Christ the Light of the World – CRC Sunday Sermon

December 22, 2019 
(links to sermon and hymns are in blue font)

Pastoral Reading
Luke 2:7-14
4th Advent: The Angels

7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

Opening Hymn
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Trinity #196)

Focus this week: Alix Orr, age 22

Congregational Hymns
Angels We Have Heard on High (Trinity #214)
Angels From the Realms of Glory (Trinity #218)
Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Trinity #203)

Offering Hymn
Gentle Mary Laid Her Child (Trinity #229)

Joy has Dawned

Scripture Reading
John 8:12-30

Preaching the Word
Christ the Light of the World – John 1:1-14
YouTube link

Closing Hymn
As With Gladness Men of Old – Trinity #226

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