Sunday December 30, 2012 The First Sunday After Christmas

Sunday  December 30, 2012

The First Sunday After Christmas

God Invites Us to Worship

Welcome

Life and Work of the Church Family

Pass The Peace

Lighting of the Candles

Prayer of Approach: (Unison)

As once you came in the hush of darkness, O god,

         So still our hearts now

         By the wonder of this season.

Make us wise with the wisdom of a little one,

         That truth might be born afresh in us.

Let our hearts not be busy inns with no room,

         But doors opened wide to welcome a Holy Guest,

Who is Jesus Christ, alive with you and the Holy Spirit,

         One God, now and forever.  AMEN.

Hymn:  VU #59 “Joy To The World”

 

Children’s Time:

Hymn:  VU# 56 “Jesus, Our Brother”

The Scriptures Speak to Us

Luke 2: 1-15

Hymn: VU# 74  “What Child is This”

John 1: 1-14 

Sermon:    “What Did We Miss the First Time?”

Hymn: VU# 54 “Unto Us A Boy is Born"

God Invites Us to Respond

Offering:

Special Music:

Offertory Prayer 

Hymn:  VU# 68 “All Poor Ones and Humble”

Prayers of the People

Lord’s Prayer (said)

Hymn:  VU# 76 “See Amid the Winter’s Snow”

Commissioning and Benediction

 

Choral Response:

“Gentle Mary Laid Her Child, lowly in a manger

He is still the undefiled, but no more a stranger,

Son of God of Humble Birth, beautiful the story,

Praise his name in all the earth, hail the king of Glory!”

         Amen! Amen!

         Hallelujah, amen

Children are welcome to present throughout the service and there are opportunities for them to participate.  Should they get restless there is a quiet activity corner for colouring reading and other activities.

 

Grace United Church