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Christmas Eve - A T S T. A N D R E W -

December 24, 2017 11:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Celebration OF WORSHIP We Gather in God’s Name


PRELUDE | Selected Organ and Harp pieces WELCOME *CALL TO WORSHIP | Rev. Pam White Liturgist: We come to celebrate the Good News of great joy! People: Glory to God in the highest! Liturgist: Unto us is born a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. People: Glory to God in the highest! Liturgist: A multitude of the heavenly host appeared, praising God: People: Glory to God in the highest! Liturgist: Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace among those whom God favors! People: Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place. Liturgist: Let us worship God! *OPENING HYMN | O Come, All Ye Faithful 234 | Adeste Fideles 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. True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal, lo, he shuns not the Virgin’s womb; Son of the Father, begotten not created; [Refrain] Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation; O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above! Glory to God, all glory in the highest; [Refrain] 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]

*Please rise in body or spirit. 2

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE And now we light the fifth candle, the Christ candle. This center candle is surrounded by the candles of hope, peace, joy, and love. The time of waiting is over. Christmas is here. Tonight we celebrate Jesus’ birth. Jesus is the light of the world. Let us tell the good news: Jesus is born! *SUNG RESPONSE | Joy to the World 246 | Antioch *COLLECTION OF CAROLS The First Noel 245 | The First Noel | Verse 1 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 240 | Mendelssohn | Verse 1 Away in a Manger 216 | Away In A Manger | Verses 1 & 3 SCRIPTURE READING | Luke 2:1-20

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CALL TO GIVING OFFERTORY Infant Holy, Infant Lowly Mack Wilberg, arranger | Chancel Choir | Taylor Davis, director Infant holy, infant lowly, for his bed a cattle stall; oxen lowing, little knowing, Christ the babe is Lord of all. Swift are winging angels singing, noels ringing, tidings bringing: Christ the babe is Lord of all. Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping vigil till the morning new saw the glory, heard the story, tidings of a gospel true. Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow, praises voicing, greet the morrow: Christ the babe was born for you.


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FALL ON YOUR KNEES Rev. Arthur Jones

We Feast at the Lord’s Table ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

COMMUNION LITURGY LORD’S PRAYER HOLY COMMUNION O Holy Night James Biery, arranger | Phillip Haworth, soloist O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Barlow Bradford, arranger | Chancel Choir | Taylor Davis, director

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*CLOSING HYMN | Silent Night 239 | Stille Nacht 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.

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! BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | Aria in Classic Style Healey Willan, composer


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. 4 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!




Please use the prayer request cards found in the pew pockets to share a joy, a concern, or a sorrow with our church family, and return your completed card in the offering plate. If you request prayer please call our prayer line at 214.291.8044 or by visiting the website at Your prayer requests are lifted up by our pastors and prayer team each week.

End of Year Giving End of Year Giving | Your end-of-year gift helps St. Andrew finish the year strong. You can still submit your gift online with a credit card or in worship.

Log in to your account at to print your contribution statement. Contribution statements for your 2017 tax return will be mailed in late January 2018.

EstimAte oF gIvinG 2018 Estimate of Giving | Prayerfully consider how God is asking you to participate in the ministries of St. Andrew in 2018 with your giving. Fill out an estimate of giving card and return it to the church or make your estimate online.


Poinsettias Poinsettias IN



Louise Link | Her children Daniel and Joslyn, and their families Our grandparents, Dave and Debbie Rader Kinley and Kendall Poole and Julien and Jett Gean





Christmas | The Brooks Family

Grayson Stucky | Children’s and Student Ministries Jesus’s Birthday | The Dalton Family Our grandchildren | Van and Bob Gillespie Haydon Nelson | Hilton Goldreich Sam Gunn’s engagement to Becky Orr | Glenn, Laurie and Abby Gunn Our two granddaughters, Isla and Estelle and one grandson, Winston Susan and John Hildebrand Our children and grandson, H.E., Lachelle, Wilson, Jordan and IV René and Hank Neely Christmas | The Patterson Family Christopher and Parker Rapkoch | Michael and Heather Rapkoch Parker William Luden | Proud grandparents, Kay and Jim Richardson St. Andrew United Methodist Church | The Rosners Rob, Nina and Camille McDonald | Mary Kay Schultz Sam Jones | Student and Children’s Ministries Audrey Defae Rowland | Children’s and Student Ministries




