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THE GIVING OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS The Call to Give.....................Sondra Ladd The Offertory...........

David Hughes
"Ave Maria" Victor Togni *The DoxologyPraise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow.... No. 50

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! *The Thanksgiving for Tithes and Offerings......Sondra Ladd THE CELEBRATION OF THE LORDS SUPPER The Call to Commune Together.........................Nancy Trench The Hymn of Preparation..............No. 147
Away in a Manger

The Prayer of the Elder for the Bread............Shirley Brownlee The Prayer of the Elder for the Cup............................................Sharon Gober
Distribution: All believers are invited to partake of the Bread when it is passed. Retain the Cup, and we will partake together after reciting John 3:16 in unison.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. THE INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP *THE HYMN OF COMMITMENT.....................No. 150 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
*THE BENEDICTION

Katy Croft, Age 6

First Christian Church


(Disciples of Christ) Stillwater, Oklahoma

THE POSTLUDE................... David Hughes "In Thee Is Gladness" Johann Sebastian Bach

ORDER OF WORSHIP Christmas Day December 25, 2011 at 9:00am


THE CAROLS.....David Hughes Joy to the World No. 143 The First Noel No. 151 How Great Our Joy! No. 170
*Please stand if you are able.

THE PASSING OF THE PEACE...................Owen Cayton THE SCRIPTURE READING..........Aaron Sapp Psalm 98
*THE GOSPEL........................Owen Cayton

Luke 2:1-20 A CELEBRATION OF GIFTS CHRISTMAS STORY.Owen Cayton The Give-Away by Ray Buckley, Jr. THE BLESSING OF OUR GIFTS.....Owen Cayton Leader: In the excitement and joy of this day we want to share our joy with each other. People: God has given us a marvelous gift by coming among us to remind us of who we are and who we can be. Leader: We share gifts with each other to share our joy at this good news. All: Gracious God, we offer these gifts that we are giving and that we have received for you to bless that they might spark joy into the heart of the giver and receiver. Amen. SHARING OUR GIFTS WITH CHURCH, COMMUNITY, AND WORLD..Owen Cayton Leader: Sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord All the earth! People: For the grace of God has appeared bringing salvation to all. Leader: What can we bring to give to the child Jesus? People: We offer our gifts to Jesus for the building of Gods Kingdom. THE PRAYER HYMN...........No. 165 Once in Royal Davids City THE JOYS/CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH....................LeAnn Sapp THE PASTORAL PRAYER.................................LeAnn Sapp
THE PRAYER RESPONSE...Hear Our Prayer, O Lord... No. 306

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP..................................Owen Cayton Leader: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. People: The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. Leader: For a child has been born to us, a son is given to us. People: We rejoice and celebrate the birth of Jesus. All: Let us worship the Lord with Holy splendor.
*THE HYMN OF PRAISE AND ADORATION...................................................No. 148

O Come, All Ye Faithful


*THE INVOCATION AND LORDS PRAYER (In Unison)

Immanuel, God with us, show us where you may be found today: in each human birth, in family joy, in relentless tragedy, in treasured babes, and homeless families. Immanuel, we rejoice that you are with us in everything and through everything. Word of God, become flesh in us that we might live your gospel. Light of the world, shine in us for the sake of your world. Loving God, help us to see your grace, hear your voice, and follow in your way. We prayer as Jesus taught us to pray for your kingdom saying, 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 debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine is the Kingdom and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
* THE GLORIA IN EXCELSIS......No. 155

Glo---ria, in excelsis deo! Glo---ria, in excelsis deo!


(refrain from Angels We Have Heard on High)

Hear our prayer, O Lord, hear our prayer, O Lord, incline thine ear to us, and grant us thy peace. Amen.

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE...Sondra Ladd and the Children