Prairie Chapel UMC DECEMBER 25, 2022 "MERRY CHRISTMAS" WORSHIP SERVICE 10:30 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:15 AM Pastor Matt Wilson
Office 740-622-3992 Cell: 330-301-1021 Email: pastor.matthew.umc@gmail.com Web site: www.pchapel.org 45494 CR 23 Coshocton, Oh 43812
"WELCOME"

BY MARTY DARLING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNIVERSARIES/BIRTHDAYS

PRELUDE

BY LYNN GARBER

Lighting the Candles-Acolytes

Kaylie Bryan & Sarah Wilson

Lighting of the Advent Candle

Dee Smith & April Smith

Reading and lighting of the candles

Advent Song

Verses 1-5


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.


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: We have come here to celebrate; a child has been born for us.

People: His name is called Wonderful Counselor, Good Shepherd, Lamb of God.

Leader: He is the babe of Bethlehem and the mighty Lord.

People: His name is called Savior, author of life, bread of life.

Leader: He is called friend and guide,

People: and we call him ever lasting life and Prince of Peace and the one who brings love to all humankind.

Leader: Let us worship with joyous and thankful praise, God is with us.

People: Here in our worship, we look to the future as we are filled with the gifts of Christmas: love, hope, peace, joy!

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.

Joy to the World

page #246


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.

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

I WANT TO WALK AS A CHILD OF THE LIGHT PAGE 206


I want to walk as a child of the light

I want to follow Jesus

God sent the stars to give light to the world

The star of my life is Jesus


I want to see the brightness of God

I want to look at Jesus

Clear sun of righteousness, shine on my path

And show me the way to the Father


I'm looking for the coming of Christ

I want to be with Jesus

When we have run with patience the race

We shall know the joy of Jesus

PRAIRIE CHAPEL CHOIR

LED BY GERALDINE LAHNA

Message: "Christmas Children Heirs of an Inheritance"

TITUS 3:4-7NRSV

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

GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN #251


Refrain:

Go, tell it on the mountain,

over the hills and everywhere;

go, tell it on the mountain,

that Jesus Christ is born.


1 While shepherds kept their watching

o'er silent flocks by night,

behold throughout the heavens

there shown a holy light. (Refrain)


2 The shepherds feared and trembled,

when lo! above the earth,

rang out the angel chorus

that hailed the Savior’s birth. (Refrain)


3 Down in a lowly manger

the humble Christ was born,

and God sent us salvation

that blessed Christmas morn. (Refrain)


POSTLUDE

PLAYED BY LYNN GARBER

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