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Dayspring United Methodist Church A Stephen Ministry Congregation Our Mission Statement:

To create disciples of Jesus Christ who touch and inspire people through an open and diverse community December 24, 2009

8:00 p.m.

*As a courtesy, please make certain your cell phone is off during worship. Thank you.

THE EVE OF CHRISTMAS PRELUDE

Louis-Claude d’Aquin “Noël Suisse Grand jeu, et Duo”

1694-1772

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP Pastor: Rejoice, Sisters and Brothers, for God’s communicating Word has been spoken! People: Sing praises, for God’s illuminating light has shown forth! Pastor: Let us listen to what God has said to us in the Incarnate Christ! People: Let us see ourselves and the world bathed in his glorious light! *INVOCATION (in unison) God of creation, you have spoken to us your Word in a child born in a stable and cradled in a manger. Yet in him the earliest Christians heard the divine power


of creation and providence. Awaken their ancient faith in us: that we may see in this newborn Ruler, not only our own salvation, but your creative and redemptive power for the universe. We pray in Christ’s name. Amen. *CAROL

Hymnal #234 “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; 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; O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above! Glory to God, all glory in the highest; 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.

THE LIGHTING OF THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE THE FIRST LESSON A Ruler will be born in Bethlehem

Micah 5:2-5a

*CAROL

Hymnal #230 “O Little Town of Bethlehem” 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 tonight. For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above,


while mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love. O morning stars together, proclaim the holy birth, and praises sing to God the king, and peace to all on earth! 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! THE SECOND LESSON The humble birth of Jesus

Luke 2:1-7

ANTHEM

Joel Raney “Tell Us ‘Bout a Baby” Esperanza

THE THIRD LESSON The angels appear to the shepherds

Luke 2:8-14

*CAROL

Hymnal #238 “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!

Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong? What the gladsome tidings be which inspire your heavenly song? Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo! Come to Bethlehem and see Christ whose birth the angels sing; come, adore on bended knee, Christ the Lord, the newborn King. Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo! See him in a manger laid, whom the choirs of angels praise; Mary, Joseph, lend your aid, while our hearts in love we raise. Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo!


THE HOMILY

Rev. Dr. Jane Tews

ANTHEM

Molly Ijames “Song of Bethlehem” The Celebration Singers

THE FOURTH LESSON

Matthew 2:1-11 The Visit of the Magi

ANTHEM

Benjamin Harlan “African Alleluia” Esperanza

THE FIFTH LESSON

John 1:1-14 The Word became flesh

THE CHRISTMAS OFFERING OFFERTORY

Mark Hayes “Sing Gloria!” The Celebration Singers Colleen Francis, Drums Davis Stevenson, Bass

*DOXOLOGY Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! *PRAYER OF DEDICATION CAROL

Hymnal #249 “There’s a Song in the Air” There’s a song in the air! There’s a start in the sky! There’s a mother’s deep prayer and a baby’s low cry!


And the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing, for the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King! There’s a tumult of joy o’er the wonderful birth, for the virgin’s sweet boy is the Lord of the earth. Ay! the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing, for the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King! In the light of that star lie the ages impearled; and that song from afar has swept over the world. Every hearth is aflame, and the beautiful sing in the homes of the nations that Jesus is King! We rejoice in the light, and we echo the song that comes down through the night from the heavenly throng. Ay! we shout to the lovely evangel they bring, and we greet in his cradle our Savior and King! THE CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION THE INVITATION PRAYER OF CONSECRATION SHARING OF THE ELEMENTS *RECESSIONAL CAROL

Hymnal #246 “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 all their 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. *THE SPREADING OF CHRISTMAS LIGHT Leader: The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. God is giving us Jesus as the light of the world. We are each called to share this light through acts of love. People: A candle is a small thing, but one candle can light another. Leader: Yet as each candle gives its flame to the other, see how its own light increases. *CAROL DURING CANDLELIGHTING “Silent Night� 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. 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! *PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRISTMAS Leader: May the Peace and Love of Christmas be with you this night. People: And with you! *BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH


