12-24-22 Christmas Eve Worship Folder

Christmas Eve


6:30 pm



Advent Wreath: Presentation Candle

Cause to Worship                                      Matthew 2:11

And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 


* Hymn # 196              “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

* Hymn # 195           “Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come” 

Scripture Reading                                     Matthew 2:1-6

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: “ ‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’ ”

Pastor: This is the Word of our God.

Congregation: The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever. 

* Hymn # 200              “It Came upon the Midnight Clear” 

Affirmation of Faith

The Westminster Larger Catechism, 45, The Kingly Christ

Q. How doth Christ execute the office of a king?

A. Christ executeth the office of a king, in calling out of the world a people to himself, and giving them officers, laws, and censures, by which he visibly governs them; in bestowing saving grace upon his elect, rewarding their obedience, and correcting them for their sins, preserving and supporting them under all their temptations and sufferings, restraining and overcoming all their enemies, and powerfully ordering all things for his own glory, and their good; and also in taking vengeance on the rest, who know not God, and obey not the gospel.

* Hymn # 203                   “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” 

* Prayer for Illumination 

Sermon Series: Advent 2022: Christ in the Pentateuch 

* Sermon Text:                                    Numbers 24:10-19 

* Pastor: Thus far the reading of God’s holy Word. And may God add His blessing to the reading of His Word.

* Congregation: Thanks be to God! 

Sermon Title: “The Star Is Born”          Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

* Candle Lighting: Hymn # 210  “Silent Night! Holy Night!”

Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright

round yon virgin mother and child.

Holy infant, so tender and mild,

sleep in heav’nly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night! Holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight!

Glories stream from heaven afar,

heav’nly 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 


Sermon Outline: Numbers 24:10-19      “The Star Is Born”

God insists on blessing his otherwise cursed people through his only-begotten King. 

Failing Kings




Reigning King




  • Romans 11:33-36

    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!
    For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has given a gift to Him that he might be repaid?
    For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.

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