Holy Name of Jesus Celebration
Life of Jesus Christ in Our Lives
for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists
performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!
Holy Name of Jesus Celebration Introduction:
Jesus Christ, Savior, is born. Mary has given birth to the Son of Man. Joseph takes his place in the background. The Shepherds will soon visit the Child King. The Wise Men are following the Star toward Bethlehem, soon to meet the Christ child after visiting Herod. This is the unfolding story of very important lives we have become familiar with as we follow the liturgical calendar.
Epiphany follows the visitation of the Wise Men. Lent follows Epiphany. Holy Week ends Lent. The Blessed Baby Jesus will be obedient to the Father, live an example to His believers (us), and die to gift us salvation. He will promise to send us the Holy Spirit. The promise will be kept. We are blessed. Praise the Lord!
Holy Name of Jesus Celebration Scripture:
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26.
O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps. 8:9.
When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children. And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts. Gal. 4:4-6.
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made.” Luke 2:15.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
God rest you merry, gentlemen,
let nothing you dismay,
for Jesus Christ our Savior
was born upon this day,
to save us all from Satan’s power
when we were gone astray.
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.
All things bright and beautiful
Cecil France’s Alexander (1848).
performed by Kidzup.
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colors,
God made their tiny wings.
God of glory,
your splendor shines from a manger in Bethlehem,
where the Light of the world is humbly born
into the darkness of human night.
Open our eyes to Christ’s presence in the shadows of our world,
so that we, like him, may become beacons of your justice,
and defenders of all for whom there is no room. Amen.
Man of Sorrows
P. P. Bliss (1875).
performed by Hillsong Worship
Man of sorrows what a name
for the Son of God, who came
ruined sinners to reclaim:
O God of ancient blessing,
your servant Mary pondered in her heart
the treasured words spoken about her Son,
our Savior Jesus Christ.
Prepare our hearts to receive his Spirit,
that our tongues may confess him Lord. Amen
Christ the Lord is risen today
Charles Wesley (1739).
performed by Joslin Grove Choral Society
1 Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!
2 Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!
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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