Prairie Chapel UMC January 1, 2023 Worship Service 10:30 am Sunday School 9:15 am Pastor Matt Wilson
45494 CR 23 Coshocton, Ohio 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 BY MARTY DARLING OR

MOE SIEGRIST

ANNIVERSARIES/BIRTHDAYS

PRELUDE

PLAYED BY CAROL MCCOY

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Arise; shine, for your light has come!

People: We are called out of our darkness into light.

Leader: Lift up your eyes and look around.

People: We Rejoice in the gift of light.

Leader: Come let us worship the God of light and joy and peace.

People: We come to kneel at the cradle of the babe, the light incarnate. 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

PLAYED BY CAROL MCCOY

WE THREE KINGS PAGE # 254


1 We three kings of Orient are;

bearing gifts we traverse afar,

field and fountain, moor and mountain,

following yonder star.

Refrain:

O star of wonder, star of light,

star with royal beauty bright,

westward leading, still proceeding,

guide us to thy perfect light.


2 Born a King on Bethlehem's plain,

gold I bring to crown him again,

King forever, ceasing never,

over us all to reign. [Refrain]


3 Frankincense to offer have I;

incense owns a Deity nigh;

prayer and praising, voices raising,

worshiping God on high. [Refrain]


4 Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume

breathes a life of gathering gloom;

sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,

sealed in the stone-cold tomb. [Refrain]


5 Glorious now behold him arise;

King and God and sacrifice:

Alleluia, Alleluia,

sounds through the earth and skies. [Refrain]


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

PLAYED BY CAROL MCCOY

THERE'S A SONG IN THE AIR #249


1. There's a song in the air!

There's a star in the sky!

There's a mother's deep prayer

and a baby's low cry!

And the star rains its fire

while the beautiful sing,

for the manger of Bethlehem

cradles a King!


2. There's a tumult of joy

o'er the wonderful birth,

for the virgin's sweet boy

is the Lord of the earth.

Ay! the star rains its fire

while the beautiful sing,

for the manger of Bethlehem

cradles a King!


3. In the light of that star

lie the ages impearled;

and that song from afar

has swept over the world.

Every hearth is aflame,

and the beautiful sing

in the homes of the nations

that Jesus is King!


4. We rejoice in the light,

and we echo the song

that comes down through the night

from the heavenly throng.

Ay! we shout to the lovely

evangel they bring,

and we greet in his cradle

our Savior and King!


"SPECIAL MUSIC"

BY GERALDINE LAHNA

MESSAGE--"ANOTHER ROAD"--PASTOR MATT WILSON

MATTHEW 2:1-12NRSV

TITHES & OFFERING

DOXOLOGY

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Amen.


HYMN

"THE FIRST NOEL" PAGE #245

PLAYED BY CAROL MCCOY


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]


POSTLUDE

PLAYED BY CAROL MCCOY

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