Christmas Day Worship 2021

By grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone

“A Christmas Day Service of Lessons and Carols”

Prelude  

Introit  

*Hymn #195: “Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come”  

Welcome and Call to Worship  

Adult Choir: “Sussex Carol”  

First Lesson: Genesis 3:1-15
The Fall of man and the first proclamation of the Gospel  

Hymn #196: “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” (vv. 1-3)  

Second Lesson: Isaiah 7:10-14; 9:2, 6-7
The Prophet Isaiah foretells the coming Messiah  

Hymn #194: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” (vv. 1, 3, and 5)  

Third Lesson: Micah 5:2-5
The Prophet Micah foretells the glory of little Bethlehem  

Hymn #201: “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (vv. 1, 2, and 4)  

Fourth Lesson: Luke 1:26-38
The angel Gabriel greets the Virgin Mary  

Fifth Lesson: Luke 2:1-7 Luke tells of the birth of Jesus  

Hymn #213: “What Child is This”  

Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:8-16
The angels meet the shepherds  

Hymn #214: “Angels We Have Heard on High”  

Seventh Lesson: Matthew 2:1-11
The Wise Men are led by the star to Jesus  

*Hymn #208: “O Come, All Ye Faithful” (vv. 1, 3, and 4)  

Eighth Lesson: John 1:1-14
John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation  

Homily: “A Lasting Peace” (Luke 2:10-11) ~ Pastor Rich Hamlin  

A Gift for the Children  

*Hymn #224: “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”  

*Benediction  

*Congregation to stand

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