December 25, 2018                        Christmas Day

Order of Service: Morning Meditation, page 64 of the blue supplement

Opening Hymn: Hymn 49, Rejoice, Rejoice This Happy Morn

Psalm of the Day: (Replaced by Hymn 35)

Hymn 35, Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Reading and Sermon: Based on 1 Kings 11:1-10

Choral Selection (replaces Canticle): "Rejoice, O Saints in Waiting" by Melvin Rotermund

Prayer of the Day (spoken together)

Almighty God, grant that the birth of your only Son in the flesh may set us free from our old bondage under the yoke of sin; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Closing Hymn: Hymn 530, Hark! The Church Proclaims Her Honor