Sunday December 30, 2012 The First Sunday After Christmas
Sunday December 30, 2012
The First Sunday After Christmas
God Invites Us to Worship
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”
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
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
“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!”
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.