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Category: Advent

Speaker: David Meredith


A Christmas to Remember 

Remembering as presented in Scriptures is a meaningful, sacred participation in the reality of past events resulting in powerful implications for one’s life in the present! Share in worship and prayer as Pastor David Meredith "Our Map" for Christmas Eve.

Luke 2:1-20 

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among all with whom God is pleased!” When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child; and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

Hebrews 8:10-12

“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel After those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their minds, And I will write them on their hearts. And I will be their God, And they shall be My people… For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And I will remember their sins no more.”

We will be led in song and praise by the Armstrong Chancel Choir directed by Ben Basone and accompanied by Stacy Haney on the organ and piano. Today, the choir has a special music selection Dulci JubiloGo Tell It on the Mountain, Carol of the Bells and Behold a Star from Jacob Shining. We will sing songs to our savior with UMH, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Love Came Down at Christmas, Angels We Have Heard on High and Silent Night, Holy Night


 During this service-PASSING OF THE LIGHT OF CHRIST- The ushers will share the light from the Christ Candle. Allow the person with the lit candle to hold theirs upright. Tip the unlit candle and receive the light. Following the last verse please extinguish the candles. Please assist children that are participating. Thank you to the Camp Family for lighting the Advent Wreath. 

Production Team: we want to thank the Armstrong Youth and Alex K for helping with running the visuals during the stream, staff on location, Shanon Rice, Director of Digital Programming and Communications, and Kashena Rhoill, Digital Associate.



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