Service Bulletin

Saturday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray

Happy Christmas Eve!

Today’s service may be viewed on Facebook Live Stream at this link:, hear it in the church parking lot at 107.1 FM, or join us in person. 

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Gathering Music               Polly Dunford

Laurie Gentry                

 Welcome               Katie Hagen                       

Prelude   “Silent Night”    Adrienne Lee                                                                                  Words by Joseph Mohr; Music by Franz Gruber

Call to Worship         Dr. Keith Ray

Hymn “Angels We Have Heard on High” (verses 1-2)

              Words: French carol, translated by James Chadwick

            Music: French carol, arranged by Edward Shippen Barnes

1)  Angels we have heard on high, sweetly singing o’er the plains,

and the mountains in reply echoing their joyous strains.

Glo-ri-a in excelsis De-o!  Glo-ri-a in excelsis De-o!

2)  Shepherds, why this jubilee?  Why your joyous strains prolong?

What the gladsome tidings be which inspire your heavenly song?

Glo-ri-a in excelsis De-o!  Glo-ri-a in excelsis De-o!

Christ Candle lighting Dr. Keith Ray

Special Music     “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)”     Lilliana Sanchez, soloist

  Words and Music by Amy Grant and Chris Eaton; Arranged by Roger Emerson

Scripture        Luke 2:1-14

Message             “Location, Location, Location” Dr. Keith Ray

Special Music “Ave Maria”       Polly Dunford, piano, Laurie Gentry, flute

                            Words by Charles Gounod; Music by J.S. Bach

Passing the Light of Christ

As the light is passed from one candle to the next, tip the unlit candle into the flame of the lit candle.

Join in singing “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.

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!”

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.

Silent Meditation

Benediction         *************************************************************************************************Calendar of Service  

December 25 at 10:15 AM - Keith Ray; No bulletin will be made for this service.

January 1, 2023 - Keith Ray

January 8 - Keith Ray                                                                                                                                       Communion;

Congregational Meeting to present and elect new Elders, present 2023 Budget

        Epiphany Stars

        1st Sunday Potluck meal

        Session meeting following worship service

January 15 - Lucy Youngblood; Installation of new Elders

January 22 - Keith Ray


Remember in prayer: Glennie Burns; Bonnie Marsden; Mary Alice Mundy; Tawny Booth (friend of Vicki Conrad-Wright); Sharon Fowler; Jason Harding; Friends and Family of Doug Vaughan; Bruce Kalley and family; Tim and Michael Little-Bell and family; Linda McFall; Mike Johnston; Whitney and Taylor Bishop (Whitney’s niece); Steve Hallowell; Pat Weddle; Jackie Moore;; Latha and Cheryl Semones; Immigrant families; Victims of all violence, oppression, and injustice; People of Ukraine.