Welcome to our Online Worship This is the First Sunday After Christmas. The Season of Christmas lasts for twelve days until Epiphany on January 6. Epiphany is the oldest celebration of Christmas and traditionally the day we celebrate the arrival of the magi. In our worship this morning, we celebrate the Incarnation, the Word becoming flesh. Jesus was not only divine, but he was human. He was not only God's Son, but also the son of Joseph and Mary. All the fulness of divinity and humanity is found in Him. May God be blessed by our worship.
Call to Worship
O God, thank for this day that we can celebrate your coming into this world, the Word Become Flesh. We are grateful that you chose to enter humanity with us to show us the divine, to participate in our humanity that we might participate in your divinity as heirs of your kingdom. May our worship of you today be an expression of our devotion and adoration. Receive our worship for we offer it in the name of Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of Lords. Amen.
Joy Unto the World
The Birth of Jesus
Hope For Everyone
It's a Boy!
Mary Did You Know
A Christmas Prayer
O God, there is not many days more special than the day we remember the birth of your Son and our Savior. But on this Sunday after Christmas we pray that it would not just be a “day” that we celebrate your coming, but that for all the days to come we might be mindful that you are still coming to us, ready to be born anew in our hearts each and every day. So, Lord, as we ready ourselves to begin a new year, help us to recommit ourselves to allowing the Christ who was born in Bethlehem to reign in our hearts and in our lives today and for all the days to come.
O God, we have so many things to be grateful for in our lives. The gifts of family and friends and church. You provide for our needs and many of our wants. We live in a nation where we have the freedom to worship as we please. Your Spirit lives within us and gives us comfort and encouragement when we need it. We have the privilege of prayer. You give us your Word to sustain and feed us spiritually. We have a Savior who is our priest and constantly interceding for us. We have the hope of salvation. You have promised us a full and abundant life in the here and now and of eternal life in your presence.
O God, we recognize that all of us have things in our lives that are far from your desire and will for us. We pray that you would grant that the insights of the Christmas season may transform those things within us that are yet unconverted. Help us to learn to love and trust and follow your way in genuine repentance and commitment.
O God, we pray for our church as we are at the cusp of a new year. Make this church a Christmas congregation all year long and let the warmth and hope of this season shine in each of us in the coming year without fail. Let the generosity of both spirit and resources become the standard for us all the time, as we are caught up more and more in the Spirit of the One who was born in Bethlehem.
Now, O God, we ask that your Spirit would bring comfort and healing into the hearts of those who grieve, those who are ill, those who are in pain, those who find themselves in difficult circumstances and those who are lonely. We pray for the poor. We pray that you would infuse us with your presence and power that we may be caught up in your will for us as individuals and as a church. May we be committed to a vision of peace in our hearts, peace in our homes, peace in our nation and peace in the world. For this is your world and we are your people. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Singing Glory, Glory
Let us go from this place proclaiming that we have seen the glory of God. Believing that there is a light that shines in the darkness which the darkness shall not overcome. And may the love of the Creator, the joy of the Spirit, and the peace of the Christ-child, be with you this Christmas, and evermore