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Christmas Memorials 2009 GIVEN BY: AKERS, Don & Kay - in loving honor of Our Families ALDEN, Liz & John - in loving memory of Miriam & Bill Sage, and Bernice & Glenn Alden ALICIA & JEFF - in loving honor of Sarah Dale and Talyon Blanton ALICIA & SARAH - in loving memory of Robert G. Dale ANDERSON, August & Cheryl - in loving honor of Alyssa and Amanda ASTROTH, Lou & Marilyn - in loving memory of Elmer & Gerry Conrad and Harry, Verna and Sylvia Astroth BARTON, Ken & Julie, Amy & Jason - in loving memory of Megan Nicole Lambert-Hector BAWOLEK, Suzan & Ed - in loving memory of Helyne Bawolek and Carol & Thomas Roberts; and in loving honor of our children, Carolyn and Edward T. (USN), and grandfather, Edward R. Bawolek BEAL, Jean - in loving memory of Maynard Beal BENNETT, Bruce & Wilma (his parents) - in loving memory of Rodney Bennett BLISS, Shirley, Tim, Bill, Laurie and Sherry - in loving memory of Sherry Lou Bliss BLISS, Shirley, Tim, Bill, Laurie and Sherry - in loving memory of Elmer J. Bliss BOEGER, russ, Rick, Teresa and Erika - in loving memory of Sandra Boeger BROWN, Nancy Creighton & Jim - in loving honor of Warren Gallagher and Shirley Brandt THE BURCHAM / STITES / LoGUIDICE FAMILIES - in loving honor and memory of our parents BUTLER, Larry & Sally - in loving honor of our children, Geoff & Janeen and Katie & Philip CAMPBELL, Dan & Paulette - in loving memory of Dorothy Campbell THE CARR FAMILY - in loving memory of James Nugent CHAMNESS, Jim, Sandi, Mike & Debbie - in loving memory of Franklin Chamness and Betty Sweetman CHELGREN, Gladys - in loving memory of Carl & Lena Chelgren CHILDERS, Merle - in loving memory of my wife, Joyce Childers CHILDERS, Michael - in loving memory of Joyce Childers and Betsy Haller CLAYTON, Roger & Barbara - in loving honor of our children, Don, Darrell, David and Denise


CLONTS, Judy Bush - in loving memory of Lewis & Aimee Bush THE CONSIDINE FAMILY - in loving honor of Erin, Tyler and Sofia Merry Christmas! COOPER, Barry & Marguerite - in loving honor of our children, Chris & Jen, Shawn (safely home) and Amy CREIGHTON, Shaun, Sara, Lexi, Noah and Haley - for our wonderful parents and grandparents DALE, Roberta K. - in loving memory of Robert G. Dale DAVIDSON, Joseph & Beth - in loving memory of Ralph & Clara Jane Davidson and Myron & Margaret West DAWE, Nancy Jamison - in loving memory of Garfield Dawe THE DAY FAMILY - in loving memory of Kevin Day DOUWSTRA, Bev & Craig - for our parents, Maurice & Marty Blinco, Don Douwstra, and good friend Jan Nyquist DUPREY-RIHERD, Philana - in loving memory of Virginia Duprey EDMONDS, Dave & Cheryl - in loving honor of Lilie Marie Irion, our new granddaughter EGER, Karen and Dana - in loving memory of Leroy Ray, Irene Campbell, Maurine Swanson and Nelson Haggerson ELLINGSON, Doug & Ursula - in loving memory of our parents ERAUSQUIN, Fred, Valerie, Shane, Brice and Chase - in loving memory of Howard & Nancy Rapp and Alex Lee FAMILY - in loving memory of Charles Ridey FLEMING, Brian & Leah and family - in loving memory of Grandma Mary Fitts FOSTER, Jan - in loving memory of my husband, Stephen C. Foster GRAHMANN, Patricia and Robert - in loving memory of our Dad and our Grandpa GRAHMANN, Patricia and Robert - in loving honor of our grandmothers, Susan Wender and Rita Grahmann HARBSTER, David & Suzanne - in loving memory of “Uncle Bobby” Harbster and in loving honor of our parents HAUBROCK, Bev & Larry - in loving honor of our Dayspring Youth, with love and encouragement on their journey HEIBERGER, Beverly HELT, Dan - in loving memory of Larry Celeya HER GRANDCHILDREN - in loving memory of Verna Mae Butler HINES, Dorothy - in loving memory of Ed Hines and Peggy & Rojo Pobar HOLEMON, Forrest & Lydia - in loving memory of Dr. Earl Logan, Jr., Joy Wagner Logan and Claude Holemon HOLEMON, Forrest & Lydia - in loving honor of Mr. & Mrs. D. Justin Carpenter HOUTZ, Jeanne - in loving memory of Harry Houtz THE ROBERT JARUS FAMILY - in loving memory of our parents, grandparents, and Harald Neset


