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FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018 PASTOR: CLINT EVANS

PRELUDE
GREETINGS
SHARING OF JOYS & CONCERNS
THRESHOLD
*LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE
Reader 1: 
We continue this season of waiting by lighting the third candle, anticipating the light 
of the star that shone over Bethlehem for all to see. 
Reader 2: 
Uplifting God, we open ourselves to hear Your call today to recognize Your love all around us, and also see the potential to add to the love all around us–making our 
lives, our families, our communities, and our world a brighter place.
Spoken Response of the People: 
Fill us with Your peace and light; make the world so calm and bright. 
SPECIAL MUSIC BY MATEO MORENO
*SHARING GOD’S PEACE
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE
-Special performance by JAM Kids
OFFERING OF GIFTS/*DOXOLOGY 
PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

SPECIAL MUSIC BY CARTER LAZATIN
SPECIAL VIDEO “The Living Nativity”
SPECIAL MUSIC BY CARSTEN NIENHAUS
GOSPEL READING John 1:1-18  

MESSAGE
RESPONSE TO THE WORD

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY LEXANNA LAZATIN
*PRAISE SENTENCES
We praise you, O God!
You have known us since before we were born!
We love you, O God!
You know us better than we know ourselves!
We worship you, O God!
Your knowledge is more wonderful than we can imagine!
We glorify you, O God!
Your creation is ever-changing and ever-amazing!
We praise you, O God!
Your love is with us forever!
*THE LORD’S PRAYER
*UMH #384 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” 
*SENDING FORTH

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Please sign the attendance pads in the pews and sign our guest book if you are a visitor.
The Nursery is for children pre-school – 1st grade.
We will go Christmas Caroling this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. All are invited to attend.
The S/PPRC will meet Monday, December 17th at 6:00 p.m.
There will be JAM on Wednesday, December 19th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The sign-up sheets are 
at the back. Please sign-up if you can help in any way. 
Dinner On Us is Thursday, December 20th at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 
The Sign-up sheets are at the back.
A special “Happy 90th Birthday” to Marlis Schmitz on December 23rd. We wish you many 
more Happy Birthdays!
This week’s Prayer List includes: Eva Thoms, Nason Krzmarzick, Kelly Evans and Ari 
Krzmarzick.
Please check the chart for the “Blessed To Be A Blessing” project and take a “Christmas 
Tree” or give a call to one of the names for December.
COMING EVENTS:
If anyone would like to bring a Poinsettia “In Memory” or “In Honor” of a loved one please
let the office know by Wednesday, December 19th.
The Christmas Eve Service is Monday, December 24th at 5:00 p.m.