PSPC Worship Service

PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
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December 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM Service
4th Sunday of Advent
Liturgical Color: Purple
 
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Pre-Service Music Praise Band

Welcoming Rev. Christine Dickerson

Life of the Church Deacon Jackie Morgan

Passing of the Peace My Peace (As we return to our seats.)  Congregation

Prelude Special Music  Praise Band

* Lighting of the 4th Advent Candle Bill & Diane Payne

* Opening Hymn Angels, from the Realms of Glory  Hymn #143 (all)

Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)
Lord, we hear the heavenly song, your song of joy and peace. We see the shining star, and follow it to your promise. We stand in your light, our hearts filled with your love. You are an awesome God. Help us to be your people, to reflect your light. We can be blind to hurt and need, loneliness and fear. Too often we see only our own needs, and let the poor suffer, or leave an argument unmended. Help us, we pray, to see beyond ourselves, to reconcile with all people, to accept your forgiveness, and to share with others the grace you have given us. We ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.

(A moment for silent reflection)

Assurance of Pardon
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us. Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.

* Singing Gloria Patri  Hymn #623

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear  Hymn #123 (1 & 5)

Choral Preparation A Nativity Prayer  Choir

Prayers of the People & 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.

Anthem Beautiful Star of Bethlehem  Choir

Prayer for Illumination .
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen

Psalter Lesson Psalm 96: 1-13 (unison)  Deacon Jackie Morgan

Hebrew Testament Isaiah 9: 2-7 

Song of Preparation Emmanuel  Hymn #134 (all)

Gospel Lesson Luke 2: 1-14 

New Testament Titus 2: 11-14 

Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."

Sermon Good News of Great Joy  Rev. Christine Dickerson

* In Response There’s a Song in the Air!  on Screen (all)

Morning Tithes and Offerings

Offertory Special Music  Praise Band

* Doxology Congregation

* Prayer of Dedication

* A Challenge to Go Forth

* A Singing Response God Be with You  Congregation

* Benediction

Postlude Praise band

* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall

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