Christmas Eve 2012 Silent Night 1 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.
3 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.
2 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.
4 Silent night, holy night! Wonderous star, lend thy light; With the angels let us sing, Alleluia to our King; Christ the Savior, is born, Christ the Savior is born.
Prayer of Praise and Dedication 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.
2 The shepherds feared and trembled when, lo! above the earth rang out the angel chorus that hailed our Savior’s birth. [Refrain]
1 While shepherds kept their watching Over silent flocks by night, Behold throughout the heavens, There shone a holy light: [Refrain]
3 Down in a lowly manger the humble Christ was born, and God sent us salvation that blessed Christmas morn. [Refrain]
A Service for Families and Children
4:00 pm Service, First Hall Valena Hoy, Pastor Hunter Johnston, Director of Children’s Ministries Stephen Cook, Piano
First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk 820 Colonial Ave, Norfolk VA 23507 (757) 625-1697 fpcnorfolk.org
Christmas Eve Worship 4:00 pm, December 24th 2012
Prelude - A Melody of Carols
Joy to the World
Welcome Lighting of the Christ Candle
The Webster Family
Leader: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. People: In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Leader: Now the earth was formless and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. People: He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. Leader: And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. People: In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (Genesis 1:1-2 & John 1:1-5)
O Come All Ye Faithful 1 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,
2 Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning; Jesus, to Thee be all glory given; Word of the Father, Now in flesh appearing: [Refrain]
Refrain: O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him Christ, the Lord!
3 Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation, Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above, Glory to God, Glory in the highest; [Refrain]
Old Testament Reading
Jesus is Born Away in a Manger Good News Angels We Have Heard On High Let Us Go, See and Share
Lead by FPC Christmas Pageant Kids
1 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. 2 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. 3 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. 4 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.
Offering and Connection Card
Hunter Johnston FPC Christmas Pageant Kids Valena Hoy FPC Christmas Pageant Kids Hunter Johnston
Our Christmas offering is for our Joy Home children and families in Kenya. Your generous gift will meet the need for medical care, education, resources for the ‘mothers’ who each care for 7 to 8 children, and operational funds needed to keep the home running. Your support makes possible a daily reminder that each of these children are adopted into royalty by the King of Kings.