PSPC Worship Service

PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
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December 24, 2017 -  7:00 PM Service
Christmas Eve
Liturgical Color: White
 
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Pre-Service Music Praise Band

Welcome Rev. Christine Dickerson

Prelude Carol Medley  Alex Danson & Praise Band

Bidding Prayer Rev. Christine Dickerson

Lighting of the Christ Candle Jim & Lynn Hamilton

Reader: Jesus came to bring peace to our hearts and souls, to all the world that we may live in peace. Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with us.

ALL: Our God, we thank you for the knowledge that peace is possible because of the Prince of Peace. Keep reminding us to let Jesus show us the Way, and one day true peace will be a reality. Amen.

Reader: We have lit four candles on our way to lighting the Christ Candle.

Reader: Tonight we bring it all together as we light this Christ Candle and celebrate Christ who lightens our lives with hope, love, joy, and peace.

ALL; Come, let us adore Him, and let us share Him. Let us sing and give praise to Christ our Lord. Amen.

*Call to Worship O Come, All Ye Faithful  Hymn #145 (1 & 2)

First Lesson: Adam and Eve disobey God’s command and disrupt the order and goodness of creation Genesis 3: 8-15, 17-19  Larry Houts

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel  Hymn #123 (1 & 4)

Second Lesson: God promises that, through Abraham, all the peoples of the world will be blessed. Genesis 22: 15-18  Geri Bintliff

Joy to the World  Hymn #125 (1, 2 & 4)

Third Lesson: The people who walk in darkness receive the promise of the Messiah Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7  Chris Lutke

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear  Hymn #128 (1 & 2)

Fourth Lesson: The Messiah will come from the root of Jesse to restore the peace of creation Isaiah 11: 1-4a, 6-9  Bill Miller

Offertory “December: Christmas” from The Seasons by Tchaikovsky  Alex Danson, Piano solo

Fifth Lesson: The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary and announces that she will bear a holy child Luke 1: 26-35, 38  Cindy Anderson

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing  Hymn #133 (1 & 3)

Sixth Lesson: Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem, where May gives birth to her child Luke 2: 1-7  Alex Danson

O Little Town Of Bethlehem  Hymn #141 (1 & 2)

Away In A Manger  Hymn #157 (1 & 2)

Christmas Meditation Rev. Christine Dickerson

Sweet Little Jesus Boy  Solo by Susan McGuire

Seventh Lesson: Angels appear to shepherds in the fields and announce the birth of the Messiah Luke 2: 8-17  Jeff Morgan

Angels We Have Heard On High  Hymn #132 (1, 2 & 3)

Eighth Lesson: Magi from the East come seeking the Messiah and offer gifts to the baby Jesus Matthew 2: 1-12  Caryl Williamson

The First Noel  Hymn #136 (1, 2 & 3)

Ninth Lesson: The Word of God becomes flesh and lives among us, full of grace and truth John 1: 1-14  Rev. Christine Dickerson

Silent Night! Holy Night!  Hymn #147 (all)

As we sing, Rev. Christine will light her candle

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