Prairie Chapel UMC Christmas Candlelighting December 24, 2022 6:00 pm 45494 CR 23 Coshocton, Ohio 43812 Pastor Matt Wilson 740-622-3992
Pastor Cell-303-301-1021 Email: pastor.matthew.umc@gmail.com
"WELCOME"

BY MARTY DARLING

PRELUDE

PLAYED BY LYNN GARBER

LIGHTING THE CANDLES

Acolytes-KAYLIE BRYAN & SARAH WILSON

Lighting of the Advent Candles

READING AND LIGHTING

PASTOR MATT, & CRYSTAL

KATELYNN, TYLER & SARAH WILSON

ADVENT SONG

SINGING --VERSES 1 THRU 5


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.

Refrain


5 Light the Christmas candles, now:

Sing of donkey, sheep, and cow;

birthday candles for the King,

let the alleluias ring.

Refrain

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: A child has been born to us.

People: Glory to God in the highest heaven!

Leader: A savior has been given to us.

People: Glory to God in the highest heaven!

Leader: The grace of God has appeared in human form.

People: Glory to God in the highest heaven!

Leader: Salvation has come to all the earth.

People: Glory to God in the highest heaven!

HYMN OF PRAISE

"O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL" PAGE 234


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. True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal,

lo, he shuns not the Virgin's womb;

Son of the Father, begotten not created;

(Refrain)


3. Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;

O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!

Glory to God, all glory in the highest;

(Refrain)


4. See how the shepherds, summoned to his cradle,

leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze;

we too will thither bend our joyful footsteps;

(Refrain)


PRAIRIE CHAPEL CHOIR

LED BY GERALDINE LAHNA

SCRIPTURE READING

LUKE 2:1-7NRSV

SONG OF THE MANGER

AWAY IN A MANGER PAGE # 217


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


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


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 fit us for heaven

To live with You there

SCRIPTURE READING

LUKE 2:8-14NRSV

SONG OF THE ANGELS

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH PAGE 238


Angels we have heard on high

Sweetly singing o'er the plains

And the mountains in reply

Echoing their joyous strains


Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Gloria, in excelsis Deo


Shepherds, why this jubilee?

Why your joyous strains prolong?

What the gladsome tidings be

Which inspire your heavenly song?


Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Gloria, in excelsis Deo


Come to Bethlehem and see

Him whose birth the angels sing,

Come, adore on bended knee,

Christ the Lord, the newborn King.


Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Gloria, in excelsis Deo


SCRIPTURE READING

LUKE 2:15-20NRSV

SONG OF BETHLEHEM

O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM PAGE #230


Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by

Yet in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light

The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above

While mortals sleep the angels keep their watch of wondering love

Oh morning stars together, proclaim thy holy birth.

And praises sing to God the king, and peace to men on earth.

Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by

Yet in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light

The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

MEDITATION-PASTOR MATT

"LET'S GO AND SEE THIS THING" PASTOR MATT WILSON

"SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT"

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,

heavenly 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.


4. Silent night, holy night,

wondrous star, lend thy light;

with the angels let us sing,

Alleluia to our King;

Christ the Savior is born,

Christ the Savior is born!

POSTLUDE

BY LYNN GARBER-MERRY CHRISTMAS

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