Christmas Eve, 2016

CHRISTMAS EVE
December 24, 2016

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www.seabrightumc.org

Announcements

FOOTPRINTS
Cancelled for tomorrow

BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY
Dinner 6 p.m. – Bible Study 7 p.m.
IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA

SUNDAY SCHOOL
The Sunday School program is held during our regular Sunday service. Our Safe Sanctuary Certified teachers are Reilee Turner and Grace Dakoglou. For ages 2-14 – All Are Welcome.

SEA BRIGHT ANGELS
The Sea Bright Angels meet every Monday – 3 p.m., in our downstairs fellowship hall. Ages 12 to 18 – all are welcome. Sharon Burns – (732) 530-7003 or text (732) 861-9041

MINISTRIES
Nurture Ministry – Barbara Smith (732) 495-1672

1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEA BRIGHT
1104 OCEAN AVENUE
SEA BRIGHT, NEW JERSEY 07760
CHURCH OFFICE (732) 530-7003
E-mail: seabrightumc1@verizon.net
Web: www.seabrightumc.org
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10AM
MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY
1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH,
WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!
A Service of Word & Music

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

PRELUDE (A time to relax and enter the mindset of worship)

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader: All praise to thee, my God, this night, for all the blessings of the light!

People: Keep me, O keep me, King of kings, beneath thine own almighty wings.

INTRODUCTION “INTO MY HEART” (Verse 1) FWS 2160

HYMN OF INVOCATION UMH 217
“AWAY IN A MANGER ”

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

People: And also with you.

Leader: Silence, everyone, in the presence of God.

People: God has come out of the sanctuary of heaven in Jesus Christ.

Lighting of the advent candle

PRAYER OF INVOCATION
God of mystery, God of revelation, God of joyful sound, we worship you with the most profound devotion, and with the simplest wonder at the foot of a manger bed, singing in the Spirit so that our joy may be received as true worship; in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

HEARING OF THE WORD

OLD TESTAMENT READING
“Isaiah 9:2-7” SP 489 lP 1072 or 1073

HYMN OF PREPARATION
“in The Bleak Midwinter” UMH 221

Psalm 96 UMH 815

NEW TESTAMENT READING
“titus 2:11-14” SP 844 LP 1856 or 1859

GOSPEL
“luke 2:1-20″ SP 724 LP 1590 or 1593

MESSAGE
“CHRISTMAS MESSAGE” PASTOR MICHAEL TURNER

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

MOMENT OF SILENCE

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

GLORIA PATRI UMH 70

PRAYERS FOR THE PEOPLE THE LORD’S PRAYER

INVITATION TO COMMUNION UMH 12

PASSING OF THE PEACE

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING UMH 13

HYMN OF DEDICATION UMH 239
“ SILENT NIGHT ”

During the hymn: Overhead lights will be extinguished.
The candles will be lit, from one to another.

As You Are Able – Please Stand to Praise God

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