Birth of Jesus Christ in Our Lives
for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists
performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!
Christmas Celebration Introduction:
Our Christmas message:
Isaiah recognizes the challenges in life experiencing the destruction brought on by war, poverty and social unrest. These events are recorded in biblical times; modern versions are still with us today. Isaiah states the need for faith and hope as he foretells the promise of future celebration. Light will replace darkness. Oppression will be removed. The people will realize new birth and opportunities. A child will be born who will lead people to salvation, knowledge, freedom and celebration.
Psalm 96 summons all to acknowledge the reign of our Lord over all the heavens and the world as we know it. Not only do we acknowledge that our Creator God is Lord of all, but also that the Christ Child is our Savior. Our Lord reigns in justice for everyone everywhere for all time.
Paul’s letter to Titus tells us the grace of our Lord is there for and brings salvation to all. The knowledge, understanding and accomplishment of birth, death and resurrection are wrapped up in the grace that Christ brings us.
Luke offers believers assurance and a challenge. Luke assures us that God is working to make the world a place blessed by Jesus. We must enlarge our vision of God’s purposes, and join the movement where the Lord leads us to a renewed world.
For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts. Ps. 96:8.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all. Titus 2:11.
The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see, I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:10-11.
Go Tell It On the Mountain
African American Spiritual Song
John Wesley Work
Go, tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere;
go, tell it on the mountain
that Jesus Christ is born.
O Holy One,
heavenly angels spoke to earthly shepherds
and eternity entered time in the child of Bethlehem.
Through the telling of the Christmas story,
let our temporal lives be caught up in the eternal
in that same child,
that we might join shepherds and all the heavenly host
in praising the coming of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.
What Child Is This (Greensleeves)
W. Chatterton Dix performed by Gardiner Sisters
What Child is this, who, laid to rest,
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?
With the angels of heaven we proclaim your glory, O God.
As the radiance of your presence lights up the heavens,
we pray for enlightenment
for your church on behalf of the whole world.
Grant that, through our prayers,
our lives may radiate the presence of Christ
to all who dwell on earth,
for he is our Lord for ever and ever. Amen.
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Charles Wesley (1739).
Performed by Chris Tomlin
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King;
peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise;
join the triumph of the skies;
with the angelic hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”
God of all ages,
in the birth of Christ
your boundless love for your people
shattered the power of darkness.
Be born in us with that same love and light,
that our song may blend with all the choirs of heaven and earth
to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
We are all stewards spreading the Word of Jesus’ blessings for His people.
Picnic Fellowship Activities for the Entire Family!
Of course lively discussion and activities will be available!
Perhaps you may prefer to sit and visit!
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