Central United Methodist Church
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

Christmas Eve; 4:30p.m. Service
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
December 24, 2017
      

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DESCRIPTION PRESENTER(s) START TIME
Prelude: "Prelude on Stille Nacht" Roger Richards 00:00
Welcome and Greeting Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 00:55
"Joy to the World" Carol #246 02:04
Call to Worship; Lighting Advent Wreath Sarah Maroney, Lori Farist & families 04:26
Scripture- Psalm 96 Jim Scott 08:00
"Wasn't That a Mighty Day," "Children, Go Where I Send Thee" Joyful Noise Choir 10:06
"Angels We Have Heard on High" Carol #238 14:45
"Gloria," "Good King Wenceslas" Festivo Ringers 18:50
"O, Little Town of Bethlehem" Carol #230 25:45
Prayer; Lord's Prayer Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue- Trost 28:30
An Instant Christmas Pageant; Luke 2:1-20 Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue- Trost 31:29
Candlelighting Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 51:24
"Silent Night" Carol #239 53:50
Benediction Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost 57:26
Postlude: "Go Tell It on the Mountain" Sean Stafford- Piano; Chad Louden- Trumpet 58:03
"A Journey to Hope" United Methodist Ministry Video 58:36

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Scripture

Psalm 96 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Praise to God Who Comes in Judgment 1 O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. 4 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. 6 Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts. 9 Worship the Lord in holy splendor; tremble before him, all the earth. 10 Say among the nations, “The Lord is king! The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved. He will judge the peoples with equity.” 11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; 12 let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy 13 before the Lord; for he is coming, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.

Luke 2:1-20 The Message (MSG) The Birth of Jesus

About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant. 6-7 While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel. An Event for Everyone 8-12 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.” 13-14 At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises: Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him. 15-18 As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the sheepherders were impressed. 19-20 Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!