December 25, 2023 Christmas

Jesus, Immanuel – The Whole Story of Christmas – Lessons and Carols

Song of Gathering: O Come All Ye Faithful
God’s Greeting and we greet each other
Song: Joy Has Dawned

First four candles of Advent are lit

In the Beginning
Genesis 1:1, 26-31
Song: Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Sin Comes into the World – With a Promise
Genesis 3:14-19, 23, Isaiah 9:2, 6-7; 7:14
Song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Isaiah 11:1-3a
Song: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

The Promise of Immanuel
Galatians 4:4-5a, Luke 1:26-38

Jesus’ Birth
Luke 2:1-7
Song: What Child is This?
Luke 2:8-16
Song: Glory to God
Luke 2:17-19

Mary’s Response
Solo: From the Squalour of a Borrowed Stable

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Herod’s Response
Matthew 2:1-12

It is Finished – Our Response
John 19
Song: Joy to the World!

Closing Prayer
Song of Commitment: Go Tell it on the Mountain
God’s Blessing