Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Welcome to Deltona Christian Church!  We come as people entrusted with a story that has the power to heal the world.  Together we tend in our hearts the wonder of the story of God’s vision of love and provision

  Greetings & Announcements                                                                   Pastor Susanna

Gathering in God’s Presence
  Prelude                                                                                                                 Jerilyn Consla
  Acolytes bring the light of God into our worship space
*Call to Worship (Read Responsively) Adapted from Psalm 24                                        
One: Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens;
praise God in the heights!
Many: Praise God, all the angels; praise God, all the host!
One: Praise God, sun and moon; praise God, all you shining stars!
Many: Praise God, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
One: Young men and women alike, old and young together!
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for God’s name alone is exalted;
God’s glory is above earth and heaven.
Many: God has raised up a horn for the people,
praise for all God’s faithful,
for the people of Israel to whom God is close. Praise the LORD!

*Opening Hymn           Good Christian Friends, Rejoice                               164

*Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer                                     Steven Shewey
(using debts and debtors)

Proclaiming God’s Word
  Scripture Reading                                                                              Raemil Billings
Hebrew Lesson               Psalm 148
              One: The Word of God for the people of God
Many: Thanks be to God!
  Time for God’s Children                                                              Pastor Susanna
(Children aged k-8th grade can come up to the steps for this lesson.)
  Special Music         First Noel                                          Ben Orensky
  Prayer of Intercession
  Gospel Lesson        Luke 2:22-40
  Sermon                                            Wisdom of the Ages                              Pastor Susanna
  Prayer of Commitment                                                                                  Pastor Susanna   
Responding to God’s Word
*Invitation Hymn                         Away In a Manger                                        147

(Come forward at this time to unite with our church family,
for a prayer, or to commit your life to Jesus Christ.)

  Communion Meditation                                                          Pastor Susanna
  Communion Hymn                  What Child is This                                           162

  Prayer for the Bread and Cup                                                  Steven Shewey
  Distribution and Sharing of Emblems                       The Diaconate
(Eat the Bread when served. Please hold the Cup
and we will drink together. All bread served is gluten free.)

  Offering Meditation and Prayer of Dedication
*Response                    Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                         47
Taking God’s Word to the World
*Parting Hymn                           Joy to the World                                               143

*Acolytes take the light of God out into the World
*Benediction                                                                            Pastor Susanna
*Postlude                                                                                      Jerilyn Consla

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Call to Worship:     One: By the calling of God’s Holy Spirit, we gather in the name of the living Christ to worship God. Many: Su...