Frankfort Ward Christmas Program

Prelude Music 9:20-9:30am

Opening Hymn:
Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Convocation Sacrament Hymn:
Hymn # 182

PROGRAM TO FOLLOW

‘How shall this be. Then said Mary unto the angel. 32. and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33. she was troubled at his saying. And the angel came in unto her. thou that art highly favored. 34. 27. And. and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.Deanna Pettry: Luke 1:26-38 26. ‘Fear not. seeing I know not a man?’ 35. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever. 28. thou shalt conceive in thy womb. Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And.’ 31. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph. and… the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee. behold. And when she saw him. .’ 36. and said. and bring forth a son. named Nazareth. 29. and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. and shalt call his name JESUS. she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her. who was called barren. And the angel answered and said unto her. Hail. and the virgin’s name was Mary. 30. and the angel said unto her. He shall be great. thy cousin Elisabeth. ‘The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee. behold. of the house of David. and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. a virgin shall be with child. 20. which being interpreted is. thou son of David. she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. But while he thought on the things. was minded to put her privily.37. saying 23. And the angel departed from her. the angel of the lord appeared unto him in a dream. Behold. that it might be fulfilled which was spoke on the Lord by the prophet. being a just man. And Mary said. be it unto me according to thy word. Behold the handmaid of the Lord. 19. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph. and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. and not willing to maker her a public example. 22. And she shall bring forth a son. God with us. and shall bring forth a son. Joseph. saying. before they came together. Now all this was done. 38. Then Joseph her husband. Musical Number: O Holy Night Primary Representative: . For with God nothing shall be impossible. 21. behold. and they shall call his name Emmanuel. Matthew 1:18-25 18.

because there was no room in the inn. every one into his own city. And so it was. I bring you good tidings of great joy. And it came to pass in those days.’ . ‘Fear not: for. And Joseph also went up from Galilee. ‘For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior. 4. To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife. Primary: Away in a Manger Adam Pettry 8. behold. 9. being great with child. and wrapped him in swaddling clothes. And. that all the world should be taxed… 3. that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus. and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. out of the city of David. And all went to be taxed. (because he was of the house and lineage of David: ) 5.Luke 2:1-20 1. which shall be to all people. 7. And the angel said unto them. keeping watch over their flock by night. which is Christ the Lord. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field. the angel of the Lord came upon them.’ 11. the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. that. 10. which is called Bethlehem. while they were there. and laid him in a manger. 6. And she brought forth her first-born son. lo.

they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes. And it came to pass. And when they had seen it. which the Lord hath made known unto us. 17. the shepherds said one to another. And all they that heard it wondered at those things. ‘And this shall be a sign unto you. Let us now go even unto Bethlehem. and Joseph. good will toward men. lying in a manger. as the angels were gone away from them into heaven. and the babe lying in a manger. Congregational Hymn: Hark the Herald Angels Sing Adam Pettry 15. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God. and found Mary. and saying. Glory to God in the highest. which were told them by the shepherds. And they came with haste. and on earth peace.’ 13. 14. 16. Musical Number: What Child Is This? David Morris . and pondered them in her heart. But Mary kept all these things.12. and see this thing which is come to pass. 19. 18.

And they said unto him. which they saw in the east went before them. bring me word again. there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. 9. when he had privily called the wise men. they departed. art not the least among the Princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor. that shall rule my people Israel. till it came and stood over where the young child was. ‘Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we that have seen his star in the east. and frankincense. in the land of Juda. When they had heard the king. and are come to worship him. that I may come and worship him also. “In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet.” 7. the star. gold. 6 And thou Bethlehem. When Herod the king had heard these things. 8. 11. 4. 2. and all Jerusalem with him. behold. 10. he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And when they were come in to the house. 5.Matthew 2:1-12 Now when Jesus was both in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king. they saw the young child with Mary his mother. . and fell down and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures. Then Herod. Go and search diligently for the young child. and said. and when ye have found him. he was troubled.” 3. Saying. enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. When they saw the star. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together. and myrrh. And he sent them to Bethlehem. and lo. they presented unto him gifts.

they departed into their own country another way.’ This idea and symbolism of bells at Christmas ties back to an old Ukrainian legend that was the basis for the famous ‘Carol of the Bells. Santa’s Sleigh bells.’ Folklore has it that on midnight when Christ was born. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod. You have silver bells. every bell in the world chimed in celebration. and ‘Christmas Bells are Ringing. and mistletoe… So many of these things have lost their original meaning.’ Bells and Christmas go back a long way and that is why the choir is performing ‘I heard the Bells on Christmas Day. Choir: I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day Bishop Snell’s Address: Closing Hymn: Congregation: Joy to The World Benediction by Invitation .12. presents. Christmas trees. Of the great and many symbols of Christmas one of the few traditions to remain virtually unchanged is the presence of bells. [Allow for Pause] Over the centuries mankind has developed a great many traditions surrounding Christmas. feasting.