December 25TH 2017 Christmas Day

ENTERING GOD'S PRESENCE

* Welcome 

* We Sing ~ “With Joy I Heard My Friends Exclaim” 

ANTICIPATING GOD'S PEACEABLE KINGDOM

* Call to Worship ~ responsive

* God’s Greeting and Mutual Greetings 

* We Sing ~ “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” / “King of Heaven” 

CONFESSING THAT PEACE IS BROKEN

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: The Candle of Joy 

We Sing ~ “View the Present Through the Promise” 

Advent reading continues 

Ministry of Music ~ Men's Chorus “Jesus, Oh, What a Wonderful Child” 

OFFERING LIVES TO GOD AND HIS PEACEABLE KINGDOM

Offerings: 1. Mountainview Ministries 

2. Benevolence 

Ministry of Music ~ Men's Chorus “Child of God” 

Prayers of God’s People 

HEARING THE PROMISE OF GOD'S PEACEABLE KINGDOM

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 65:17-25 NIV (page 1164 of the pew bible) 

Romans 8:18-27 NIV (page 1757 of the pew bible) 

Message: “Peace for Creation” 

* We Sing ~ PsH # 337 “Joy to the World” 

WE CELEBRATE AT THE LORD’S TABLE

The Thanksgiving ~ responsive

The Institution of the Lord's Supper ~ responsive

Prayer of Consecration ~ responsive

The Invitation 

We Come to the Table ~ Our Participation in the Bread

during the distribution we sing ~ PsH # 341 “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” 

Our Participation in the Cup

during the distribution we sing ~ PsH # 346 “Once in Royal David's City” 

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

GOING OUT TO PROCLAIM GOD'S PEACEABLE KINGDOM

The Voice of the Proclaimer ~ responsive

* God’s Parting Blessing - followed by spoken "Amen" 

* We Sing ~ PsH # 356 “Go Tell it on the Mountain” 

Postlude 

Service Participants: Worship Leader: Pastors Sid Couperus and Fred VanderBerg 

Worship Team: Monika Couperus, Kari DeGraaf, Jason Geerlinks, Will Lammers, 

Tyler Park, Eric Van der Beek; Organist: Ernie Termorshuizen 

Peter Van Geest