Prayer 7:13 Prayer 713
North Highland United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
   
 
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*Indicates when worshipers are invited to stand.
UMH indicates use of the United Methodist Hymnal.
TFWS indicates the use of The Faith We Sing songbook.
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         Angels Among Us – Christmas Program
 
GATHERING MUSIC                                           Marilyn Gibbs 
 
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
CENTERING SONG          Angels Among Us                   Screen
 
*ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING                          Linke Family
 Scripture Reading    Luke 1:9-10                       Brayden Linke
 L: Advent is a time of wonder –the wonder of the birth of
       God’s Holy child. Yet even on this third Sunday of
      Advent, we wonder:
 P: How can we rejoice when there is so much fear, anger
      and disappointment in our world.
 L: These candles remind us that Christ is the Light of the
       world. This calls us to a Hope that is greater than our
       fear (candle one lit); Jesus is our Peace and he shows us
       how to live in peace (candle two lit); and today we recall
       that in all things, and through all times, Christ is our
       joy! (third candle lit).
 P: May we hear the angels’ message, “do not be afraid”.
 All: The joy of Christ is among and within us. Let us sing
       and rejoice in this good news. 
 
*CAROL       O Come All Ye Faithful Vs 1, 3, 4           UMH 234
 
 ADVENT THEME:     Angels Among Us- Do Not Be Afraid
 
GIFT OF MUSIC         Joy to the World      Youth Group Jr Bells
 
Christmas Around the World with Hark and Harold
 
Angels We Have Heard on High   Vs 1 & 3     UMH 238
 
Away in a Manger Children Vs 1   All Sing Vs 2 & 3
 
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Vs 1 & 3    UMH 240
 
Silent Night, Holy Night    Vs 1-3     UMH 239
 
The First Noel Vs 1 & 2    UMH 245
 
PRAYER TIME 
    Prayer of the Community – We sing O Come All Ye
    Faithful God, but we confess that we are not always
    faithful. How many opportunities to show hope, love
    and peace have we missed this week? For these missed
    missed and overlooked opportunities, we are sorry.
    Forgive us and accept our worship. Amid the colors of
    this season, send Christ’s light to us once again. We pray
    in the name of Bethlehem’s baby, Amen.
 
GIVING OUR GIFTS AND OFFERINGS 
   OFFERTORY          Some Children See Him                 Slides Show     
                    Vocalists: Evie Fish, Madison Unser, Isabelle Fish
 
   PRAYER OF DEDICATION                                                Screen
 
CHILDREN’S MOMENTS     
 
SENDING ONE ANOTHER IN PEACE & JOY
 
SENDING CAROL     Joy to the World     Vs 1 & 2            UMH 246
   
BENEDICTION                                                                          Screen
             
BENEDICTION RESPONSE       Joy to the World                  Verse 4
 
POSTLUDE