1st Sunday Worship: 12.6.15

Welcome

Prelude

Call to Worship: Responsive reading  (We will read together the indented lines.)

The night is far gone.

The day is near.

And so we wait.

We wait with hope,

for the brokenhearted to be healed,

for the downtrodden to be lifted up.

We wait for the coming of the Christ child.

In this meantime,

We will sing into the silence.

We will light a candle against the darkness.

Music: Come O Long Expected Jesus

Monologue: The Innkeeper

Moment of Reflection/Prayer/Discussion

Message: Regret

Moment of Reflection/Prayer/Discussion

Music: Silent Night

Closing

Benediction

Postlude

 

Lyrics:

Come O Long Expected Jesus

(music: Rowland H. Prichard; lyrics: Charles Wesley)

Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.
Israel's strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

Born thy people to deliver,
born a child and yet a King,
born to reign in us forever,
now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thine own eternal spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by thine all sufficient merit,
raise us to thy glorious throne.

Silent Night
(music: Franz Xavar Gruber; lyrics: Joseph Mohr)

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

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth