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Hanging of the Greens

Sunday December 1, 2013 5:00 p.m. New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Prelude O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Acolytes *Hymn

Praise the Lord! Praise Him! Alleluia! Till He comes again in glory Come and praise the Lord! Alleluia! Scripture Reading Jeremiah 23:5-6 Judy Fields #160 Lo! How a Rose Ere Blooming (vs. 1) Luke 2:11-14 Away in a Manger (vs. 1, 3)

Lighting of the Candles

Scripture Reading *Hymn

Addison Alford #157

Leader: Arise, shine, for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Lift up your eyes round about and see. People: Sing and rejoice. For, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of you, says the Lord. Leader: It is time to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we first believed. People: The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us put on the armor of light. All: As with gladness men of old did the guiding star behold; as with joy they hailed its light, leading onward, beaming bright; so most gracious Lord may we evermore be led to thee. Leader: (prayer) Loving father, who has brought us again to the glad season in which we celebrate the birth of your son, Jesus of Nazareth, open our hearts that we may joyfully welcome Him to reign over us; open our lips that we may sing with uplifted hearts, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is well pleased. All: Amen. Lord Jesus, Come! *Hymn O Come, All Ye Faithful (vs. 1) #145

Significance of the Advent Wreath Scripture Readings *Hymn Isaiah 9:2; John 1:9

Bobby Thompson Chris Hawn

The Light of the World Is Jesus (words on back)

(Children will bring in poinsettias as song is sung)

Significance of the Poinsettias Scripture Reading *Hymn Luke 2:15, 20

Brad Unland Robbie Haynes #138

Go, Tell It on the Mountain (vs. 1) Matthew 2:10-11

Scripture Reading

P.J. Tomlinson Bobby Thompson

Significance of the Chrismon Tree Decorating the Chrismon Tree

(As the music plays, each person/family by row should come forward to get a decoration and proceed to decorate the tree.)

Prayer of Dedication *Hymn Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Brad Unland #124 Acolytes

The Meaning of the Service *Song Deck the Halls (variant) Deck the Halls to greet the Savior! Come and praise the Lord! Alleluia! Celebrate His gracious favor! Come and praise the Lord! Alleluia! For the joyus Gospel story

Robbie Haynes

*Extinguishing of the Candles *Postlude Enter to Worship

Leave to Serve

*We stand to honor God. (Feel free to stand or keep seated according to your own comfort needs.)

The Light of the World is Jesus

The whole world was lost In the darkness of sin, The Light of the world is Jesus! Like sunshine at noonday, His glory shone in. The Light of the world is Jesus! Refrain Come to the light, tis shining for thee; Sweetly the light has dawned upon me. Once I was blind, but now I can see: The Light of the world is Jesus! No darkness have we Who in Jesus abide; The Light of the world is Jesus! We walk in the light When we follow our Guide! The Light of the world is Jesus! Refrain Ye dwellers in darkness With sin blinded eyes, The Light of the world is Jesus! Go, wash, at His bidding, And light will arise. The Light of the world is Jesus! Refrain No need of the sunlight In Heaven were told; The Light of the world is Jesus! The Lamb is the Light In the city of gold, The Light of the world is Jesus! Refrain

The Hanging of the Greens

A Service of Lessons & Carols Sunday, December 1, 2013