The United Church of Canada
Drumbo-Richwood Pastoral Charge
P.O. Box 97, Drumbo, N0J 1G0
We Gather to Celebrate God’s Presence
*Indicates a time to stand if you are able.
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Lighting of the Christ Candle
Christ is our Light.
Thanks be to God.
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty (VU 315, vs. 1)
CALL TO WORSHIP
Let us sing to God. Let us rejoice, for Christ is born!
Let us sing to God.
Let us lift our voices to proclaim wonder, awe, and joy.
Let all things now living make glad song,
For Christ is born! For Christ is born!
*HYMN # 36 “Angels from the Realms of Glory”
Come, Lord Jesus, come. Come in the music of our faith
to stir our hearts through the sounds and senses of song.
Come to fill our souls with heaven, to challenge our living,
to satisfy our deepest hunger, and to make our hearts
over flow with joy. Touch us God, that we might be absorbed
in the mystery and magic of music, and that in this moment
of oneness our lives will be bonded to each other and to you.
Be with us as we pray together:
THE LORD`S PRAYER
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who
trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us
from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever
and ever. Amen.
We Listen for God’s Word
RESPONSIVE READING - - Isaiah 60, page 886
*CAROL # 69 “Away in a Manger”
THE SONGS OF CHRISTMAS
# 35 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice - verses 1 & 2
# 38 Angels We Have Heard on High - verses 1 & 4
# 44 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - verses 1 & 2
# 48 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - verses 1 & 2
# 59 Joy to the World - verses 1 & 2
# 60 O Come, All Ye Faithful - verses 1 & 5
# 62 Once in Royal David’s City - verses 1 & 2
# 64 O Little Town of Bethlehem - verses 1 & 2
# 67 Silent Night - verses 1 & 3
# 91 The First Nowell - verses 1, 2 & 6
*PRESENTED IN SONG VU # 55
What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man, I would do my part; yet
What I can I give him – give my heart.
*Prayer of Dedication
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE # VU 400
Lord, listen to your children praying;
Lord, send your Spirit in this place.
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace.
We Go Out into God’s World
*CAROL # 43 “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”
*COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION
*CHORAL BENEDICTION # 221 (MV)
I am walking a path of hope, I am walking a path of hope,
I am walking a path of hope, lead me home, lead me home.
2) peace 3) joy 4) love
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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Don’t worry about the future -- worry quenches the work of grace within you. The future belongs to God who is in charge of all things. Never try to second guess God.
- Frances Fenelon, 17th century French bishop
The minister received a call from Revenue Canada asking about a member of his congregation. “He stated on his income tax return that he gave $3,600 to the church last year. Is that correct?” inquired the agent.
“I don’t know because I don’t have the records here,” replied the minister. “But I’ll tell you this: if he didn’t, he will!”
Sunday January 1, 2012
“Arise, shine, for your light has come. God’s glory has risen among you”
Minister: Rev.Elizabeth Lemon
Organist: Dianne Savage
Announcements/ Upcoming Events
- Minister’s Coffee Time: No Coffee time until Jan 9, 2012.
- Wed. Jan. 4, 2012 Youth Choir Practice Movie Night at Willis United from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All Children are invited. Refreshments provided.
- Adult Combined Choir Practice for Jan. 15 Service will be Thurs. Jan. 5, and Jan 12, 2012 at Willis United.
- Wed. Jan 11 Presbytery at College Avenue Church 5 p.m.
- Sun Jan. 15 Covenanting Service at 10 a.m.
- Wed. Jan 18, 2012 Willis Session Meeting 7 p.m. at Willis Church
- Sun. Jan 22 Deadline for Annual Reports.
- Thurs. Feb. 2, 2012 Richwood Session Meeting 7:30 p.m. at Dean Sayles.
- Sun. Feb. 5 Willis Annual Meeting
- Thurs. Feb. 16 Richwood Annual Meeting