Rev. Dr. Nevada DeLapp
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Prelude: Alyssa Grigsby
Time of Silence
Call to Worship
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder.
For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor.
Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
Songs of Worship “Joy to the World”
“Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”
Prayer of Confession
Our hearts are filled with joy this morning, O Lord. But may the joy we feel about the gifts we have received or hope to receive pale in comparison to the joy we have for you.
For today we celebrate the greatest of gifts,
your Son, in whom all our hope rests
—hope for the day when he returns,
when justice and righteousness will fill this earth forever. Our hearts are filled with joy this morning, O Lord, because we know you will accomplish this. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Song of Praise
“Angels We Have Heard on High”
Offertory Tracy Ver Mulm
“O Come All Ye Faithful”
Prayer of Preparation
Text Revelation 13:1-18
Message: Pastor Nevada
Song of Response “The First Noel”
Closing Song “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”