Christmas Day Worship 2021

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

“A Christmas Day Service of Lessons and Carols”

  • December 25, 2021

    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