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December 24, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
                                    December 24, 2009
                Christmas Eve Service – Joy to the World

Prelude: Jen Hopwood
Welcome: Darrell Zook
Candles & Christmas Symbol: Clarabell Knapp, Corby Wuthrich,
                                               Tyler Knapp and Cayler Wuthrich

Singing: O Little Town of Bethlehem –Piano/Power Point
Scripture: Luke 2:1-7 by Marla Piper
Singing: Away in a Manger CD/Kids at the Manger
Scripture: Luke 2:8-20 by Pat Zook
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 by Chris Payne
Singing: O Come, All Ye Faithful –Piano/Power Point

Dramatic Sketches:
Christmas Carol Alive: Joy to the World
    Narrator: Dave Schooley                             Pianist: Clarabell Knap
    Young Isaac Watts: Baxter Knapp     Deacon Watts: Brian Knapp
    Lady Abney: Kathy Schooley                     Elizabeth Singer: Jen Hopwood          
   Older Isaac Watts: Bill Baughman
Christmas Carol Alive: Silent Night
    Narrator: Dave Schooley                 Franz Gruber: Paul Ramseyer
Candle Lighting and Silent Night
Prayer: Darrell Zook
Lights Up & Joy to the World!
Announcement of the Nativity . . . from a Monastary Prayer Book
In this era of the world’s history,
Jesus Christ, eternal God and Son of the eternal Father,
desires to save the world by his gracious coming.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and now after nine months. . .
He is born at Bethlehem in the Tribe of Judah
as Man from the virgin Mary . . .
This is how it took place,
the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh . . .
1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. 6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.  Luke 2:1-7 NKJV
Candle Lighting

With the singing of Silent Night, cast members will light candles and move up the aisles bringing the Light of Life to you.  We’ll sing and pray with candles lighted and then conclude the service with lights up and two verses of Joy to the World.  Have a Merry Christmas!

Production Notes
Power Point: Amy Wuthrich                Sound: Emma Payne
Costumes: Davis County Players         Lighting: Dan Payne
Set & Props: Pat and Darrell Zook
“Isaac Watts & Joy to the World” produced by special arrangement with Contemporary Drama Services of Colorado Springs, Colorado by Louis Merryman.  Adapted from “Christmas Carols Come Alive.”

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