“The Gifts of Christmas”
Presented by…Your Vernon Youth
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The Gospel Reading is given by your very own Pastor Molly…
Children’s Christmas Program…“The Gifts of Christmas”
A Very Special Treat…Ann Morrow on Handbells playing, “Still, Still, Still” German carol arr Page
Another Wonderful Duet…Joseph Loeffler-Bell on Keyboard and Carol Alms on Piano, Playing “Meditation” by Massenet
Prayer of the Day:
Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to the words of your prophets, that,
anointed by your Spirit, we may testify to your light; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
John 1:6-8, 19-28
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.
The Testimony of John the Baptist – This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, ‘I am not the Messiah.’ And they asked him, ‘What then? Are you Elijah?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ ‘Are you the prophet?’ He answered, ‘No.’ Then they said to him, ‘Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?’ He said,‘I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of the Lord” ’, as the prophet Isaiah said.
Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. They asked him, ‘Why then are you baptizing if you are neither the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?’ John answered them, ‘I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know, the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.’ This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.
Worship Music (not covered during the Youth Program)…
May Christ, the Sun of righteousness, shine upon you and scatter the darkness from before your path. Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen.
Go in peace. Prepare the way of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
What are “The Gifts of Christmas” ???
Lighting of the Advent Wreath:
Vernon’s Handbell Choir:
Children’s Handbell Choir:
Youth Solo Speakers:
All as One Singers:
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