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Christmas Memorials and Honoraria

CHRISTMAS EVE

In loving memory of Jim Tinkham, Linda Munden Shelton, and Gorden Munden Given by Jeanette Tinkham

A SERVICE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

In loving memory of Berry Via Given by Bob Mann Family

DECEMBER 24, 2011 PRELUDE

4:00 P.M., FIRST HALL Medley of Carols

WELCOME In loving memory of Mary West Given by Winston and Eunice Whitehurst In honor of Debby and Joel Whitten Given by Paige Whitten Spicer and Eli Spicer In memory of Mrs. Charles D Williams Jr. Given by Russ Williams In honor of Dr. Charles D. Williams Jr. Given by Russ Williams In honor of our three sons, Ross, Adam and Zachary Given by Rev. and Mrs. James M. Wood In loving memory of Nana, Grandpa and Grandad Given by Stephen and Caroline Wright

ACCESS The Life of First Church We extend a warm welcome to all and invite you to participate in our many family of faith activities. You will find our web site: www.fpcnorfolk.org to be complete and easy to use. We encourage you to visit us online and review all the wonderful opportunities First Presbyterian Church offers to seek Christ and share His Love.

First Presbyterian Church 820 Colonial Avenue Norfolk, Virginia 23507

Phone: 757-625-1697 Fax: 757-625-1288 Email: fpc@fpcnorfolk.org Web Site: www.fpcnorfolk.org

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE

Isaiah 9:6, Page 638, O.T.

HYMN #41- O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem! Come, and behold Him, Born the King of angels! Refrain: O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord! Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation! Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above! Glory to God, all Glory in the highest! (Refrain)

WORDS OF THANKSGIVING HYMN #25- Away in a Manger Away in a manger, no crib for His bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head. The stars in the sky looked down where He lay, The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay. The cattle are lowing, the poor Baby wakes, But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes. I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky, And stay by my cradle until morning is nigh.

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Isaiah 9:2 Page 638 O.T., NRSV


NEW TESTAMENT READING

Luke 2: 1-12, Page 58, N.T., NRSV

MUSICAL OFFERING

Jesus Light of the World

Mark Patterson In honor of Margaret Rebecca Poston Given by Jan and Bill Deal

Led by the Creative Kids for Christ; Jesus, Light of the world, hope and salvation for all the earth. Jesus, Light of the world, from every nation we come to celebrate your birth. Gloria, Gloria, Gloria in excelsis. Gloria, Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo.

In honor of Andrew Richard Roberts Given by his mom In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Roberts Given by their children and grandchildren

For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, the Prince of Peace.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

I have decided

In loving memory of Helen Catherine Roberts Given by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Valena Hoy

OFFERING AND CONNECTION CARD Our Christmas offering tonight is for children who suffer from homelessness and poverty here in our community as well our orphanage in Kenya, the Joy Children’s Home. Your generous gift will rescue orphans, provide safe homes for struggling families and offer the hope of a future for the most needy little ones. Go to our website (fpcnorfolk.org) to see just some of what your gift will do. Note: If you’d like for your gift to be applied to your 2011 pledge, please be sure to notate “2011 Operating Fund Pledge” in the memo section of your check.

PRAYER OF PRAISE AND DEDICATION HYMN NO.23- ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH Angels we have heard on high, Sweetly singing o'er the plains, And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains. Gloria in excelsis Deo; Gloria in excelsis Deo. Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing; Come, adore on bended knee Christ, the Lord, the newborn King. Gloria in excelsis Deo; Gloria in excelsis Deo.

BENEDICTION

Christmas Memorials and Honoraria

In honor of our Grandchildren. Patrick, Helen Catherine, John, Andrew and Richard Given by Shirley and Dick Roberts In loving memory of Harold Simmerman Webster Given by Andy and Allison Webster In loving memory of Thomas Eugene Smith Given by Chad, Heather, Miles and Lola Mae McKenzie In honor and appreciation of our Church Staff Given by Diane and Jim Liedman In honor of the Minsters and Staff of First Presbyterian Given by Jim and Patsy Slaughter In loving memory of Bronni Stahl and Nana Stahl Given by Wendy Martin In loving memory of Carol Cleveland Story Given by Steve, Reed and Evan Story In honor of Mr. & Mrs. John R. Sullivan Given by Russ Williams In loving memory of Bill and Jerry Taylor Given by Bob and Margo Taylor In loving memory of Jean and Boyce Thomas Given by Susan and Robert Thomas


Christmas Memorials and Honoraria

HYMN NO. 29–GO, TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN Refrain: Go, tell it on the mountain over the hills and everywhere; Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born!

