Service December 23, 2018

Huguenot United Methodist Church

10661 Duryea Drive

Richmond, VA  23235-2106


 December 23, 2018


(UMH = United Methodist Hymnal, TFWS = The Faith We Sing, found in the Hymnal Rack)


Welcome and Announcements



*Call to Worship

Prepare the Way of the Lord The Choir
Leader: Out of Bethlehem comes one who is to rule in Israel.
All: He shall be great to the ends of the earth.
Leader: Our spirits rejoice in God our Savior.

God’s mercy extends from generation to generation. 

Holy is God’s name!


Mighty God, on this day we are welcomed into your house. We have come together to speak of the promise that calls us. From a village called Bethlehem comes a leader, God’s beloved, to govern God’s people – to lead us as a shepherd, guiding His flock to water and good pasture. With origins deep in the past, comes a child about to be born, one, whose greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth, bringing peace and good will to all people.  To the glory of God’s name, we pray.  Amen.


Lighting the Prince of Peace Advent Candle        Lu Ann and Art Klotz


*Hymn of Advent            The First Noel  UMH # 245
       vs. 1 & 5

Call to Confession

In the world, and in this season, there are many claims on our lives. We take this time to remember that in our baptism, Christ claimed us as His own. We acknowledge before God and one another that we have not followed Jesus Christ with all our heart and mind and strength. Let us pray:


Our Prayer of Common Confession

God our Savior, we ask for your mercy.  Though we have heard Mary’s song, we still seek security in pride, in power, and in possessions.  Though we know your story, we resist the costs of following you.  We pass by those considered lowly in this world.  We turn away from hungry people who still wait to be filled.  Forgive us we pray.  Help us to work for the justice you intend.  Make us messengers of the peace you bring.  As we wait for you, turn our apathy into acts of love and service.  We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, who taught us to pray:


All offer prayers of confession in silence.


The Lord’s Prayer


*Hymn of Gratitude        Infant Holy, Infant Lowly               UMH # 229


Moments with the Children                                                        Sara Abbott


*Hymn of Promise     Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus        UMH # 196


*Passing the Peace of Christ


Old Testament Lesson


Micah 5: 2-5a


*The Holy Gospel Lesson            Luke 1: 39-45


This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


*Hymn of Yearning     O Come, O Come, Emmanuel              UMH # 211 vs. 1-4


*The Magnificat           The Canticle of Mary                              UMH # 199


Anthem                          My Soul Gives Glory to My God            The Choir


Witness to the Word       

                                                Prayers and Carols


Pastor Gay Hall


*The Gloria Patri

  Glory be to the Father

  and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

  world without end.  Amen.


Receiving Our Tithes and Gifts


Pastoral Prayer                                                                      Pastor Gay Hall


Organ Offertory           The First Noel                                      Wilbur Held


*The Doxology           

             Angels We Have Heard on High


             GLORIA, IN EXCELSIS DEO!          


     UMH # 238

Refrain only



*Hymn of Commitment    

                                       O Come, All Ye Faithful



UMH # 234

vs. 1-3 & 6



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Huguenot Ministry Staff

 Pastor:  Gay Brown Hall                             434-548-3515,

 Director of Music: Stuart Joerg

 Office Administrator:  Elaine Grider

 Preschool Director:  Debbi Mintz

 Nursery Caregiver: Rosalie Koch

Virginia Conference Leadership             

  Conference Bishop:  Sharma D. Lewis

  Richmond District Superintendent:   Peter M. Moon

Worship Leaders

 Acolyte:  James Lowery

 Liturgist:  Wayne Taney

Offering Counters: Claudine Pavlik and Andy Wright

Ushers: Elma and Claude Cooper

 Coffee Fellowship: (open)

 Nursery Caregiver:  Rosalie Koch

Child Care Assistant:  Judy Smith

Huguenot United Methodist Church
10661 Duryea Dr, Richmond, VA  23235-2106
(804) 272-6820