JOHNSON, Ed, April Osborn, Rex and Ale - in loving honor of Ed & Iny Johnson, and in loving memory of John & Virginia Osborn JOHNSON, Ernie & Rosemary - in loving memory of our fathers, Gene Johnson and Vernon Yaussi JOHNSON, Steve & Carol - in loving honor of our children, Matthew and Jenna JOHNSTON, Mary - in loving memory of my husband, Jim Johnston JONES, Charmione and ZANDIEH, Michelle - in loving memory of Donald Jones KAISER, Mark & Roxann - in loving memory of Franklyn Roberts and Charles Kaiser THE MICHAEL KELLEY FAMILY - in loving memory of Lester Kelley and Grace Riggs KING, Mike & Anne - in loving memory of David Wolfe, Anne’s brother KOIVUN, Suzanne - in loving honor of my children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and my friends THE KROELINGER FAMILY - in loving honor of Mrs. Fred Kroelinger; and in loving memory of Fred Kroelinger, Roy Clark, and Mr. & Mrs. John M. Queen, Jr. LATHOM, Larry - in loving memory of Carol Lathom LEE, Carolyn - in loving memory of her father, Kenneth Stringfield LEE, Harrison - in loving memory of his daughter, Sieglinde Lee THE LOGSDON FAMILY - in loving memory of Robert & Dorothy Fasig LYONS, Jon & Karen - in loving memory of James & Mary Seolas, Robert & Lucybelle Hodges, Pauline Robison and Doris Beckwith THE MAZZANTI FAMILY - in loving memory of the December birthdays of Lucile Mazzanti and Anne Bourne McALLISTER, Marty & Ashley - in loving memory of Joy Bell Wood THE McINTOSH CLAN - in loving memory of Tom & Doris McIntosh, and Wilferd Lewis THE McLANE FAMILY McLAUGHLIN, Tom & Marcia - in loving memory of Ruth & Rob Hopkins, and May & Harold McLaughlin MILLER, Marilyn - in loving memory of Reece & Louwanda Miller, my parents MOM / Grammy and JIM / Grampy - in loving honor of Jeremy, Shaun, Sara, Lexi, Noah and Haley MONKS, Rob & Karen - in loving honor of our parents, Ruth & Frank Monks and Donna & Doug Conger; and our sons, Blake Higgins and Logan Monks MORAN, Diane - in loving memory of Frieda Moran MORGAN, Mike & Janet - for Gerald & Nellie Fulcher, parents of Janet MOYER, Tom & Jill - in loving memory of our mothers, Ruth Moyer and Merilyn Springston NEADERHISER, Ryan & Trisha - in loving honor of Leah and Isaac


