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Christmas Morning Worship Service
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Nativity of Our Lord 

Christmas Day 

10:00 AM Service December 25, 2022 



Welcome and Announcements 

Ringing of the Bell 

Hymn # 275 “Angels from the Realms of Glory” 

Confession and Forgiveness 

L: Blessed be the holy Trinity +one God, the Word made flesh, our life and our salvation. 

C: Amen 

Trusting the goodness and lovingkindness of God our Savior let us confess our sin. 

(Silence is kept for reflection) 

L: God of life 

C: you promise good news of great joy for all people, and call us to be messengers of your peace. We confess that too often we hoard our joy, our resources, and our security. We nurture conflict and build barriers. We neglect the needs of our neighbors and ignore the groaning of creation. Have mercy on us. Where we are self-centered, open our hearts. Where we are reluctant, give us courage. Where we are cynical, restore our trust. Renew us with your grace and give us again the hope of eternal life in you. Amen. 

L: Hear the good news: We are children of God and heirs of God’s promises through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In + Jesus we are forgiven and re-deemed. Sing with joy, for all the ends of the earth shall know the salvation of God. 

C: Amen. 

Hymn of Praise # 284 “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime” 


L: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 

C: And also with you. 


L: Let us pray: 

C: All-powerful and unseen God, the coming of your light into our world has brightened weary hearts with peace. Call us out of darkness, and em-power us to proclaim the birth of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 


First Reading Isaiah 52: 7—10 Pg. 1144 

R: Word of God, Word of life. 

C: Thanks be to God. 

Psalm Psalm 97 Pg. 935 


PS 97:1 The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. 

PS 97 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are 

the foundation of his throne. 


PS 97 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples see his glory. 

PS 97 8 Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your 

judgments, Lord. 


PS 97 9 For you, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far 

above all gods. 

PS 97 10 Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his 

faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. 



PS 97 11 Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. 

PS 97 12 Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. 


Second Reading: Titus 2: 11—14; 3: 4—7 Pg. 1858 

R: Word of God, Word of life. 

C: Thanks be to God. 

(Please rise for the Gospel.) 

After the Gospel is announced: 

C: Glory to you, O Lord. 

Gospel Reading John 1: 1—14 Pg. 1645 

P: The gospel of the Lord. 

C: Praise to you, O Christ. 

(Please be seated) 


(Please Stand) 

Hymn # 270 “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” 


L: With the whole church, let us confess our faith: 

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. 

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begot-ten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scrip-tures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Fa-ther. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the for-giveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen 

The Prayers 

L: . . .Lord, in your mercy, 

C: Hear our prayer. 


Sharing of the Peace 

L: The peace of Christ be with you always. 

C: And also with you! 

L: Let us share Christ’s peace with one another. 



Offering Hymn #288 “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice” 

(As the last verse is sung, please stand as the offering is brought forward.) 

L: Let us pray. 

All: Gracious God, all goodness flows from you. You bless us and you call us to be a blessing to a world in need. Accept these offerings as a sign of our whole lives returned to you through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. 




The Words of Institution 

The Lord’s Prayer 

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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. 


Invitation to Communion 

Communion Hymns 

Hymn # 510 “Word of God, Come Down on Earth” 

Hymn # 287 “Let All Together Praise Our God” 



Hymn # 290 “Go! Tell It on the Mountain” 

L: Go in peace. Serve the Lord. 

C: Thanks be to God. 




Our thanks to those who serve as our worship leaders today: 

Liturgist—Ken Kleid Reader—Don Gillett 

Handbell Director—Wendy Kuenemann 

Organist—Edward Workmon 

Pastor—Rev. Paul Miller