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Children's Christmas Program
December 10, 2017

For a Service Bulletin for the 8:15 service, click here.

Prelude

Welcome & Announcements

Temple Talk—Global Barnyard

Skar Family Expression of Appreciation…………………………………………………………………………..…………………...Aldan Skar

Invocation and Preparing Our Hearts for Worship

Advent Dialogue
L: With joyful hearts filled with hope, we delight as the circle of light grows wider in the darkness of winter and of our age. In this season when we decorate our towns and our homes with lights and colorful symbols, may we also be busy decorating our hearts. Let us deck the halls of our hearts with deeds of compassion for the poor, with acts of love and service to one another and with kindness to all. May the preparation and decoration of our hearts rival the joyous beauty in our homes and cities.
C: Be consoled, O People of God, our Savior is near! May each deed of loving kindness hurry the coming of Emmanuel, the Light of God, into each of our lives and into the world.
Advent Candle Lighting

Advent Song …………………………....……. “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” ………………...………… ELW #257 (verses 3 & 4)

Hymn of the Day …...……………..……………............ “Messiah”

(Offering Received)
Offering Prayer
C. Out of dried up bones you can make a whole nation alive again. Out of lifelessness you can create vibrant abundance. Take our humble offerings and make of them an overflowing blessing from which the thirsty may drink and the downtrodden may find revival. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Act 1
Readings: Luke 1:26-35, Matt 1:18-24
Scene 1
Song: “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem”

Act 2
Reading: Luke 2:1-7
Scene 2
Songs: “Baby Jesus”
“Away in a Manger”

Act 3
Reading: Luke 2:8-20
Scene3
Songs: “Angels We Have Heard on High”
“Silent Night” (Children only for Verse 1)……......ELW# 281
(Congregation, Please join in for remaining verses)
Act 4
Reading: Matthew 2:1-12

Scene 4
Song: “Joy to the World” (Children only for Verse 1)
(Congregation, Please join in for remaining verses)

Dismissal
L: Go in peace. Share the good news.
C: Thanks be to God.

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