Order of Worship – December 20, 2020

Below is the order of worship for Sunday, December 20, 2020. Please follow along at church and use this to sing the lyrics to our praise music, participate in prayers, and prepare for reading scripture and hearing the sermon.

We must maintain social distancing and wear masks at all times as we are participating in worship. If you have any questions, please see an usher or member of the praise and worship team. We hope you enjoy your time worshiping with us this morning.

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude (The light of Christ enters the world)

Call to Worship

Matthew 1:12-16

Children Go Where I Send Thee

Children go where I send thee

How should I send thee

I’m gonna send you one by one

One for the little bitty baby

Born born born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee

How should I send thee

I’m gonna send thee two by two

Two for Paul and Silas

One for the little bitty baby

Born born born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee

How should I send thee

I’m gonna send thee three by three

Three for the Hebrew children

Two for Paul and Silas

One for the little bitty baby

Born born born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee

How should I send thee

I’m gonna send thee four by four

Four for four that stood at the door

Three for the Hebrew children

Two for Paul and Silas

One for the little bitty baby

Born born born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee

How should I send thee

I’m gonna send thee five by five

Five for the gospel and preacher

Four for the four that stood at the door

Three for the Hebrew children

Two for Paul and Silas

One for the little bitty baby

Born born born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee

How should I send thee

I’m gonna send thee six by six

Six for the six that couldn’t get fixed

Five for the gospel and preacher

Four for the four that stood at the door

Three for the Hebrew children

Two for Paul and Silas

One for the little bitty baby

Who was born born born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee

How should I send thee

I’m gonna send you seven by seven

Seven for the seven that couldn’t get to heaven

Six for the six that couldn’t get fixed

Five for the gospel and preacher

Four for the four that stood at the door

Three for the Hebrew children

Two for Paul and Silas

One for the little bitty baby

Was born born born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee

How should I send thee

I’m gonna send you eight by eight

Eight for hate that stood at the gate

Seven for the seven that couldn’t get to heaven

Six for the six that couldn’t get fixed

Five for the gospel and preacher

Four for the four that stood at the door

Three for the Hebrew children

Two for Paul and Silas

One for the little bitty baby

Born born born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee

How should I send thee

And that’s how the whole thing started

Way down in the manger

Eight for hate that stood at the gate

Seven for the seven that couldn’t get to heaven

Six for the six that couldn’t get fixed

Five for the gospel and preacher

Four for the four that stood at the door

Three for the Hebrew children

Two for Paul and Silas

One for the little bitty baby

Born born born in Bethlehem

Congregational Greeting Time “Wave to your neighbor.”

(Social distancing must be maintained with masks)

Away In A Manger

Verse 1

Away in a manger no crib for a bed

The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head

The stars in the sky looked down where He lay

The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

Verse 2

The cattle are lowing the Baby awakes

But little Lord Jesus no crying He makes

I love Thee Lord Jesus look down from the sky

And stay by my cradle ’til morning is nigh

Verse 3

Be near me Lord Jesus I ask Thee to stay

Close by me forever and love me I pray

Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care

And fit us for heaven to live with Thee there

Prayer & Offering

(Please drop off your offerings at the pavilion as you leave worship. Envelopes provided.)

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father Who Art In Heaven,

Hallowed Be Thy Name.

Thy Kingdom Come.

Thy Will Be Done

On Earth As It Is In Heaven.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread,

And Forgive Us Our Trespasses,

As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us,

And Lead Us Not Into Temptation,

But Deliver Us From Evil.

For Thine Is The Kingdom,

And The Power, And The Glory,

For Ever And Ever

Amen

Ministry Moment – “You Crack Me Up” Parking Lot Project

Joy To The World 

Verse 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

Verse 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

Verse 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

Verse 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

Scripture

Matthew 1:18-25

Sermon

Joseph’s Christmas Surprise Package

Silent Night 

Verse 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

Verse 2

Silent night holy night

Shepherds quake at the sight

Glories stream from heaven afar

Heav’nly hosts sing alleluia

Christ the Savior is born

Christ the Savior is born

Verse 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

Verse 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

Benediction