“ G i f t s Fr o m t h e M a n g e r ” A C h i l d r e n’s C h r i s t m a s S e r v i c e by K a r e n M a i o Monday, December 24, 2012 • 5:00pm Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church • Kewaunee, Wisconsin Officiant – Rev. Michael Sullivan Organist – Mrs. Tonya Fenendael Pre-Service Music Grades 5-8 Instrumental Selections Dana Richard - Vocal Selection Rachel and Aubree Dax - Instrumental Selections Processional “Oh Come Little Children” Children & Congregation 1. Oh, come little children, o, come, one and all, To Bethlehem haste, to the manger so small. God’s Son for a gift has been sent you this night To be your Redeemer, your Joy and Delight. 2. He’s born in a stable for you and for me; Draw near by the bright gleaming starlight to see, In swaddling clothes lying, so meek and so mild, And purer than angels, the heavenly child. 3. See, Mary and Joseph with love beaming eyes Are gazing upon the rude bed where he lies. The shepherds are kneeling, with hearts full of love, While angels sing loud hallelujahs above. 4. Kneel down and adore him with shepherds today. Lift up little hands now and praise him as they. Rejoice that a Savior from sin you can boast, And join in the song of the heavenly host. Welcome: Pastor Sullivan Children’s Song: “It’s Christmastime” God gives us the gift of the WORD made flesh Narration Recitation Jared Zellner Grades 7 & 8 Children’s Song: Narration Recitation “From Heaven Above” Grades Pre-K & K Jared Zellner Grades 7 & 8 Congregational Hymn “Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord” vs. 1 “Savior of the Nations, Come” vs. 2 & 5 1. Let the earth now praise the Lord, Who has truly kept his word And at last to us did send Christ, the sinner’s help and friend. 2. Not by human flesh and blood, By the Spirit of our God Was the Word of God made flesh, Woman’s offspring, pure and fresh. 5. Praise to God the Father sing, Praise to God the Son, our King, Praise to God the Spirit be Ever and eternally God gives us the gift of a KING Narration Recitation Narration Recitation Narration Emily Schunke Grades 5 & 6 Emily Schunke Grades 5 & 6 Emily Schunke Hymn #61 “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” vs. 1 Children 1. Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King; Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!" Joyful, all you nations rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With th' angelic host proclaim, "Christ is born in Bethlehem!" Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King!" vs. 2-3 Congregation 2. Christ, by highest heav'n adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord, Late in time behold him come, Offspring of a virgin's womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, Hail th' incarnate Deity! Pleased as man with us to dwell, Jesus, our Immanuel! Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King!" 3. Hail, the heav'nly Prince of Peace! Hail, the Sun of Righteousness! Light and life to all he brings, Ris'n with healing in his wings. Mild he lays his glory by, Born that we no more may die, Born to raise us from the earth, Born to give us second birth. Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King!" God gives us the gift of JOY Narration: Recitation Narration Recitation Narration Haylie Novak Grades 3 & 4 Haylie Novak Grades 3 & 4 Haylie Novak Congregational Hymn CW #34 “Now Sing We, Now Rejoice” 1. Now sing we, now rejoice, Now raise to heav’n our voice; He from whom joy streameth Poor in a manger lies; Not so brightly beameth The sun in yonder skies. Thou my Savior art! Thou my Savior art! 2. Come from on high to me; I can-not rise to thee. Cheer my wearied spirit, O pure and holy Child; Through thy grace and merit, Blest Jesus, Lord most mild, Draw me unto thee! Draw me unto thee! 3. Now through his Son doth shine The Father’s grace divine. Death o’er us had reigned Through sin and vanity; He for us obtained Eternal joy on high. May we praise him there! May we praise him there! 4. Oh, where shall joy be found? Where but on heav’nly ground? Where the angels singing With all his saints unite, Sweetest praises bringing In heav’nly joy and light. Oh, that we were there! Oh, that we were there! God gives us the gift of LOVE Narration Recitation Narration Recitation Brooke Walechka Grades Pre-K & K Brooke Walechka Grades Pre-K & K Children’s Song “Oh Lord How Shall I Meet You” God gives us the gift of HOPE Narration Recitation Samantha Ferron Grades 1 & 2 Hymn CW #51 “I Am So Glad When Christmas Comes” vs. 1-2 Children 1. I am so glad when Christmas comes, The night of Jesus’ birth, When Bethl’em’s star shone as the sun, And angels sang on earth. 