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2720 S University Drive • Fort Worth, TX 76109 • 817-926-6631 • UniversityChristian.org
December 24, 2019 | 12:00pm
Christmas Eve Worship
A Disciples of Christ Congregation
Joy to the World
December 24, 2019 Christmas Eve
The Sharing of the Bread and the CupGood People All, This Christmas Time • arr. Richard Lind
*Closing Hymn 150 | Hark! the Herald Angels SingHymn Tune: MENDELSSOHN
*Ringing of the Tower Bells
*PostludeJoy to the World • arr. Michael Bedford
Janet Pummill, organ
The Lord’s Supper (also called communion) is a celebration of Christ’s love for the world. Christ is the host and invites all to share in this meal. Our communion bread is free of gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast, eggs, soy, nuts, and corn and we also use alcohol-free grape juice.
University Christian Church is a welcoming faith community, and we are so happy you chose to worship with us today. We wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and pray with hope that the New Year will bring more peace, love, and joy to our world.
The New Year not only brings peace and joy from Christ’s birth, it also brings UCC’s 44th Annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival. Come celebrate the triumph of good over evil and the true meaning of Christmas the first weekend of January. The BHYLF is a wonderful way to celebrate Epiphany and ring in the New Year. Beautiful music, costumes and pageantry make the festival a unique experience you don’t want to miss!
January 4 and January 5
4:00pm | 6:00pm
44th Annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival
Join us for our next Worship Series starting January 5
Who are you?The beginning of a new calendar year is a time when we often reassess direction and ask questions yet again about who we are and where we are going in life. In this season of Epiphany, we’ll seek a renewed spirit and imagine what amazing transformation can happen when we live our best, most authentic lives.
Welcome to University Christian Church, we’re glad you’re here!
The information in these margins will help guide you through worship. If you have any questions, please ask a minister or anyone with a name tag.
Red text is read by the congregation.
Asterisks (*) indicate times when you are invited to stand. Feel free to remain seated if need be.
The Lord’s Prayer is a prayer that Jesus taught his disciples. It asks God to help us be generous, thankful, and humble. We say this prayer together at the end of the Pastoral Prayer.
You can find today’s
scripture readings on
page 638 of the Old
Testament and page 58
of the New Testament
in your pew Bible.
The Advent Wreath uses
candles to symbolize the
four weeks of Advent, the
time of preparation for
Christmas. Today as we
celebrate the birth of
Jesus, we light the Christ
candle in the center of
The homily is a message
based on scripture that
helps to strengthen faith
within the gathered
The Passing of the
Peace is one of the
most ancient worship
responses. Having received
Christ’s peace, we pass it on.
PreludeFugue in A Minor (BWV 100) • J.S. Bach Sean McCrary, guitar
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing • Neil Harmon Dr. Amy Stewart, organ
Welcome Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman
Ringing of the Tower Bells
*Call to Worship (from Psalm 98) Rev. Jessica Vacketta
One: Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; All: We shall break forth into grateful songs of praise! One: Sing songs of praise extolling God's love; All: We lift up our hearts with gratitude and joy!
*Processional Hymn 148 | O Come, All Ye Faithful Hymn Tune: ADESTE FIDELES
Call to PrayerRev. Jamie Plunkett
One: The Lord be with you. All: And with your spirit. One: Let us pray.
Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s PrayerAll: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy
kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
A Reading from the Prophets | Isaiah 9:2, 6-7Addison Gardner, reader
Congregational Hymn 164 | Good Christian Friends, RejoiceHymn Tune: IN DULCI JUBILO
Lighting of the Advent Wreath and Christ Candle
A Reading from the Gospels | Luke 2:1-20Andrew Darr, reader
Solo | Sweet Holy Child • Mary E. Caldwell Miles Baker, soloist
Homily | Let Heaven and Nature SingRev. Dr. Russ Peterman
*The Peace One: The peace of the Lord be with you. All: And also with you.
*Hymn of Response 143 | Joy to the WorldHymn Tune: ANTIOCH
Call to Offering and Receiving of GiftsGreensleeves • traditional English Sean McCrary, lute
Prayer of Dedication
Communion Hymn 144, stanzas 1 & 4 | O Little Town of Bethlehem Hymn Tune: ST. LOUIS
Invitation to the Table and Words of Institution Prayers for the Bread & Cup
Elders: Tod Miller and Laura Miller
December 24, 2019 Christmas Eve