Order of Service 16th December 2018
Hymn: Light of the World SF 1419
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen
Children’s Message and Presentation of Gifts to Families First
Time for Reflection
Hymn: Once in Royal David’s City CH4 315
The soloist will sing the first verse and the congregation joins at verse two
Creation: God’s Gift
Genesis 1: 1-5 and John 1: 1-5
Choir: The Message of the Holly, Emily Crocker
Covenant: God’s Vision
Genesis 12: 1-3 and First Peter 2: 9-10
Choir: In the Bleak Midwinter, Andy Beck
Sin: Our Separation
Psalm 51: 1-3 and Romans 3: 23-25a [21-26]
Hymn: O Little Town of Bethlehem CH4 304
Jesus: God’s Embrace
Isaiah 9: 6 and Galatians 4: 4-6
Choir: A Maiden Most Gentle, Andrew Carter
Our Lives: Our Response
Micah 6: 6-8 and Colossians 3: 12-17
Choir: Ring Out the Bells, Roger Emerson
Hymn: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear CH4 303
Blessing CCL 593406