2. The little child of Bethlehem, He was a king indeed! For he came down from heav’n above To help a world in need. vs. 3-4 Congregation 3. He lives again in heaven’s realm, The Son of God today; And still he loves his little ones And hears them when they pray. 4. I, too, shall sing my Savior’s praise, My joy, my crown, my Lord; For he has made me his own child By water and the Word. 5. And so I love each Christmas Eve, And I love Jesus, too; And that he loves me ev’ry day I know so well is true. God gives us the gift of LIGHT Narration Recitation Mason Stauber Grades 7 & 8 Children’s Song “Shine on Me” God gives us the gift of LIFE Narration Recitation Recitation Recitation Alex Robinson Grades 5 & 6 Grades 3 & 4 Grades 5 & 6 God gives us the gift of PEACE Narration Recitation Recitation Narration Recitation Andrew Richard Grades Pre-K & K Grades 1 & 2 Andrew Richard Grades 1 & 2 Hymn CW #60 “Silent Night! Holy Night” Children vs. 1 1. Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright, Round yon virgin mother and child. Holy Infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace. Congregation vs. 2-3 & German 2. 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! 3. 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. Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht! Alles schlaeft, einsam wacht, Nur das heilige Elternpaar. Das im Stalle zu Bethlehem war, Bei dem himmlischen Kind, Bei dem himmlischen Kind. Pronounced: Shtee-lay nockt, hi-lig-gay nockt! Ollis shlayft, ine-sum vockt Nure dos hi-lig-gay el-turn-par Dos im shtah-lay tzu Bait-le-hem var Bye dame him-lish-en Kint, Bye dame him-lish-en Kint Prayer Offering Prayer M: C: M: C: M: C: M: C: Dear Lord Jesus, you came into this sin-sick world to be our Savior from sin. We thank you for your gift of love as the Word made flesh. You show us that you are the true and only way to salvation and how we are now a new creation in you. We thank you for your gifts of light and life. We rejoice with the angels that we can come before you in prayer and gladly proclaim the news of our Savior’s birth. We thank you for your gifts of peace and joy. Reign in our hearts, Lord Jesus, both now and in eternity. We thank you for your gifts of hope from the newborn King. The Lord’s Prayer All: 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. Blessing Announcements Congregational Recessional Hymn CW #62 “Joy to the World” 1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let ev’ry heart prepare him room And heav’n and nature sing, And heav’n and nature sing, And heav’n, and heav’n 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. 3. No more let sins and sorrows grow Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make his blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as the curse is found. 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 Eve Candlelight Worship “A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols” will be the theme for the Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service this evening at 7:00pm. Christmas Day Worship Come tomorrow at 9:00am to view, in depth, the events surrounding the night Jesus was born. We will observe God’s wonderful glory displayed in all meekness, and consider the profound importance of the angels message for us. Offering Envelopes for 2013 Envelopes for 2013 are available for pick-up in the Narthex and as always: Do Not Use Envelopes from a Previous Year as Your 2013 Number May Be Different than Your 2012 Number, and We Record Contributions by Number – Not by Name. Please contact Julie Siegmund or Bob Cox if you have any questions. Thank You! The Sunday School teachers and Pastor Sullivan wish to thank everyone for their cards, gifts, and encouragement at this holy time of year. These things are greatly appreciated and not soon forgotten! We thank the Newborn King for the gifts and abilities of the participants in all of our Christmas Worship Services. – students, choirs, vocalists, organists, musicians, ushers, etc. Thank you to all who enhanced the Christmas Worship Services with the many Christmas trimmings – to the Board of Youth Christian Education for trimming the trees; to the Men’s Club for their Christmas decorating of the inside and outside of His House, Immanuel; to those who gave poinsettias to adorn His Altar and Church; to the Paul and Brenda Nimmer family and the Greg and Sandy Hlinak family for the beautiful poinsettia tree that adorns the Church Nave. Grateful thanks to everyone and anyone who we may not have mentioned. Please know that your thoughtfulness and generosity at this most holy time is truly appreciated. The Lord does know who you are! Thank you sincerely! May God fill your heart with the true joy of Christmas, the birth of our Savior and Lord, and may the ChristChild bless you and yours with many Christmas blessings and many peaceful and happy moments!
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