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O Come, All Ye Faithful
Angels We Have Heard on High
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
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P: In the stable laying in the manger
C: Christ dwells among us and is one with us.
P: As Mary sings a lullaby and Joseph adores the child
C: Christ journeys with the marginal and welcomes the weary.
P: Come now to Bethlehem and see
C: The wonders God is doing among us.
P: Almighty God, you have filled all the earth with the light of your incarnate Word.
By your grace empower us to reflect your light in all that we do,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. 5He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace 8that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight 9he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. 11In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, 12so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. 13In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; 14this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God's own people, to the praise of his glory.
P: The holy gospel according to St. John, the 1st chapter.
C: Glory to you, O Lord.
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. 9The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
10He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. 12But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
14And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth. 15(John testified to him and cried out, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.'") 16From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known.
P: The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
P: We are Christmas people. As Jesus was born in the stable, we are born again to everlasting life.
C: We come to worship and bow down, to kneel and give thanks. We have come to worship Jesus.
P: In this meal we celebrate the gift God has given to us.
C: In the sharing of the bread and wine, we find forgiveness of sin and God's resurrection presence.
P: God has given us this gift to share.
C: We come to take part and be changed.
P: In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.
P: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
P: We give you thanks, O God, that in this bread and cup of Christ's very life, you give us food for our journey.
As you led the magi by a star, as you brought the holy family home again, guide us on the way unfolding before us.
Wherever we go, may our lives proclaim good news of great joy in Jesus Christ our Lord.
P: On this new day, the light of Christ shines bright and full.
C: With angels, thousand fold, we welcome him.
P: Christ the Lord is born for us.
C: Alleluia! Born for us, a Savior! Alleluia!
P: The blessing of Almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: Amen! Amen! Amen!
P: Go in peace. Christ is with you.
C: Thanks be to God.
There will be no Stretch & Pray today. We will resume next Sunday, January 9.
The church office will be closed Monday, January 3.
It is with the deepest gratitude that we would like to thank Pastor Henricks for his commitment to God and the congregation of Our Saviour Lutheran Church. His humble and faithful service has been such a blessing to all, and we want to celebrate him as he continues on the next part of his faith journey in retirement. Please join us as you are able for a celebration after service January 23.
The Flower Chart is located on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall. Cost is $25 a vase. New charts for the first 9 months of 2022 have been added. This is your chance to grab a special date for your special someone or special occasion.
The church office still has a few copies of the 2022 edition of Daily Texts that are available until the last one is claimed. Leave a check for $10 with the notation Daily Texts in the collection plate and Megan will work out the best way to get it to you.
There are many devotional materials on the blue bookshelf in the narthex. They are free for the taking. As you browse through them, take any that appeal to you for yourself or for sharing with someone else. If you have devotional materials that you would like to share, feel free to add them to the collection.