Our children, Jennifer and John, and their spouses and grandchildren Kinsey, Evan, Ava, and Jack | John and Dianne Ball Charles and Pauline Breedlove | Rhett Breedlove Ray and Janie Wright | Rhett Breedlove Weston, Jack and Justin Byerly | Marc and Christy Byerly Glenn and Laurie Gunn | Abby and Sam Gunn Our children and grandchildren | Gary and Martha Kuhlman David and Peggy Allen | Hal and Nancy Kurkowski Roy and Marilyn Kurkowski | Hal and Nancy Kurkowski Mothers and grandmothers, Wilma Brockett and Hilda Lindsey Bob, Starla, Kyle and Devon Lindsey The dedication of our entire music department | M’Lou Lytle Pat Racop, Carr Dee Racop, Jr. and Mary Beth Sudduth | René and Hank Neely Cody and Dylan Meyers | Emaw and Pops Rankin Kim and Dan Meyers | Sharon and Pat Rankin (Mom and Dad) Mr. and Mrs. William Black, Jr. | Lynn and Sally Reid Our grandchildren, Daniel and Amanda Nation and Willow and Sam Robinson Jerry and Danece Robinson Sarah, Elizabeth and David Witherington | Mom, Hogy and Papa 7




James D. Adams | Nancy and Ray Adams Edward P. Schug | Nancy and Ray Adams and Doris Schug Husband, father and grandfather, Gary Arnold Jennifer and Tim Arnold, Abby, Ross and Sam Lanford Son, brother and uncle, Sam Arnold Jennifer and Tim Arnold, Abby, Ross and Sam Lanford Thomas Baber | Janet Baber Our loving parents, John and Doris Ball and Charles and Nita Roder John and Dianne Ball Joan Goodman | The Boylsons and Rosners Husband, Stanley Brockett | Wilma Brockett Father and mother, Charles and Clara Sovish | Wilma Brockett Joanne Brown | Jack Brown Debbie Bunch | Doug Bunch and Hayley Jones Mrs. Margaret Burke | Michael and Janie Burke Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Murphy | Michael and Janie Burke Chandler Church | Jill and Chris Church David Church | Jill and Chris Church Our aunt, Agnes Oliver | David and Vicky Dearing Our parents, Lewis and Lila Mae Wells and Glen and Maxine Dearing David and Vicky Dearing Her parents, John Ed and Pat Chambers | Trisha and Jack Dixon His parents, Frank and Leona Dixon | Trisha and Jack Dixon Her son, William Russell Meeks IV | Trisha and Jack Dixon Tad Dodson | Barry and Judy Dodson Bob and Dotty Frese | Ray and Christine Frese Carlyn Frese | Ray and Christine Frese Alice Heller | Ray and Christine Frese Lou Wyrick | Brent, Jeni, Jackson and Kendall Garrett Father and father-in-law, Bill Dorward | Cindy and Graham Gebbie Sister and sister-in-law, Sheena (Gebbie) Hutchinson | Cindy and Graham Gebbie My parents, Bob and Vera Fuller | Sandra Gordon Patti Graham | Rex Graham Harry and Gwen Allbright | Glenn, Laurie, Abby and Sam Gunn Jimmy and Kate Gunn | Glenn, Laurie, Abby and Sam Gunn Doug and Judy Milliken and Gladstone and Delores Hall | Rick and Vicki Hall Our mothers, Murdina Macleod and Norma Haworth and our brothers, Sandy Macleod and Mark Haworth | Phillip and Fiona Haworth 8

