December 25th Service with Rev. Willem van de Wall

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning’s service will be a laity service. Our singer today will be Althea Strudwick.

Welcome & Announcements        Tom Wagner

The Call to Worship: Take time to be holy #638

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon
Heavenly Father, we rejoice this morning with people of old and people of all generations.  The promise has come into reality – Emmanuel – God with us – came to be in our lives.  We sing to Your glory like the angels sang on the fields of Ephrata.  And we sing with all generations that followed.  Our hearts are filled with gratitude.  May this time of worship truly be to welcome You in our midst, Lord Jesus.  Be glorified in all that we do and praise and worship and adoration we present to You.  Amen

 Hymn: O come, all ye faithful #159

 Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-7            Weerts Children

 Lighting of the Christ Candle        Graeme & Louise Kennedy

 Hymn: Hope is a star #119

 Scripture Reading: Luke 2:8-15         Althea Strudwick

Hymn: Hark! the herald angels sing #139

 Children’s Time                               Erin Weerts

 Scripture Reading: Isaiah 52:7-10      Marianne Lazaro

Sermon:  “Shout for Joy”   Eleanor Mills

Hymn: Joy to the world #153

Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication
Gracious and loving Heavenly Father, we offer to You more than just our money.  We  bring ourselves with all we are and all we process.  Take this offering and use it for the expansion of Your kingdom work.  Bless the gift and the giver.  This we ask in the name of Jesus – God Emmanuel with us.   Amen.

Hymn: O little town of Bethlehem #165

 The Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer
Gracious and loving Heavenly Father, we truly experience what the angels rejoiced about when Your Son was born – “And peace on earth for those on whom God’s favour rests.”  We all feel like going out on the streets an shout for joy.  Our world needs to hear the message again and again – “Your Saviour has come to You.”

Father, thank You that we celebrate Christmas for the right reason – it’s about Jesus and not things the world wants to offer on Christmas.  May Hope, Peace, Joy and Love that only Jesus could bring, truly fill our hearts now and forever!

We thank you for those we mentioned for prayer…and so we bring            and             before You. Father, hear us when we pray as Your Son taught us when we say…Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory. Forever and ever. Amen

 Hymn: Silent night #154

Benediction
The grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, the love of God, the Father and the companionship of the Holy Spirit be with us forever.  Amen.

Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.

Langley Presbyterian Church Announcements
Thank you to Marg Serviss, who decorated the sanctuary with Christmas poinsettias.  Her decorations for special church services such as Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas brings joy to her heart and to the congregation.