Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church 955 Main St. (P.O. Box 222) Barboursville, West Virginia 25504 December 25, 2022.
Welcome and Announcements
*Call to Worship
Shout for joy
The whole earth,
and everything within.
For Light has come into the world.
The mountains sing,
the seas resound
to the praise of your name.
once promised is here on earth.
The angels’ song
rings in the air,
a child has been born,
The Savior of the world is here.
*Hymn 132 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice!
*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed p. 35
Prayer Robert Louis Stevenson
Loving God, help us remember the birth of Jesus that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise ones.
Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.
May this Christmas morning make us happy to be your children, and this Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.
Scripture Reading John 1:1-18 p. 1613
Time With Our Young Disciples
Celebrating the Sacrament of Communion
Invitation to the Table Words of Institution Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
Distribution of the Elements
Prayer after Communion
Empower us by your Spirit, O God,
to be Christ’s presence in the world
even as Jesus was God-with-us.
Give us courage to speak his truth,
to seek his justice,
and to love with his love.
Keep us faithful in your service
until Christ comes in final victory
and we shall feast with all your saints
in the joy of your eternal realm.
Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honor are yours, almighty God,
now and forever. Amen.
*Hymn 145 What Child Is This?
Presenting Our Tithes and Offerings
*Prayer of Dedication
Reading and Ringing “Ring Out, Wild Bells!” Alfred Lord Tennyson
Everyone is invited to choose a bell, or more than one, and come to the Main Street entrance of the church. Bundle up!
Go now, and be enthusiastic agents of Christ’s hope, peace, joy, and love this day and always. Amen.