Our parents, sister and sister-in-law | Susan and John Hildebrand Alec Hite and my mom Beatrice | Kathy Hite Jack Carter Howard | Alston, Liza, Ella and Callie Howard Ed and Margaret Newton | The Hurt Family C.E. and Martha Hunter | The Hurt Family Bud and Millie Kuhlman | Gary and Martha Kuhlman J.D. and Dorothy Coleman | Gary and Martha Kuhlman Frances Allen | Hal and Nancy Kurkowski Douglas Gover | The Lee Family: Indiana, Sue, Matthew and Michelle Son and brother, Brandon Lee Lindsey | Bob, Starla, Kyle and Devon Lindsey Fathers and grandfathers, Stanley Brockett and Robert L. Lindsey, Jr. Bob, Starla, Kyle and Devon Lindsey Bill Giese and Katherine Lowe | Jessica Lowe Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Duncan | Brenda Martin Mr. and Mrs. Francis Leinneweber | Brenda Martin Ms. Adelle Martin | Brenda Martin Walter Link | His children, Daniel and Joslyn, and their families Bruce Bartley, loving grandfather and father whom we miss every day Babette, Dave, Amanda and Camille Margaret and Richard Neely | Hank and René Neely Our fathers, Clyde West Powell, III and Darrell Newman | Leslie and Mark Newman Bruce Bartley | Denny and Brenda Pertle, Morgan, Seth, Zoey and Hadley Pogoloff Joanie Rapkoch | Michael and Heather Rapkoch Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Reid, Jody Reid | Lynn and Sally Reid Our parents, Alta and W.L. Hicks and Parmer and Mary Richardson Kay and Jim Richardson Kiki Boylson | The Rosners Cindy’s parents, Don and Carol Connell | Steve and Cindy Russell Steve’s dad, Leonard Russell | Steve and Cindy Russell My parents, Howard and Marcia Hall | Mary Kay Schultz Basil Miller | The Slemon Family Charles Stack | Michelle Stack Christian Sanchez | Student Ministry Staff Our loving sister, Carol Sudol | Bob and Cheryl Sudol Our parents, Julian and Florence Sudol and William and Sharon Liby Bob and Cheryl Sudol Charles and Pat Warrick, and Buddy Warrick | Andrew Warrick Parents, Dolores Weaver, Dean Evans and Larry Haskew | Ron and Defae Weaver My sister, Barbara Perren | Sandra Werden John and Betty Snyder | Bob and Nancy Young Robert and Margaret Young | Bob and Nancy Young




Take the next step in your faith journey and get more involved at St. Andrew. Being in community with other Christians is critical to your spiritual growth. Whether you are interested in children, students, adults or families, new to St. Andrew, or a long-time member, you can find a place to connect. Visit our website to learn more. United Methodist Women | Are you new to St. Andrew or seeking to connect with a ladies’ group to make new friends and serve Christ? St. Andrew has three groups of United Methodist Women (UMW) who meet monthly September-May, each with programs/speakers. Sarah Sisters | Wednesday, January 3, 9:30 a.m., Room 131 | Book talk by Sheila Miller. Visitors and new members are welcome. Rachel Group | Monday, January 8, 7:00 p.m., Parlor | Kim Meyers, Minister to Children & Families will speak about her call to Ministry. All are welcome. LIFT Group | Sunday, January 14, 6:30 p.m., Parlor | We will be having a book discussion on ‘Life Purpose Boot Camp’ by Eric Maisel. All are welcome. Women’s Monday Morning Bible Study-New Study | Monday, January 22, 10:00 a.m., Room 131 | The miracles of Jesus help us see that our weaknesses are invitations for God to work powerfully in our lives. Childcare available. Contact Kathleen, kdmcmahon@ 10th Annual Prom Closet Donation Drive | January 27-February 4 | Dresses, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and evening wraps needed. Drop off donations before and after worship or in Room 133 weekdays. Monetary donations also welcomed. New St. Andrew Singles Group | A new singles group offering friendship and support to connect with one another. This group will meet the second Friday of every month. Singles of all ages are welcome! Young Adults Ministry | Through social events, small groups, and serving opportunities, we invite men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 to form relationships and deepen their faith in Christ. PALS (People with Active Lifestyles) | Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m., Room 131 | A group offering senior adults educational, cultural, and social opportunities. DECEMBER 27 | No PALS


JANUARY 10 | Sheila Elliott, Speaker, A Story of Hope 17 | Dr. David Patterson, Speaker, The New Anti-Semitism 24 | Trip on Church Bus to visit Patriot Paws: training service dogs for disabled veterans 31 | Game Day

Get Involved


Confirmation 2018 | Don’t let your 8th grader miss this important rite of passage in faith. Students will understand the meaning of Christian faith, and the baptismal and membership vows they take. Contact Holly Blais at for more information.

GriefShare | For those grieving the loss of a loved one. Meets year round twice a month in Room 131. Attend at any time. Led by Jennifer Arnold. For a list of dates visit the website.

St. Andrew Preschool 2018-2019 Registration | Monday-Friday, January 22-26, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | St. Andrew Preschool, a NAEYC accredited program, is planning for the 2018-2019 school year. Classes are offered for children 12 months - 5 years of age. For more information visit


Connection Nights | Tuesdays, January 16 - February 13, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Festival Hall | Connection Nights are the best place to start your small group journey. Learn about St. Andrew’s Connection Group ministry and make deeper connections through discussion and prayer. To register today stop by the

Welcome Desk, fill out a card and drop it in the basket or offering plate.

Starting Point is the fastest way to get connected into deeper fellowship and growth at St. Andrew. This series of classes is held monthly on the first 3 Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 131.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church 5801 W. Plano Parkway | Plano, TX 75093 | 972.380.8001 |

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