Pigeon River Church December 24, 2022
The Gathering of God's People

WELCOME & PRAYER - Pastor Dave


SPECIAL MUSIC - "Messiah"   Lora Aldrich


GATHERING -Responsive - Pastor Dave

Emmanuel: God, you are with us.

  WE HAVE HEARD THE PROMISE OF THE PROPHETS;

We have caught the notes of the angel's song;

  WE HAVE SEEN A STAR IN THE HEAVENS, WE HAVE BELIEVED.

Tonight, we have come to be with you because you have come to be with us.

  WE SEEK AN INNOCENT, HELPLESS BABY IN A CRUDE MANGER;

We seek a Messiah who will reign with justice;

  AND YOU, WHO ARE THE WEAKEST AND THE STRONGEST,

  THE MOST HUMBLE AND THE MOST MIGHTY HAVE FOUND US.

Now we may find ourselves.

  NOW WE MAY LOVE EACH OTHER, NOW WE MAY TRULY WORSHIP YOU.

  CRYING ALOUD WITH THE HEAVENLY HOST: "GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST! PEACE ON EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL PEOPLE." AMEN


OPENING HYMNS - Debi Ackerman

HWB #212   "O Come, All Ye Faithful" 1,3,6                                            

HWB #197   "Angels We Have Heard on High" 1,4   


The Light Revealed


LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE - Denny and Debbie Weidman

 

THE LORD'S PRAYER (Unison) – (trespasses) - Pastor Dave


SPECIAL MUSIC  - "Breath of Heaven" - Beth Maurer

 



The Light Received


SCRIPTURE READING - Luke 1:26-35 - David Segroves

 

HYMN HWB #191 "O Little Town of Bethlehem" - Debi Ackerman

 

SCRIPTURE READING - Luke 1:46-56 - Judy Eberly


SOLO  "What Child is This?” - Barry Maust

 

CHRISTMAS DRAMA: “The Birth of Jesus”

 

SPECIAL MUSIC - "It's the Same Star" - Bill & Leslie Eberly

 

SCRIPTURE READING- John 1:1-5, 9-14 - Emily Maust


The Light Spread


HYMNS - Debi Ackerman

HWB #189 “To Us a Child of Hope is Born”                                        

          HWB #194 “Away in the Manger” 


LIGHTING OF CANDLES

The congregation will form a circle around the sanctuary to sing “Joy to the World.” Pastor Dave will light his candle from the Christ Candle. He will then light the candles of those standing next to him. Each worshipper will turn and allow the person standing next to them to tip their unlit candle and light it from their neighbor’s upright, lit candle. We will then sing, “Silent Night.” At the conclusion of the songs, please blow out your candle and place it in the box in the foyer.


HYMNS - Debi Ackerman

HWB #318 “Joy to the World”                                                                

HWB #193 "Silent Night"

                             

 

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