Prairie Chapel UMC December 18, 2022 Fourth Sunday of Advent Pastor Matt Wilson Sunday School 9:15 am Worship Service 10:30 am
45494 CR 23 Coshocton, Oh 43812 Church Phone: 740-622-3992 Pastor Matt Cell: 330-301-1021 Email: pastor.matthew.umc@gmail.com Web Site: www.pchapel.org
"WELCOME"

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNIVERSARIES & BIRTHDAYS

BY MARTY DARLING

PRELUDE

PLAYED BY LYNN GARBER

Lighting Advent Candles

Trish Wilson & Mother Gloria Head lighting the advent candles and reading.

Singing the Advent Song

verses 1, 2, 3, & 4 played by Lynn Garber


1 Light the Advent candle, one:

Now the waiting has begun;

we have started on our way,

time to think of Christmas day.


Refrain

Candle, candle, burning bright,

shining in the cold winter night;

candle, candle, burning bright,

fill our hearts with Christmas light.


Refrain

2 Light the Advent candle, two:

Think of humble shepherds, who

filled with wonder at the sight

of the child of Christmas night.


Refrain

3 Light the Advent candle, three:

Think of heavenly harmony;

angels singing ""Peace on earth""

at the blessed Savior's birth.


Refrain

4 Light the Advent candle, four:

Think of joy forevermore;

Christ Child in a stable born,

gift of love that Christmas morn.

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: The time of waiting and watching is here! Are you ready?

People: We are waiting for the Lord of peace to open our hearts.

Leader: The Lord of Peace comes to you this day to free you from your sins.

People: We are ready to receive the precious blessings of God.

Leader: Come, let us worship God who loves us dearly.

People: Let us praise God for God’s blessings in our lives. AMEN.

APOSTLES CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

   creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

     who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

     and born of the virgin Mary.

     He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

     was crucified, died, and was buried;

     he descended to hell.

     The third day he rose again from the dead.

     He ascended to heaven

     and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.

     From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

     the holy catholic* church,

     the communion of saints,

     the forgiveness of sins,

     the resurrection of the body,

     and the life everlasting. Amen.

HYMN

IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR #218


1 It came upon the midnight clear,

that glorious song of old,

from angels bending near the earth

to touch their harps of gold:

"Peace on the earth, good will to men,

from heaven's all-gracious King."

The world in solemn stillness lay,

to hear the angels sing.


2 Still through the cloven skies they come

with peaceful wings unfurled,

and still their heavenly music floats

o'er all the weary world;

above its sad and lowly plains,

they bend on hovering wing,

and ever o'er its Babel sounds

the blessed angels sing.


3 And ye, beneath life's crushing load,

whose forms are bending low,

who toil along the climbing way

with painful steps and slow,

look now! for glad and golden hours

come swiftly on the wing.

O rest beside the weary road,

and hear the angels sing!


4 For lo! the days are hastening on,

by prophet seen of old,

when with the ever-circling years

shall come the time foretold

when peace shall over all the earth

its ancient splendors fling,

and the whole world send back the song

which now the angels sing.

JOYS~CONCERNS~PRAYERS

THE LORD'S PRAYER

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.


"HYMN"

"WHAT CHILD IS THIS" PAGE #219


1 What Child is this, who, laid to rest,

On Mary's lap is sleeping?

Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,

While shepherds watch are keeping?


Chorus:

This, this is Christ, the King,

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:

Haste, haste to bring Him laud,

The Babe, the Son of Mary!


2 Why lies He in such mean estate,

Where ox and ass are feeding?

Good Christian, fear: for sinners here

The silent Word is pleading.

[Chorus]


3 So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh,

Come, peasant, king to own Him.

The King of kings salvation brings;

Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

[Chorus]

SCRIPTURE: A JOURNEY OF PEACE

LUKE 2:13-14RSV

TITHES & OFFERINGS

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him, all creatures here below

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost AMEN!

HYMN

PLAYED BY LYNN GARBER PAGE #251


GO, TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN


Go, tell it on the mountain

Over the hills and everywhere

Go, tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is born


While shepherds kept their watching

O'er silent flocks by night

Behold throughout the heavens

There shone a Holy light


Go, tell it on the mountain

Over the hills and everywhere

Go, tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is born


The shepherds feared and trembled

When, lo! Above the Earth

Rang out the angel chorus

That hailed our Savior's birth


Go, tell it on the mountain

Over the hills and everywhere

Go, tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is born


Down in a lowly manger

Our humble Christ was born

And brought us all salvation

That blessed Christmas morn


Go, tell it on the mountain

Over the hills and everywhere

Go, tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is born

That Jesus Christ is born

POSTLUDE

PLAYED BY LYNN GARBER

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