginess with Your extravagant grace; Lord have mercy on us. Free us from our sin, loving God. Lead us in the new life You give us, that we may follow in the way of Jesus Christ. In His name we pray. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Pastor: Hear the Good News! Mary has conceived a child by the Holy Spirit and He is to be named Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.
People: Friends, believe the Good News!
Unison: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
* Gloria Patri (#623 Hymnal)
GOD’S WORK IN PRAYER
Pastor’s Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Congregation Response Hymn #82 “O Come, Let Us Adore Him,” v. 1
GOD’S WORK AND WORSHIP IN GIVING
Announcements and Pew Registration
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
* The Doxology (#625 Hymnal)
* Offertory Prayer
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 (p.1590-91)
* Hymn #141 “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
“The Wonder of the Wisemen”
Hymn # 125 “Joy to the World” v.1
At the Inn
At the Manger
Hymn #157 “Away in a Manger,” v. 1
Hymn #135 “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks,” v. 1
The Angel of the Lord
Hymn #133 “Hark! The Herald, Angels Sing,” v. 1
The Angel Chorus
Hymn #132 “Angels We Have Heard on High,” v.1
The Shepherds; Journey to Bethlehem
The Wise Men
Hymn #166 “We Three Kings” v.1
Hymn #147 “Silent Night”
Pastor: Tim, Lori, Ben & Jennie Snart
Home Phone: 799-3397
Cell Phone: 798-1076
Church Office: 799-3511
Church E-mail address: email@example.com
Church Website: cvpres.com
Church Fax Number: 799-3075
Office Manager: Connie Moore
Choir Director: Eilene Stephens
Organist & Bell Choir Director: Tracey Tucker
Session: Dale Baraks
Deacon: Chris Fiedler
Mission: Presbyterian Mission
Asst. Superintendent of Sunday School: Terrie Palmer
Sunday School Teacher: Lisa DeBaillie
Choir Member: Carole Bridgford
Joyful Ringer Member: Eilene Stephens
Shut-In: Scotty LaBotte
Usher: Barb & Jerry Miller
Greeter: Ruby Davis
Special Prayer Needs: Dick Anderson, Cindy White, Carolyn Mielke, Jeff Sweetland, Carol Miedema, Sandy Miller, Sam Waldron, Deann Sherlock
Prayer Needs: Marvin Anderson, Charles Schweiss, Donna James, Orville Tschopp, Scotty LaBotte, Don White, Merle Deeter, Vicki Thomas,
Candle of Hope: In the front of the sanctuary is a candle that recognizes the faithful service of all our military personnel at home and abroad.
First Presbyterian Church
2431 First Street, P.O. Box 126
Coal Valley, IL 61240
Sunday (12-18) Worship Service 10:15 a.m.
Fellowship 11:15 a.m.
Thursday (12 22) Bells 6:30 p.m.
Choir 7:30 p.m.
Saturday (12-24) Christmas Eve Service 8:00 p.m.
Fellowship: Fellowship today is being served by Jan & Roy Gustafson, Larry & Kay Manecke, Scott & Clare Manecke, and Brian & Sarah Manecke
Christmas Program: Thank you to all who are participating today in our Christmas program.
Flowers: The flowers today are lovingly provided by Terrie Palmer to honor her brother’s birthday.
Ben Snart’s Graduation: We will be celebrating Ben Snart’s graduation from WIU. There will be an open house today at the church from 2-4 p.m.
Thank you to everyone who helped with the Christmas Baskets. We helped 75 families in need this year. What a blessing to share God’s love this way!
Christmas Eve Service: We will celebrate this holy season with our evening Christmas Eve worship service on December 24th at 8:00 p.m. We will have a special candlelight service.
“In him was life, and that life was the light of men”
Christmas Program Cast
Narrators: Kensey Harris and Josephine Mock
Mary: Jeanie Oldfather
Joseph: Kyle Oldfather
Jesus: Colin Oldfather
Donkey: Logan Oldfather
Innkeeper: Violet Fiers
Lead Shepherd: Kamryn Harris
Shepherd: Mara Manecke
Shepherd: Elliot Fiers
Shepherd: Aiden Oldfather
Shepherd: Sam Mortensen
Shepherd: Jonathan Manecke
Shepherd: Elizabeth Dudek
Sheep: Landyn Leech
Sheep: Violet Fiers
Sheep: Nathanial Dudek
Angel of the Lord: Bodie Lambert
Angel: Tristan Oldfather
Angel: Jentry Mock
Angel: Rachel Manecke
Tiny angels: Clara Crouch
Tiny Angels: Emma Manecke
Tiny Angel: Jason Manecke
Wiseman: Julia Mock
Wiseman: Josh Bradley
Wiseman: Josh Tittle
Wiseman 1: Addison Lambert
Wiseman 2: Kensey Harris
Wiseman 3: Gabby Lodico
Wiseman’s friend: Kailyn Harris
Scribe 1: Josephine Mock
Scribe 2: Dylan Tucker