NERO, Jake, Kelley and Luke - in loving honor of our grandparents, JoAnn & Don Knowles and Maxine & Chuck Nero NEWMAN BECK, Sandy - in loving memory of Merlin Newman NYQUIST, Gretchen A. - in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. M. A. Blinco (godparents) and Janet Nyquist (mother) OLSON, Carolyn and ILLG, Val, Jeff and Liz - in loving memory of Curtis Illg OLSON, Richard & Janelle - in loving memory of our parents, and my brother ORTHMANN, Chris & Lisa - in loving memory of our fathers, Tom Dillon and Gene Orthmann; and grandparents Kermit & Jackie Davis POTTS, Nancy & Gillian - in loving memory of our dads, Cal and Eric POTTS, Rick, Lynn, David, Sarah and Maggie - in loving memory of Dorothy & Harold Cardwell, and George Potts RAMIREZ, Nancy and Branson - in loving memory of Doris & Russel O’Bryan RAWLES, Barbara - in loving memory of L.W., Roberta, and James R. Sears REID, Matt & Carolyn - for Markwood C. Reid and John S. Clary REEVE, Kerry & Wendy - in loving honor of the wonderful ministry at Dayspring. Thank You! REVIERE, John - for James & Marie Guinn RIHERD, Philana & Tom - in loving memory of my parents, Tommy & Mary Ellen ROBERSON, JC & Dianne - in loving memory of Ruth & John Hnery Roberson and Ruth & Henry Snead ROBINSON, Brad & Lora and CONNELL, Jill - in loving memory of Robert William Collett ROONEY, Mike, Ruth, Chris, Mark & Meredith and VIGNESS, Andy & Kathy - in loving memory of Dorothy Rooney and Mary Ward; and in loving honor of Evelyn Gillett ROSENSTOCK, Frank & Janet - in loving memory of Elizabeth & Jim Nugent and Betty McCarthy RUFER, Brad & Cheryl - in loving memory of our mothers, Wanda Rufer and Evy Teusink RUIZ, Anne - in loving memory of my mother, Nancy Schumacher, and in loving honor of my dad, Vernon Lussky SANTE, Carole - in loving memory of Betsy Haller SCHAIBLE, Stacie - in loving memory of Rev. Harold Schaible SHISHMIAN, Phil & Ardith - in loving memory of Elizabeth Shishmian SIMMINGER, Jeff and Family - in loving memory of Margaretha Simminger SMITH, Doris and Family - in loving memory of Jack D. Smith SMITH, Jordan and Joshua - in loving honor of Grandma Smith and Pau Pau Tsang


SMITH, Robert and Family - in loving memory of Marvin L. Smith and Frank K. Tsang SOMERVILLE, Jim & Jackie - in loving memory of Josephine Lawyer SPAULDING, Carig & Susan - in loving memory of Molly and Barb STEES, Kevin, Carolee and Tanner - in loving memory of Kenneth Kniss THE STITES-LoGUIDICE FAMILIES - in loving memory of Ann Stites, the little girl who worried about homeless people in Tucson SWALES, Sierra Zacharias - for Loretta Zacharias SYDELL, Marge & Jack - in loving memory of John & Dorothy Shoaf and Robert & Jane Sydell THE TEWS FAMILY - in loving memory of John A. Tews THE ROBERT TURNEY FAMILY and THE FRED SEARING FAMILY - in loving memory of Floyd & Iris Beamer, Lynne Martin, Shannon Turney and Fred & Mary Searing THOMAS, Simon & Leni - in loving memory of our parents, Mr. & Mrs. G. Thomas and Mr. & Dr. K. T. Cherian THORPE, Mike & Angela and Family - in loving memory of Jack & Dorothy Thorpe and John & Ida Frith VAN ALLEN, Karen and OECHSNER, Megan, Melinda and Meredith - in loving honor of Rev. Jane A. Tews VENTURO, Gary & Vickie - in loving memory of Betty & Bud Younger and Lillian & Albert Venturo WALSH, Carol - in loving honor of my grandchildren, Nathaniel, Beth, Sara and their parents WHITE, Whitney & Carrie - in loving honor of Christ WILFONG-AVANZINO, Jerry & Rebekah - in loving honor of our families WILLIAMS, Janice (Grandmother) - in loving memory of Daniel Williams Tipton WINKLER, Jeff & Jenny - in loving honor of our siblings, Jason/Robin, Julie/Dan, Judie/Brent and Jess/Donna WINKLER, Jeff & Jenny - in loving memory of Howard & Eleanor Winkler YOUR LOVING PARENTS - in loving honor of Stephen, Jordan, Jacob and Jesse


Though He was rich . . . He became poor, so that we, through His poverty, might become rich.


Dec.24 8pm Bulletin  

Bulletin for 8pm Christmas Eve worship service.

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