In loving memory of Kermit Irwin Given by Betty and Bill Crandall In loving memory of Mr and Mrs Ernest Jones and Mr and Mrs John Thoburn Given by their Family In loving memory of Barbara and Clark Lawrence Given by Michael Lawrence In loving memory of Tom Love and Katie Miller Given by Kate and Rudy Miller In loving memory of Ann Martin Given by Hallsey and Lucas Brandt and Cole and Ashe Ray In loving memory of Ann Martin Given by Bob Mann Family In memory of Ann Martin and Berry Via Given by Jim and Patsy Slaughter In loving memory of Wilbur D. Marshall Given by his Family In loving memory of Radames Morelos Alvarez Given by Aida Alvarez Ernst In loving memory of Thomas Henry Nicholson Jr. Given by Liza and Gary Baker In loving memory of Mildren and Ernest Padden and Arline Philpotts Given by their children In honor of Ryan, Bennett, Molly, Yeardly and Levi Given by John and Ellen Pearson In loving memory of Robert Perriello Given by Lin and Jim Tomlinson

While shepherds kept their watching o'er silent flocks by night, Behold throughout the heavens there shone a holy light. Go, tell it on the mountain over the hills and everywhere; Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born! Down in a lowly manger the humble Christ was born, And God sent us salvation that blessed Christmas morn. Go, tell it on the mountain over the hills and everywhere; Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born!


Christmas Memorials and Honoraria

CHRISTMAS EVE DECEMBER 24, 2011 PRELUDE

5:30 & 7:00 P.M. All My Heart Today Rejoices (Hymn 29)

WELCOME CALL TO WORSHIP Leader: A Child has been born for us ALL: A Son given to us; Leader: Authority rests upon his shoulder, and he is named; ALL: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

PROCESSIONAL NO. 40 JOY TO THE WORLD Joy to the world! the Lord is come: Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and heaven and nature sing. Joy to the world! the Savior reigns: Let us our songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat the sounding joy. No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as the curse is found. He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders of His love.

In loving memory of Phyllis and Charles Cross Given by Vicki, Chris, Kenny and Katy In loving memory of Cullen Davis Given by Carol, Caroline, Mike and Will In loving memory of my parents Dan and Mille Dillingham Given By Diane Smith In honor of Bessie Meade Drake Given by Frank and Chris Drake In loving memory of Bill and Margaret Dunaway Given by Bob and Margo Taylor In loving memory of Marie L. Edgar Given by Bill and Susan Rawls In honor of Melba Forester and Mable Griswald Given by Jim and Carol Forester In loving memory of Thomas D. Fulcher and A.W.Magee Given by Leslie M Chinappi In honor of Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop Gatje Given by Zachary, Mackenzie and Elizabeth In loving memory of Thomas Guinn Given by Tazewell and Katherine Taylor In loving memory of Ernest W. Haga Given by his daughter Barbara Haga In loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. John L Hanson Given by their grandchildren and great-grandchildren In honor of Kristine Holmes and Diane Fredsall Given by Renee Branch


In loving memory of Will Alston Christmas Memorials and Honoraria Given by Molly, Peter, Nancy and Michael

