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CAll to worship

The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned.


For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.


Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

song #1 - joy to the world

Verse 1

It was a silent night a holy night

When all the world was sleeping

In a little town on lowly ground

No one knew what was coming


Pre-Chorus

In a manger we would find Our humble King

All creation held its breath

When suddenly


Chorus

Your light came breaking through the darkness
Waking every heart with heaven singing

joy unto the world

Our long awaited Savior

You will reign forever
We are singing joy unto the world


Verse 2

Hope is here so lift your eyes

And see His glory and splendor

Son of God love’s pure light

We come before You in wonder


Bridge

Joy to the world
The Lord has come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room

And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
All heaven and nature sing


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song #2: hark the herald angels sing

Verse 1 

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the newborn King

Peace on earth and mercy mild

God and sinners reconciled

Joyful all ye nations rise

Join the triumph of the skies

With th'angelic hosts proclaim

Christ is born in Bethlehem

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the newborn King


Verse 2 

Christ by highest heav'n adored

Christ the everlasting Lord

Late in time behold Him come

Offspring of a virgin's womb

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see

Hail th'incarnate Deity

Pleased as man with men to dwell

Jesus our Emmanuel

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the newborn King


Verse 3 

Hail the heav'n born Prince of Peace

Hail the Sun of righteousness

Light and life to all He brings

Ris'n with healing in His wings

Mild He lays His glory by

Born that man no more may die

Born to raise the sons of earth

Born to give them second birth

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the newborn King


Verse 4 

Come Desire of nations come

Fix in us Thy humble home

Rise the woman's conqu'ring seed

Bruise in us the serpent's head

Adam's likeness now efface

Stamp Thine image in its place

Second Adam from above

Reinstate us in Thy love

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the newborn King


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song #3: behold the lamb of god

Verse 1

Behold the Lamb of God
Who takes away our sin
Behold the Lamb of God
The life and light of men
Behold the Lamb of God
Who died and rose again
Behold the Lamb of God who comes
To take away our sin

Pre-Chorus
Broken hearts
Behold our broken hearts
Fallen far we need You
Behold the sin of man


Chorus

Son of God (Emmanuel)
Son of Man (we need You)
Behold the Lamb
The hope of man
Behold the Lamb of God


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message:

Till he appeared

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.


But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”


All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).


When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.           Matthew 1:18-25


At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.     Titus 3:3-7


Song #4: o holy night

Verse 1

O Holy Night the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary soul rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn


Chorus

Fall on your knees

Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh night divine

Verse 2
Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name 


Chorus 2

Christ is the Lord

O praise His name forever

His power and glory, 

Ever more proclaim
His power and glory, 

Ever more proclaim


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song #5: silent night (Stille nacht)

Verse 1

Silent night holy night
All is calm all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Verse 2

Silent night holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heav'nly hosts sing alleluia
Christ the Saviour is born
Christ the Saviour is born

Verse 3

Silent night holy night
Son of God love's pure light
Radiant beams from the holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus Lord at Thy birth
Jesus Lord at Thy birth


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