Welcoming – Pastor Dave
Prelude – Gesu Bambino ‐ Arr. Mark Hayes
What motivates you to live a good Christian life? Think long and hard on this question. Jesus is the only Savior, and His love can penetrate our hearts and improve us. Focus on Him, receive His love, and share Him.
Call to Worship – Pastor Linda
Opening Hymn- Angels from Realms of Glorys
Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer – Pastor Linda
Prayer Song – Star Child
Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer – Pastor Linda
Anthem – The First Christmas Gift – The Lakeview Choir
Offering – Pastor Dave
Scripture Reading – 2 Corinthians 5:14:21 – Cheryl Carls
Message – Starting Fresh with Jesus ‐ Pastor Ross
Communion – Love Came Down at Christmas
Closing Hymn – Good Christian Friends Rejoice
Benediction & Response
Postlude – Toccata on “Adeste Fideles” ‐ Arr. David Hegarty
2 Corinthians 5:14-21 – New International Version
14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.
15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.