Poinsettias & Christmas Decorations Thank you to the many who contributed to our enjoyment of the Christmas holiday with the beautiful decorations throughout the church. All gifts of time and talents, donations of poinsettias and greens, and many behind-the-scenes efforts are sincerely appreciated. In honor of Wilma Ammons and Marian Hugel Given by Mark and Luana Hugel In loving memory of Dorothy and Carol Ambler and Lynn and Catherine Broadfoot Given by The Ambler Family In loving memory of Richard Ammons and John Hugel Given by Mark and Luana Hugel In appreciation of the men and women who serve our nation Given by LCDR (RET) Bob Ancell and CAPT (RET) Chris Miller In loving memory of Dr. Adalberto Arana Given by Jose, Laura, Sofia, Stella and Sylvia Arana In loving memory of Norris and Francis Blake, Nellie Marks, Carl Harrill and Billy Joyner Given by Irvin and Susan Blake In loving memory of Fletcher L. Byrom Given by Susan and Robert Thomas In loving memory of Jack and Betty Callan and Virginia D. Barbarian Given by Andrew, Holly and Drew Callan In honor of Joseph Calliesti Given by his Family and Maurice Miller Family In loving memory of Fred and Evelyne Campbell, David Donald Gayle, Katherine Frank Gayle, David Campbell Gayle, Mathew Wright Needham, and Jane Grigle Given by Bob, Kim, Don, Billy and Laura Gayle

PRAYER OF ADORATON All glory to you, great God, for the gift of your Son, whom you sent to save us. With singing angels, let us praise your name, and tell the earth his story, that all may believe, rejoice, and bow down, acknowledging your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

SILENT PRAYER CHORAL RESPONSE ANGELS FROM THE REALM OF GLORY Choir: Angels from the realms of glory, wing your flight through all the earth; heralds of creation's story, now proclaim Messiah's birth!

All: Gloria in excelsis deo Choir: Shepherds in the fields abiding, watching by your flocks at night, God with man is now residing; see, there shines the infant light!

All: Gloria in excelsis deo Chior: Wise men, leave your contemplations! Brighter visions shine afar; seek in him the hope of nations, you have seen his natal star:

All: Gloria in excelsis deo Chior: Though and infant now we view him, he will share his Father's throne, gather all the nations to him; every knee shall then bow down:

All: Gloria in excelsis deo

DECLARATION OF THANKSGIVING CHORAL OFFERING

Isaiah 9:2 Page 168, N.T. NRSV From Highest Heaven Music and Text: Martin Luther, arr. John Barnard

From Highest Heaven where praises ring good news I bring, songs to sing "Jesus is born to be your king" He who in majesty arrayed, without our aid, all has made: see him in humble manger laid. Let human power and pomp and pride, both far and wide, be denied: God is come down at Christmastide! To God the Father, Spirit, Son, the Three in One, praise be done for grace and hope this day begun!

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Isaiah 11:1-9, Pages 640-641, O.T., NRSV


HYMN NO. 53–WHAT CHILD IS THIS? HYMN NO. 53 WHAT CHILD IS THIS

What Child is this, who, laid to rest, on Mary's lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet while shepherds watch are keeping?

What Child is this, who, laid to rest, On Mary's lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet While shepherds watch are keeping?

Refrain: This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing; Haste, haste to bring Him laud, the Babe, the Son of Mary!

Refrain: This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing; Haste, haste to bring Him laud, the Babe, the Son of Mary!

Why lies He in such mean estate where ox and ass are feeding? Good Christian, fear; for sinners here the silent Word is pleading. (Refrain) So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh; come, one and all, to own Him. The King of kings salvation brings; let loving hearts enthrone Him. (Refrain)

Why lies He in such mean estate Where ox and ass are feeding? Good Christian, fear; for sinners here The silent Word is pleading. (Refrain)

BENEDICTION POSTLUDE

So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh; Come, one and all, to own Him. The King of kings salvation brings; Let loving hearts enthrone Him. (Refrain)

Worship Leaders Jim Wood, Senior Pastor Valena Hoy, Executive Associate Pastor James E. Gates II, Associate Pastor for Evangelism

NEW TESTAMENT READING THE PREACHED WORD

Luke 2:1-20, Page 58, N.T., NRSV

THE GIFT IS GIVEN

Jim Wood

PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING & CONNECTION CARD Our Christmas offering tonight is for children who suffer from homelessness and poverty here in our community as well our orphanage in Kenya, the Joy Children’s Home. Your generous gift will rescue orphans, provide safe homes for struggling families and offer the hope of a future for the most needy little ones. Go to our website (fpcnorfolk.org) to see just some of what your gift will do. Note: If you’d like for your gift to be applied to your 2011 pledge, please be sure to notate “2011 Operating Fund Pledge” in the memo section of your check.

