Bulletin: 7th Sunday after the Pentecost, Christmas in July – July 23, 2017

7th Sunday after the Pentecost

Christmas in July

New Street United Methodist Church      

Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon, Pastor

July 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

 

PRELUDE AND KINDLING OF THE LIGHTS            “Adeste Fidelis/Cantus Diversi”

WORDS OF WELCOME & ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION

 *CONGREGATIONAL SUNG OPENING:            “O Come All Ye Faithful”                                    No. 234

 *CALL TO WORSHIP:  

L:  Joy to the world! Christ has come.  He did not come riding on a war horse from the clouds.

P:  He came to us vulnerable and defenseless, born of a poor young couple with no place to lay him down but a manger!

L:  God’s Son was not sent to go to war against us over our wickedness.

P:  He came to instruct us, to make peace between us and God, and to heal us – all of us!

ALL:  Joy to the world! Christ has come!          

*SHARING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST

L:  The peace of Christ be with you.  P:  And also with you.

*CAROL SING: No. 240  “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” all verses

                        No. 245  “The First Noel”  verses 1, 3, 5

No. 239  “Silent Night, Holy Night” verses 1, 2

OPENING PRAYER:                                                                                                        by Tom White

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON:                                                                                                 Luke 2: 1-20

A TIME WITH THE CHILDREN                                                                                          by Kathy Blue           

SUNG RESPONSE:                                          “Away In a Manger” all verses                             No. 217                                                                                                                                                   SPECIAL MUSIC:           “A Medley of In the Beak Midwinter, He Is Born, and Lord of the Dance   

                                                                                              duet by Ksusha Lowry-Neufeld and Kim Lowry

GOSPEL LESSON:                                                                                                            Isiah 9: 2, 6-7           

MESSAGE:                                                                                                             the Rev. Millie Martin

PASTOR’S PRAYER

SUNG RESPONSE:                              “O, Little Town of Bethlehem”                                          No. 230                                                                        

GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS

OFFERING PRAYER (prayed by all)  God of Christmas, may this Christmas in July celebration remind us of the love, peace, hope, and joy found in Jesus Christ.  We offer you our treasures in gratitude for your presence with us in Jesus, called Emmanuel.  Thank you for the gift of love and redemption in Christ.  Amen.

OFFERTORY:                   “Masters in This Hall a French tune form Ancient Christmas Carols”                  

*OFFERTORY RESPONSE:                              “We Three Kings” verse 1                                  No. 254

NEWS OF GOD’S FAMILY AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

*CLOSING HYMN:                                             “Joy to the World”                                             No. 246  

*PASTOR’S BENEDICTION

*CONGREGATION SUNG BENEDICTION:        

 No. 665 “Go Now in Peace”      

            No.  234   “O Come All Ye Faithful” chorus only with words below, Sing 3X

“We’ll give him all the glory.  We’ll give him all the glory.

We’ll give him all the glory, Christ the Lord.”

*POSTLUDE

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*Indicates standing as you are able.

~We welcome all visitors to the morning worship.  We are blessed to have you with us.

~The altar flowers are given in honor of Meg Peterson by Margaret Rose and Steve Smith

**We welcome back to our worship service the Rev. Millie Martin.  Rev. Martin is a retired elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference and makes her home in Charles Town, WV.

Fellowship Hour is hosted by Bill Neufeld, Kim lowery, Kathy Blue, Sarah Raines, & Agnes Tabler

THOSE SERVING IN CHURCH TODAY:

Guest Preacher:  Rev. Millie Martin

Music Director:  Nancy Cleaver                          Organist/Pianist: Rose Gamblin

Worship Leader: Tom White

Acolyte:   Ksusha Lowry-Neufeld                         Reader: Andy White

Nursery: Sarah Raines

Greeters: TBA

FWS – Faith We Sing Hymnal

Worship resources come from ““Abingdon Worship 2015” edited by M. Scrife and B.J. Beu and “Flames of the Spirit” edited by R. Duck.

New Street United Methodist Church

Rev. G. Dee-Ann Dixon

P.O. Box 188, Shepherdstown, WV 25443     Street Address:  202 West New Street – Corners of Church and New Streets

Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Phone: (304) 876-2362

[email protected]   &   www.newstreetumc.com

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