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1 Worship Celebration Sunday, December 12, rd Sunday of Advent: The Voice of the Shepherds and Angels Gathering Song (Lyrics On Screen) You Came Down Worship Through Song, Scripture, and Supplication (Team Leads/Lyrics On Screen) Welcome/Invocation LIGHTING OF 3rd (PINK/Joy) ADVENT CANDLE/Shepherds and Angels (On Side Screens/Camera on center screen) Sing We Now of Christmas Sing to the King Angels We Have Heard On HIgh (begin with Ch./Vs 1, 2, 3 only)) Nicene Creed (Team Leading/On Screen) Hark The Herald Angels Sing (vs 2&3 a Cap.) O Little Town of Bethlehem Pastoral Prayer/Passing of the Peace Scott Roley Announcements (slides for top 3 announcements on screen) Baptism (2-10:45am Only) Offertory (Lyrics On Screen) It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Sarah Groves) Message Scotty Smith Song of Reflection (Lyrics On Screen) Peace Message Pt.2 Song of Response Joy To the World Benediction

2 LYRICS: You Came Down O Savior of our fallen race O Brightness of the Father¹s face O Son who shared the father¹s might Before the world knew day or night O Jesus, very Light of Light Our Constant Star in sin¹s deep night Now hear the prayers your people pray Throughout the world this holy day You came down You came down To a stable and a manger Not a kingdom or a crown Ooo. Verse 3 Remember Lord of Life and Grace How once to save our fallen race You put our human vesture on And came to us as Mary¹s Son Instrumental Verse 4 For from the Father¹s throne you came His banished children to reclaim And earth and sea and sky revealed The love of him who sent you here Verse 5 O Christ Redeemer Virgin Born Let songs of praise your name adore And with the father we adore And Holy Spirit, evermore

3 You came down You came down You came down You came down To a stable and a manger Not a kingdom or a crown CCLI# Copyright 2010, The Gullahorn¹s Music (ASCAP) *Third Sunday of Advent Reading Call To Worship God/Luke 2:8-20 (NIV) 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, ³Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.² 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 ³Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.² 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ³Let¹s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.² 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Sing We Now of Christmas Sing we now of Christmas Sing we all Noel Of the Lord and Savior We the tidings tell Sing we Noel For Christ our Lord is born Sing we Noel

4 For Christ our Lord is born Angels from on high May shepherds come and see He's born in Bethlehem A blessed family Glory to God For Christ our King is born Glory to God For christ our King is born Sing we now of Christmas Sing we all Noel Sing we now of Christmas Sing we all Noel Sing we all Noel CCLI # Words: Noel Nouvelet, Traditional French, 15th Century/English Traditional Carol, 17-18th Century Sing To The King Sing to the King who is coming to reign Glory to Jesus the Lamb that was slain Life and salvation His empire shall bring Joy to the nations when Jesus is King So, come let us sing a song A song declaring we belong to Jesus And He is all we need Lift up a heart of praise Sing now with voices raised to Jesus Sing to the King For His returning we watch and we pray We will be ready the dawn of that day We'll join in singing with all the redeemed Satan is vanquished and Jesus is King X 2 CCLI # Copyright 2002 worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing)/Six Steps Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music

5 Publishing). Billy Foote, Charles Silvester Horne. Angels We Have Heard On High Gloria in excelsis Deo Gloria in excelsis Deo Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o'er the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains Gloria in excelsis Deo Gloria in excelsis Deo Shepherds why this jubilee Why your joyous strains prolong Say what may the tidings be Which inspire your heav'nly song Verse 3 Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing Come adore on bended knee Christ the Lord the newborn King CCLI# Public Domain. Edward Shippen Barnes, James Chadwick. THE NICENE CREED We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father by whom all things were made;

6 who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And He shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end. And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceedeth from the Father, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen O Little Town of Bethlehem O little town, O town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie Above thy deep, thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark, thy dark streets shineth They shine the everlasting Light; The hopes and fears, the hopes of all the years Are met in thee tonight. Where children pure, so pure and happy Pray to the blessed Child Where misery cries, cries out to thee Son of the mother mild Where charity, it stands watching And with its faith holds wide the door The dark night wakes, the glory breaks And Christmas comes once more.

7 Instrumental Verse 3 O holy Child, O Child of Bethlehem Descend to us, we pray Cast out our sin, come enter in Be born in us today O hear the Christmas angels singing The great and glorious tidings tell O come to us, abide with us Our Lord Emmanuel O come to us, abide with us Our Lord Emmanuel Instrumental/Out CCLI# Copyright 2010 Baby Jakes Music (BMI) (admin. by Creative License)/Cabaret 91 Publishing (SESAC). Traditional Text: Phillips Brooks. Music and additional text: Andy Hubbard and Jessica Campbell. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Sarah Groves) It came upon the midnight clear That glorious song of old From angels bending near the earth To touch their harps of gold "Peace on the earth, goodwill to men From heavens all gracious King!" The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the angels, to hear them sing O ye beneath life's crushing load Whose forms are bending low Who toil along the climbing way With painful steps so slow Look now, for glad and golden hours Come swiftly on the wing Oh rest beside the weary road And hear the angels, Oh hear the angels sing Singing, "Peace on the earth, goodwill to men, from heavens all gracious King!" The world in solemn stillness lay

8 To hear the angels, to hear them sing Sing, Sing Sing, Sing Verse 3 Still through the broken skies they come, With peaceful wings unfurled And still their heavenly music floats O'er all the weary world Above the sad and lowly plains They bend on hovering wing And ever o'er Babel sounds The blessed angels, the blessed angels Sing, sing, sing Tags And I can hear the angels sing And I can hear the angels And I still hear the angels sing And I still hear the angels (Glory, Hallelujah!) And I can hear the angels (Glory Hallelujah!) And I still hear the angels sing And I still hear the angels (Glory Hallelujah!) Oh I can hear, oh I can hear The glorious song of old It came upon a midnight clear (Peace on Earth!) (Glory Hallelujah!) (Peace on Earth!) CCLI# Copyright 2008 Sara Groves Music. Sara Groves. Traditional lyrics: Edmund H. Sears. Peace I have come from so far away Down the road of my own mistakes In the hope you could hear me pray

9 Oh lord, keep me in your reach How I've longed through these wasted years To outrun all the pain and fear Turned to stone from my uncried tears And now it's your grace I seek Love won't compromise It's a gift, it's a sacrifice My soul renewed, and my heart released In you I'll find my peace Wondrous child of whom the angels sing Know my joy, feel my suffering Shining Star make this love you bring So bright that I may believe That my way will not be lost From now on, 'til that river's crossed My soul renewed, and my spirit free In you I'll find my peace CCLI # Copyright 2004 Genevieve Music. Beth Nielsen Chapman, Michael McDonald. Joy to the World! Joy to the world! the Lord is come; Let earth receive her King; Let ev¹ry heart prepare Him room, And heav¹n and nature sing, And heav¹n and nature sing, And heav¹n and heav¹n and nature sing. Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns; Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat the sounding joy. Verse 3

10 No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow, Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as the curse is found. Verse 4 He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove. The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders, of His love. CCLI # Text: Isaac Watts. Music: George Frederick Handel.

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