GOD’S GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT

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THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT
Sunday, December 14, 2008 – 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Our Advent Scripture And Carol Service

For Pre-Service Reading – Psalm 24 (P 128 In Front Of Hymnal)

Opening Carol – “Sing We Now Of Christmas”

The Invocation and Opening Advent Prayer

GOD’S GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT

Prepare To Receive This Gift

Isaiah 40: 1 – 5 Kyle Moen (8:30) Matthew Thurow (10:30)

Carol: “Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel”

1. Oh come, Oh come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel That mourns in lowly exile here Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

2. Oh come, thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell thy people save And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel.

3. Oh come, Thou Key of David, come and open wide our heav’nly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high and close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel.

How The Gift Was Given

Isaiah 7: 14 ; Luke 1: 30-35, 37-38
Mike Taylor (8:30) Larry Eisenbeisz (10:30)

Carol 712 (Supplement) – “What Child Is This?”

Its Humble Wrappings

Philippians 2: 5-8 Paul Voss (8:30) Bob Bruckbauer (10:30)

Carol 710 (Supplement) – “Once In Royal David’s City”

We Bring Our Gifts To Our Advent Savior

A Cherished Gift For Children Of Light

John 1: 4-5, 9-14
Dan Beekman (8:30) Dave Aymond (10:30)

Carol – “Angels And Shepherds” (See Next Page)

The Perfect Gift For You

Colossians 1:19-23; 2:9-10 2 Corinthians 9:15 Jim Doring (8:30) David Lueck (10:30)

Carol: “Sleepy Little Bethlehem” Text: Judith Snell Melody: Gustav Holst (1874-1935)

A Gift From Our Father’s Loving Heart

Galatians 3: 26-28 ; 4: 4-7
Tom Owens (8:30) Gene Lang (10:30)

Carol: “O Ye Joyful People”

(8:30) Choir: “Hymn Of Advent”
Director: Cathy Augustin Acompanist: Amy Tester

The Lord’s Prayer And Benediction

The Closing Carol: “Angels We Have Heard On High”
1. Angels we have heard on high, Sweetly singing o’er the plains, And the mountains in reply, Echoing their joyous strains.
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

2. Shepherd, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong? What the gladsome tidings be Which insire your heav’nly song?
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

3. Come to Bethlehem and see Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

SILENT PRAYER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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