MENLO AND CLOUDLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES

Christmas Eve Service

   December 24, 2002

5:00 p.m.

Speaker – Rev. Roger Kvam

 

LESSONS OF THE CAROLS

 

Prelude  (Piano & Organ)                   “O Come, All Ye Faithful:

 

Call to Worship                                    Rev. Kvam

 

Prayer                                                    Rev. Kvam

 

First Lesson (Micah 5:2-5a)              Robin Ward

 

*Hymn (Page 132)                              “Angels We Have Heard on High”

 

Second Lesson (Luke 2:1-20)           Ed Thompson

 

Special Music “Away In The Manager”

                                                                Sunday School Youth

 

Third Lesson (Matthew 2:1-12)        Glenda Hamilton

 

*Hymn (Page 136)                              “The First Noel”

Lighting of the Christ Candle            Eugene Kvam

 

Solo  “O Holy Night”                          Terry Ransom

 

Fourth Lesson (John 1:1-18)             Rex Abernathy

 

Christmas Meditations and Communion

                                                                Rev. Kvam

 

Offertory  (For Tutoring Program)

 

*Hymn (Page 147)                                              “Silent Night”

Lighting of the Candles

 

Benediction

 

Postlude (Piano & Organ)

 

* Congregation Standing

 

All my heart this night rejoices,

As I hear, far and near,

Sweetest angel voices,

“Christ is born!” their choirs are singing,

til the air everywhere now with joy is ringing.

 

Listen! From a humble manager

Comes the call, “One and all”

run from sin and danger!

Christians come, let nothing grieve you

You are freed! All you need I will surely give you..

 

Gather, then, from every nation;

Here let all, great and small, kneel in adoration;’

Love him who with love is yearning;

Hail the star that from far

Bright with hope is burning!

 

You, my Lord, with love I’ll cherish,

Live to you, and with you dying, shall not perish,

But shall dwell with you for ever

Far on high, in the joy that can alter never.

 

(Author unknown)

 

The joint sessions would like to wish each and everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.




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