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Bulletin - Dec 24 2018

December 24, 2018

 

 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

301 N JEFFERSON ST

KITTANNING PA  16201

724-548-4312

E-MAIL: fumchurch@windstream.net

WEBSITE: www.firstchurchkittanning.com

PASTOR: Deb Kociban

 ACCOMPANIST: Emily King

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:00 PM

 

 

Prelude            “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”-Lani Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

*Lighting the Christ Candle        Read Responsively

Leader: We light the Christ candle to symbolize God’s promise fulfilled.

People: For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace to all on whom his favor rests. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

 

The Bidding Prayer

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Blessing

 

*Hymn                          O Come, All Ye Faithful”                            No. 234

 

First Lesson      Genesis 3:8-15, 17-19   (O.T. p. 3)    Kathy Piechowicz

 

Second Lesson     Genesis 22:15-18    (O.T. p. 18)    Pastor Deb

 

Anthem            “Breath of Heaven”    Adult Choir

 

Third Lesson       Isaiah 9:2, 6-7    (O.T. p. 638)     Kathy Piechowicz

 

Fourth Lesson         Isaiah 11:1-4a     (O.T. p. 640)      Pastor Deb

 

Offering/Offertory/*Doxology      “Welcome to Our World,” Bill Wolaver

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Fifth Lesson    Luke 1:26-35, 38       (N.T. p. 56)     Kathy Piechowicz

 

Special Music       “Just A Girl”       Bruce Shafer and George Kociban

Sixth Lesson      Luke 2:1-7       (N.T. p. 58)       Pastor Deb

 

Anthem                  “No Room, No Room”         Adult Choir

 

Seventh Lesson      Luke 2:8-16     (N.T. p. 58)        Kathy Piechowicz

 

Solo                    “Mary Did You Know?”    Mert Hellein

 

Eighth Lesson      Matthew 2:1-11      (N.T. p. 2)    Pastor Deb

 

Ninth Lesson      John 1:1-14       (N.T. p. 91)      Kathy Piechowicz

 

Christmas Meditation               Pastor Deb

 

*Solo                 “O Holy Night”        Emily King 

As the acolytes pass the light to members of the congregation, pass it to the person next to you. Please, DO NOT TIP a lighted candle.

 

*“Silent Night”  with candle lighting                         On Screen

 

Benediction

 

Postlude                     Joy to the World” –Bruce Greer

 

*Please stand in spirit or in body

Ask an usher for a large print hymnal or bible or personal hearing device.

 

 

 

The church offices will be closed until Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Please call the parsonage if you need pastoral care.

 

Remember to pick up your poinsettias after worship tonight.