December 24, 2018
PEACE ON EARTH – GOOD WILL TO ALL
1stUNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEA BRIGHT
1104 OCEAN AVENUE
SEA BRIGHT, NEW JERSEY 07760
CHURCH OFFICE (732) 530-7003 – Natalie Turner, Secretary
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10:00 AM
MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY
WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH,
WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!
A Service of Word & Music
RINGING OF THE BELL
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 218
“IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR”
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: At Christmas we celebrate the coming of God to earth in human form.
People: The shepherds listen to the songs of angels,
Leader: And the sages follow the stars,
People: But the glory of God shines in a manger.
Leader: “Go, tell it on the mountain,
People: Over the hills and everywhere,
Leader: Go, tell it on the mountain
ALL: That Jesus Christ is born!
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
O Jesus, light of the world, in you God broke the hold of darkness on the world of Caesar. We pray that today, as in those days, you will illumine us with the vision of a new world – a world in which hate yields to love, weapons are turned into tools, and enemies become allies. Give us the grace not only to see that vision, but to put flesh on it as did Jesus in Nazareth of Galilee.
HEARING OF THE WORD
OLD TESTAMENT READING
“ISAIAH 9:2-7“ PAGE 1073
HYMN OF PREPARATION UMH 217
“AWAY IN A MANGER”
Psalm “ 96” UMH 815
NEW TESTAMENT READING
“TITUS 2:11-14” PAGE 1856
“LUKE 2:1-20“ PAGE 1593
“MORNING 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