December 24, 2015 ~4:00 pm
The People of Peace Church
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
Carol Singing led by Jim Pospisil, Music Director
God is Revealed as We Gather
Words of Welcome
Ringing of the Peace Bells
Choral Call to Worship “Do You Hear What I Hear?” sung by Rachel Peterson
Lighting Our Advent Wreath Candles ~ the Candle of Christ
Scripture and Prayer read by Lee, Robin, Elena & Simon Davidson
Special Music “Angels We Have Heard On High” sung by Savi Holden
Call to Worship adapted from Thom Shuman
Let us go, just as we are, to see what has happened.
Let us go with the shepherds:
let us go and find the One of whom the angels sang.
Let us go with those who are wise:
let us go and find the One who brings God’s truth to us.
Let us go with the poor in spirit, and in flesh;
let us go with those who are humbled by life:
let us find the Glory of God, born in a stable and placed in a manger.
Let us go with our friends and family,
let us go with our neighbors and with strangers,
let us go with all the children of God:
let us go to find the One who comes to lead us home to God.
O come, let us go to the Babe of Bethlehem;
O come, let us adore him!
Christ our Lord!
*Opening Hymn “O Come All Ye Faithful” (#89 red hymnal)
Frost Bowen-Bailey, French horn
Children’s Time “Sleepy Sheep” Our Peace Puppets
Tess Christian, Sofia Farell, Mark Kazmarczyk Kiana Langdon Larson, Daniel Pospisil, August Qson
The Birth of Jesus Christ in Word and Song
The Story of the Birth: Luke 2:1-7 Reader: Bo Brown
Hymn: “Away in a Manger” (#93 red hymnal)
Special Music: “Mary Did You Know” by Lowry/Greene sung by Patty & Talia Beech Brown
The Story of the Shepherds: Luke 2:8-12 Reader: Andrea Brown
Hymn: “The First Nowell” (#100 red hymnal, vs 1-2)
Special Music: “Go Tell It On the Mountain” sung by Eva Reistad
The Story of the Angels: Luke 2:13-20 Reader: Ella Brown
Hymn: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (#94 red hymnal)
Special Music: “Sing Noel, Noel” the Hanka Family
We Respond to God’s Word
Time of Prayer with the Lord’s Prayer (with debts)
Sharing Our Offerings
The Offertory “Christmas Time is Here” sung by Eva Reistad
*The Thanksgiving: The Doxology
Hope in the God who reigns above,
Who holds us all in steadfast love,
Whose Spirit blows across the earth,
Preparing us for second birth.
*Prayer of Dedication
Telling of a Christmas Story: Babushka
Babushka: Claire B.
Narrators: Elle & Jade W.
3 Kings: Ahna W., Coulter H., Cate C.
Stranger: Crystal K.
Camels: Maari R., Cedar H.
Lighting of Candles
Closing Hymn “Silent Night” (#95 red hymnal)