December 24, 2016

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church

Pastor David Range

Order of Worship December 24, 2016 Christmas Eve 7:30 pm

As a courtesy to all. Please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.

Please stand as you are able for items marked with asterisk*

Call to worship 

Lighting the Christ candle

One voice: The journey began in Nazareth.

Many voices: Mary, you will have a son.

One voice: The journey continues to Bethlehem.

Many voices: There is no room at the inn.

One voice: The journey continued to a field of shepherds.

Many voices: I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.

One voice: The journey continued to a manger.

Many voices: And he shall be called the Son of God.

One voice: The journey is a journey of light.

Many voices: And now the Light is here!

One voice: And it is the Light of the World!

All voices: Amen! Amen! Amen!

*Opening Hymn 234                                                     O Come All Ye Faithful

Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

First Lesson--The Prophets Promise the Savior, Numbers 24:16-17; Isaiah 7:14; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Micah 5:2, 4; Isaiah 9:6

Hymn 203                                                                Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Second Lesson--Mary hears the news, Luke 1:26-38

Hymn 215                                                            To a Maid Engaged to Joseph

Third Lesson--Mary visits Elizabeth, Luke 1: 39-55

Hymn 242                                                        Love Came Down At Christmas

Fourth Lesson--Joseph learns the truth, Matthew 1:18-25

Hymn   217                                                                            Away in a Manger

Fifth Lesson--Jesus is born and the angels announce the birth, Luke 2:1-14

Sixth Lesson--The shepherds find the baby, Luke 2:15-20

Hymn 220                                                        Angels from the Realms of Glory

Reception of Tithes and Offerings, in aid of the United Methodist Children’s Home, Deltona, Florida.


Seventh Lesson--The wise men follow the star, Matthew 2:1-11

Hymn 249                                                                     There’s a Song in the Air

Eighth Lesson--The family returns from Egypt and Simeon recognizes the Messiah, Matthew 2:19-23, Luke 2:25-32

Hymn 230                                                                O Little Town of Bethlehem

Ninth Lesson-- The apostles explain the meaning, John 1:1, 3, and 14;

Colossians 1:15, 17; Hebrews 1:1-3, Second Corinthians 4:6, 8:9;

Philippians 2:6-7; John 1:11-12

Hymn 219                                                                               What Child Is This?

Sermon                 “Such a Babe in Such a Place”                 Pastor David Range

Hymn 240                                                                Hark the Herald Angels Sing (please ring your bell on the chorus only)

The Light Spreads Into Every Hand--please pass the candlelight to your neighbor and leave the church for the parking lot with the right side exiting past the fellowship hall, and the left side going towards the Sunday School wing. Meditative music will play as we quietly consider our Savior’s birth

Hymn outside in a circle--239                                                            Silent Night

Please take your bulletin with you

Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright

Round yon virgin mother and child. Holy infant, so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.


Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake, at the sight;

Glories stream from heaven afar, heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!

Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born!


Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light;

Radiant beams from thy holy face with the dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.


Silent night, holy night, wondrous star, lend thy light;

With the angels let us sing, Alleluia to our King;

Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born!

Benediction under the stars

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tomorrow morning, we have one joint service at 10:00 a.m.

We also have a special Watchnight Service on Saturday December 31

starting at 10:30 pm.


Pastor:  David Range

Pre School Director:  Marleni Brant-Pomare

Music Director: Donna Simms

Administrative Assistant:  Beth Davey

Custodian: Robin Ramtahal

Treasurer: Mario Perez

Miramar United Methodist Church

2507 Utopia Drive,

Miramar, FL 33023,

Phone 954-989-4711, Fax 954-989-4315








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