Worship Service

All Church Virtual Christmas Pageant & Family Service (December 24, 2020)

Service for the Worship of God

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Angels We Have Heard on High
Zach Berner and Emma Lally
gloria, arr. Joshua Parman

Christmas Greeting
Dr. Robert R. Laha

HYMN 133
O Come, All Ye Faithful

adeste fideles

1. O come, all ye faithful,
joyful and triumphant;
O come ye; O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come, and behold him, born the King of angels!

O come, let us adore him;
O come, let us adore him;
O come, let us adore him,
Christ, the Lord

2. True God from true God,
Light from light eternal,
born of a virgin, a mortal he comes;
very God, begotten, not created!

3. Sing, choirs of angels;
sing in exultation;
sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest!

4. Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be all glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!

Christmas Reflection
Rev. Katherine A. Stanford

Finding Our Place at the Nativity

Scripture Lessons

Luke 2:1–21; Matthew 2:1–12

HYMN 122 (Adult Choir)
Silent Night
stille nacht

HYMN 136 (Children’s/Family Choir)
Go, Tell It on the Mountain
go tell it

Adapted from “The Christmas Scene Revisited” by
Phyllis Vos Wezeman (EMI, 1990) and
Unity Presbyterian Church in Fort Mills, SC

HYMN 134
Joy to the World (Verses 1, 2 and 4)


1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her king;
let every heart prepare him room,
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

2. Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let all their songs employ,
while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

4. He rules the world with truth and grace,
and makes the nations prove
the glories of his righteousness
and wonders of his love,
and wonders of his love,
and wonders, wonders of his love.

Christmas Prayer and Blessing
Mrs. Noelle Castin

Call for Offering


In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
—J.S. Bach (1685–1750)

We offer many thanks to everyone who helped make this service possible.


Thank you to those who dedicated greens, poinsettias and holiday decorations this Christmas.

In Memory of …

  • Paul H. Bea, Sr., Art Lesniak and Drew Davis Smith, by Skip and Nancy Bea
  • Dear friends Carvel Markley and Ken Matthews, by Skip and Nancy Bea
  • Margaret Elizabeth Boggess, by the Boggess/Tolbert Family
  • Mary and Willett Elmore and June and Carl Elder, by the Elmore Family
  • Craig Powell, by Mary Hill
  • Joan San Filippo, by Monika Klinkman
  • Ben Laha, by Lynda and Grace Laha
  • The angels in our Family, by King and Grace Laughlin
  • Elaine Smiley, by Wendy, Alan, Liam and Thomas Matney
  • Barbara Metcalf, William Metcalf and Byrdie Metcalf, by Anne Metcalf
  • Loved Ones, by Larry and Jean Rood
  • Their grandparents/great-grandparents George & Lavina Staley, Catherine & Lee Fuhrman, Bob & Jean Herlin, and George & Mildred Pollard, by Terry, Ann, Leah and Benjamin Staley
  • Abby and Ellie, by Leah and Benjamin
  • Her parents, Grace and Marvin Gunderson, by Marilyn Stegman
  • Her friend, Betty Heiby, by Marilyn Stegman
  • Our parents, Mr & Mrs. Handley Ward, Sr., and Mr. & Mrs. August Wilkening, by Ginger and Clifford Wilkening

In Honor of …

  • Their mothers, Evelyn Bea and Mary Ellen Heaton, by Skip and Nancy Bea
  • Grandparents (Tom and Jan Brewer, Larry and Peggy Toney), by Rob, Lottie, Katerina and Johann Brewer
  • OPMH staff, by the Elmore Family
  • Their daughters, Beth and Cate, by Tim and Judi Elmore
  • Their children and grandchildren, by Debbie and Mike Farmer