OFFERTORY

In Dulci Jubilo

Dormi Jesu John Rutter Translation: Sleep Jesus! Your mother, seeing such a sweet sleep, laughs. Sleep, dear Jesus. If you do not sleep, your mother shall cry and pray while singing in the midst of her sowing. Sleep, sweet baby! My cares beguiling: Mother sits beside thee smiling; Sleep, my darling, tenderly.

Musicians Creative Kids for Christ (4:00 p.m.) Tiffany James, Music Director Linda Althoff, Piano Chancel Choir (5:30 & 7:00 p.m.) Scott Johnson (11 p.m.) Susanne Sechrist, Traditional Music Director Jean Thiel, Organist Brass Ensemble (5:30 & 7:00 p.m.) Trumpet Wendell Banyay; Steve Ruckle Trombone Allen Freeman; Jay Larkin

14th Century German Carol


HYMN NO. 9–O COME, O COME, EMMANUEL

*DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

HYMN NO. 60–SILENT NIGHT O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer our spirits by Thine advent here; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death's dark shadows put to flight. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!

Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright, Round yon virgin mother and child! Holy Infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace.

O come, Desire of nations, bind all peoples in one heart and mind; Bid envy, strife, and discord cease; fill the whole world with heaven's peace. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!

NEW TESTAMENT READING THE PREACHED WORD SOLO

2 Peter 3: 1-15, Page 237 & 238, N.T. Advent Prayers O Holy Night!

Jim Gates Adolph Adam

OFFERING AND CONNECTION CARD Our Christmas offering tonight is for children who suffer from homelessness and poverty here in our community as well our orphanage in Kenya, the Joy Children’s Home. Your generous gift will rescue orphans, provide safe homes for struggling families and offer the hope of a future for the most needy little ones. Go to our website (fpcnorfolk.org) to see just some of what your gift will do. Note: If you’d like for your gift to be applied to your 2011 pledge, please be sure to notate “2011 Operating Fund Pledge” in the memo section of your check.

DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

THE CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION Invitation to The Lord’s Table Words of Institution Prayer of Consecration The Lord’s Prayer (unison) (debts) Sharing the Elements

(Please partake of the elements when you are served.) Prayer of Thanksgiving

Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight, Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing: "Alleluia; Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born." Silent night, holy night! Son of God, love's pure light Radiant beams from Thy holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth. Silent night, holy night! Wondrous star, lend thy light; With the angels let us sing, Alleluia to our King; Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born. BENEDICTION BRASS & ORGAN POSTLUDE

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Felix Mendelssohn, arr., Vaclav Nelhybel


CHRISTMAS EVE

SCRIPTURAL RESPONSE–LUKE 1

DECEMBER 24, 2011 PRELUDE

11:00 P.M. A Rose-tree hath arisen

Johannes Brahms

WELCOME CALL TO WORSHIP

Matthew 1:18-25, Page 1, N.T.

HYMN NO. 41–O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem! Come, and behold Him, born the King of angels! Refrain O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord! Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning, Jesus, to Thee be all glory given; Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing! O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord! Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation! Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above! Glory to God, all glory in the highest! (Refrain) O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord!

PRAYER OF CONFESSION God of love, all year long we pursue power and money, yet you come in weakness. All season long we covet great material gifts, when you alone offer what is lasting. Through the work of this Lord Jesus, who comes among us full of grace and truth, forgive us, heal us, correct us. Then open our lips, that we may sing your praise with the angels, and remake our lives, that we may witness to your transforming love.

CONFESSIONAL RESPONSE HYMN NO. 43–O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM, VS. 1 O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light; The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee to night.

Leader: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. All: He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David. Leader: By the tender mercy of our God All: The dawn from on high will break upon us, Leader: To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, All: To guide our feet into the way of peace.

HYMN NO. 43–O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM, VS. 2-4 For Christ is born of Mary; and gathered all above, While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love. Morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth! And praises sing to God the King, and peace to all on earth. How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven. No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive Him, still the dear Christ enters in. O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel!

PASSING OF THE PEACE Leader: The Peace of Christ be with you. All: And also with you.

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Isaiah11:1-10, Page 640-641, O.T.

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