Worship Service Dec 19

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Service of the Carols – Dec 19, 2021

Prelude

Call to Worship

Response to the Call: O Come, O Come Emmanuel 211

Announcements

Greetings from Salem UMC

Prayer of Illumination

Additional Greetings

Lighting the Advent Candle – Peace

SERVICE OF THE CAROLS BEGINS

Jingle Bells

Reading

Opening Remarks

Lesson 1 – Prophets Foretold

Isaiah 9:6 – 7

O Come, All Ye Faithful 234

Lesson 2: The Angel Visits Mary

Luke 1: 26-35

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 218

Lesson 3: – Journey to Bethlehem

Luke 2: 1- 5

Song Medley

Offering and Doxology

Lesson 4: No Room at the Inn

Luke 2: 6-7

Introduction to Prayer time

Solo: I Wonder as I Wonder

Prayers of the People

Pastor: God of star and stable, you lead us to wonder and to hope. You gather us together to hear your promise of love.

People: As we gather, we offer our concerns and our dreams, our hopes and fears

Pastor Like the shepherds, we come to the stable, uncertain of what we have heard and seen, longing to hear a word of peace and joy.

People: Like the wise ones, we have journeys to make, gifts to offer, and hope in our hearts, that this world can change for the better.

Pastor: Here, in the stillness of a winter’s night, we gather to share the light of Christ, a light that shines in the nightfall. We gather in the wonder of this moment in time.

People: To share our joy and thanks for new life. We pray for your people, for those who live with fear, and those who live without hope. We remember for our world and for your courage and peace for those who are persecuted for their faith.

Pastor: Like the wise ones who dedicated their gifts, we remember those in need. We pray for those who are lonely, hungry, or forgotten; for those who are ill in body and in spirit; or those who are confused or afraid. We pray for your joy and love, for all your people, especially those we remember now… (silence)

People: Holy One, you came as a child, offering renewal of spirit and of living. May our prayers be a new beginning: for healing, truth, and trust. May we embody love that is forgiving, compassionate, and gracious.

Pastor: May we send back the angels’ song of peace and joy. We pray these things in the name of Jesus who became the Christ, who taught us when we pray to say…

All: Lord’s Prayer

Lesson 5: – Angels Greet the Shepherds

Luke 2: 8 – 13

Angels from the Realms of Glory – 220

Lesson 6 – Christ is Born

Luke 2: 15 – 18

Hark the Herald Angels Sing 240

Lesson 7 – Rejoice! Emmanuel Has Come, The Promise Is Fulfilled

Luke 2: 19 -20

Good Christian Friends Rejoice 224

Closing Proclamation and Prayer

Invitation to the Candlelight Service

Benediction



HOWDY NEIGHBOR
Alexander Chapel UMC December 19, 2021

Alexander Chapel Website: alexanderchapel.org
Medical Lending Closet 828 658 1351

Today’s Service will be posted on line this afternoon
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NEXT SUNDAY WORSHIP

Alexander Chapel UMC WORSHIP at 11:00 am – Online by 5pm

INDOOR WORSHIP Guidelines

COVID-19 transmission is High. Please practice safer social distancing. Masks are ENCOURAGED; let’s all work together to create a safe environment for worship.

PLEASE BRING food donations for ABCCM the need is great!

TODAY in Worship Advent Week 4 – Peace

TONIGHT

ALEXANDER CHAPEL CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
DEC 19 at 6pm
Join us for a Traditional Candlelight Service
Special Music – Nativity Tableau – Love Feast

UPCOMING EVENTS – NEWS to KNOW

As we take a break for Christmas – let’s remember to keep the Lord at the forefront of all we do.

Enjoy quiet time with the Lord and time with family and friends during Christmas. We will see you for worship next Sunday at 11am on Dec 26, 2021. All other church activities will be on break until after the New Year. You may send prayer requests as usual to the prayer chain, Daily Devotions will continue and your pastors may be reached for urgent needs by phone, email, text and email.

MISSION THANK YOU

Thank you for your amazing support for our missions this Christmas. Because of generous support we supported

ABCCM NORTH – Food & Toys
THE VETERANS RESTORATION QUARTERS
HELPMATE
VETERANS ANNEX at the VA HOSPITAL
NC STATE VETERANS HOME in Swannanoa
SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS IN NEED

ADDITIONAL CHURCH ACTIVITY INFORMATION

Alexander Chapel and Friends Prayer Chain

To send a Prayer Request
The preferred way is to email the prayer chain
But you may also send an email or text to Pastor Marjory

To Receive Prayer Requests
You must sign up to the prayer chain at the following link and be added to the prayer chain address book;

Note: All received requests go out daily around 8pm. For emergency requests, please put Emergency or Urgent in the Subject line and we will send out ASAP. If you have questions – Email Pastor Marjory

Medical Lending Closet: Need Medical Equipment? call the Medical Lending Closet, leave a message, and a representative will get back with you. All lending is done by appointment only. We also accept donations of used medical equipment that is in good working condition. 828-658-1351

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