Prairie Chapel UMC Christmas Eve Service 6:00 P.M. Candlelighting Service Pastor Wes George
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PRELUDE BY LYNN GARBER



READING AND LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLES

DEE SMITH AND APRIL SMITH




PRAYER,


FATHER, THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF YOUR SON. FOR SENDING HIM INTO OUR WORLD TO BE OUR SAVIOR, WHO WILL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS. OUR SINS. THANK YOU. IN JESUS' HOLY NAME WE PRAY. AMEN.



JOY TO THE WORLD

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1 Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King;

let ev’ry heart prepare him room

and heav’n and nature sing,

and heav’n and nature sing,

and heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.


2 Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!

Let men their songs employ,

while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains,

repeat the sounding joy,

repeat the sounding joy,

repeat, repeat the sounding joy.


3 No more let sins and sorrows grow

nor thorns infest the ground;

he comes to make his blessings flow

far as the curse is found,

far as the curse is found,

far as, far as the curse is found.


4 He rules the world with truth and grace

and makes the nations prove

the glories of his righteousness

and wonders of his love,

and wonders of his love,

and wonders, wonders of his love.

CHILDRENS MESSAGE

BY DEE SMITH & APRIL SMITH

O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

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1 O come, all ye faithful,

joyful and triumphant!

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!

Come and behold him,

born the King of angels.


Refrain:

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

Christ the Lord!


2 God from true God, and

Light from Light eternal,

born of a virgin, to earth he comes!

Only-begotten Son of God the Father: [Refrain]


3 Sing, choirs of angels,

sing in exultation,

sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above!

Glory to God, all glory in the highest: [Refrain]


4 Yea, Lord, we greet thee,

born this happy morning;

Jesus, to thee be all glory giv’n!

Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing: [Refrain]

SCRIPTURE

ISAIAH 9:2-7NRSV

RESPONSE

PSALM 96:1-6NRSV

AWAY IN A MANGER

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1 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,

the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.

The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,

the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.


2 The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,

but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.

I love you, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky,

and stay by my side until morning is nigh.


3 Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask you to stay

close by me forever and love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children in your tender care,

and take us to heaven to live with you there.

SCRIPTURE

TITUS 2:11-14NRSV

SCRIPTURE

LUKE 2:1-20NRSV

MEDITATION--HYMN

THE FIRST NOEL PAGE 245 played by Lynn Garber


1 The first Noel the angel did say

was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;

in fields where they lay keeping their sheep,

on a cold winter's night that was so deep.


Refrain:

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,

born is the King of Israel.


2 They looked up and saw a star

shining in the east, beyond them far;

and to the earth it gave great light,

and so it continued both day and night. [Refrain]


3 And by the light of that same star

three Wise Men came from country far;

to seek for a king was their intent,

and to follow the star wherever it went. [Refrain]


4 This star drew nigh to the northwest,

o'er Bethlehem it took its rest;

and there it did both stop and stay,

right over the place where Jesus lay. [Refrain]


5 Then entered in those Wise Men three,

full reverently upon the knee,

and offered there, in his presence,

their gold and myrrh and frankincense. [Refrain]


TITHES & OFFERING

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him, all creatures here below

Praise Him above the Heavenly host

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Amen

CANDELIGHT SERVICE

SILENT NIGHT

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1 Silent night, holy night!

All is calm, all is bright

round yon virgin mother and child.

Holy Infant, so tender and mild,

sleep in heavenly peace,

sleep in heavenly peace.


2 Silent night, holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight.

Glories stream from heaven afar,

heav’nly hosts sing, Alleluia!

Christ, the Savior, is born!

Christ, the Savior, is born!


3 Silent night, holy night!

Son of God, love’s pure light

radiant beams from thy holy face

with the dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.




POSTLUDE

PLAYED BY LYNN GARBER

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