PRELUDE – “O Holy Night” by Lauren Daigle

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Zechariah 2:10

Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion,

for behold, I come and I will dwell in your midst,

declares the Lord.

SONG –

Angels from the Realms of Glory” by Henry Thomas Smart and James Montgomery

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 5:4-6

You are not a God who delights in wickedness;

evil may not dwell with you.

The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;

you hate all evildoers.

You destroy those who speak lies;

the Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:9, 2:1-2 [NIV]

If we confess our sins,

God is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

We have an advocate with the Father – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins,

and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

SONG –

Joy to the World” by George Frideric Handel and Isaac Watts

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG –

Good Christian Men Rejoice” by John Mason Neale

SCRIPTURE READING – John 1:1-14

SERMON – “A Brief Biblical Theology of God Dwelling Among His People”

SONG –

O Little Town of Bethlehem” by Lewis Henry Redner and Phillips Brooks

THE LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION – From The Book of Common Prayer

O God,

you make us glad by the yearly celebration of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ:

Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our Redeemer,

may with sure confidence behold him when he comes to be our Judge;

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Handel’s Messiah” by Jenny & Tyler