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ORDER OF WORSHIP December 24, 2023 10:30 AM FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT




ORDER OF WORSHIP

December 24, 2023     10:30 AM

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

If you have individual prayer requests, please write them on prayer cards in the pews and bring them up or give them to an usher during the prelude.

                                                                                                                                                 

**Kindly stand if you are able

 

PRELUDE             “Mary Did you Know?”                                  Mary Lee Farris, Piano

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE The Olson Family

 

CHORAL INTROIT         “Sing We Now of Christmas”               UNION CHOIR

 

CALL TO WORSHIP (Adapted from Psalm 89)

Leader: I will sing of your steadfast love, O LORD, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your

faithfulness to all generations.

PEOPLE: I declare that your steadfast love is established forever; your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.

Leader: You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to my servant David:

PEOPLE: ‘I will establish your descendants forever, and build your throne for all

generations.’

Leader: will set his hand on the sea and his right hand on the rivers.

PEOPLE: He shall cry to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation!’

 

INVOCATION

Dear Lord, to you we ascribe all power and majesty and beauty. You bring us a child whom we call blessed, upon whose shoulders rests he destiny of nations. He brings us life everlasting, the prophet’s wonderful counselor to guide your people as we lift our voices and rejoice with shepherds and angels for peace on earth goodwill to all. Amen

 

**OPENING HYMN         “The First Noel”                Red #162

 

MESSAGE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

Our journey through the waiting of Advent is almost complete. As we celebrate a wonderful

birth let us pray together as we seek to find a closer link to our Creator through our faith.

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world. This we pray in Jesus name, Amen.

(a moment for silent personal confession)

 

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

We have received the gift of Christmas, signifying God’s infinite love and ultimate forgiveness for each of us throughout history. In the mercy of this Christmas season, we are forgiven. Amen.

 

**GLORIA PATRI                                                                                 Red #805

 

**PASSING OF THE PEACE

 

**HYMN OF PRAISE      “Angels We have Heard on High”                Red # 152

Gage Szymanowicz, TRUMPET

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

Gracious God, as we turn to your Word for us, may the Spirit of God rest upon us. Help us to be steadfast in our hearing, in our speaking, in our believing, and in our living. Amen

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING            2 Samuel 7: 1-10, 16                Dan Olson

GOSPEL READING                           Luke 1: 46-55

 

ANTHEM               “What Child is this”                                     UNION CHOIR

 

SERMON MESSAGE                Revolutionary Talk                     John Redman, CRE

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

And Lord we pray for those in our own hearts whose names you already know, for their

own healing and comfort, in your name and that of our redeemer Jesus Christ, who

taught to pray, saying:

 

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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen

 

OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS 

We give freely from the bounty we have been given by our Gracious God. May what we

offer in these moments help to become the very blessing and hope that others need.

This we pray in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

 

OFFERTORY       “Still, Still, Still”

 

**DOXOLOGY      Traditional                                                   Red  #809

 

PRAYER OF THANKS 

Lord God, we thank you for these gifts. As we follow in faith, may we find ways to honor

you by giving of our treasure, our time and our talents to glorify you and our Lord Jesus

Christ.  Amen.

 

**CLOSING HYMN          “O Come All Ye Faithfull”         Red #173

 

BENEDICTION

On this most special night of nights, may we all join in the hope, peace, love, and joy of this season and bring it into our lives throughout the coming days and months and in each of our lives together. Amen

 

POSTLUDE:          “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”          Mary Lee Farris, Piano

 

 

 

Blessings!

John Redman, CRE 

Mobile: (914) 474-0722  

Union Church

44 Balmville Rd, Newburgh NY 12550

Phone: (845) 562-0954    Fax: (845) 562-0955


 

 

 

 

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