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Dec 25, 2022 – Unexpected Surprise!

Series:

Welcoming Guests and Announcements – Pastor Ross

Prelude – When Christmas Morn Is Breaking ‐ Hovdesven

Meditation:

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.

Call to Worship – Pastor Linda

Opening Hymn- There’s A Song in the Air

Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer – Pastor Ross

Prayer Song – Star Child

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer

Special Music – Mary’s Boy Child ‐ Connie Groff

Offering – Pastor Ross

Scripture Reading  – Isaiah 52:7‐10 – Sandy Keaney

Hymn of Preparation – Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Message – Unexpected Surprise! ‐ Pastor Linda

Closing Hymn – Joy to the World

Benediction & Response

Postlude – Noel ‐ Claude Louis D’Aquin

Isaiah 52:7-10 – New International Version

7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes.

9 Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.

Truly experiencing the love of the Christmas experience is God’s plan for reshaping human behaviors and interactions, by replacing war with peace and hope and replacing greed and hate with generosity and love. These changes are the true messages of Christmas!

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