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Children's Activity Bulletin: Luke 2:8-20 -- Luke 2:8-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B

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Christ mass -- Isaiah 62:6-7, 10-12, Titus 3:4-7, Luke 2:8-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 1990
How we conceive Christmas is critical to our faith.
God in the Wings -- Isaiah 62:6-7, 10-12, Luke 2:8-20, Isaiah 62:6-7, 10-12 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B
Many in Christendom express concern that Christ is crowded out of Christmas by our fascination with

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Luke 2:8-20 -- Luke 2:8-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B

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The Village Shepherd

The Best Present Ever -- Luke 2:8-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- The Nativity of our Lord - C
Call to Worship: Come, let us go even now to Bethlehem with the shepherds and the

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The Best Present Ever -- Luke 2:8-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- The Nativity of our Lord - C
Call to Worship: Come, let us go even now to Bethlehem with the shepherds and the

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The shepherds demonstrate the principle... -- Luke 2:8-20 -- 1990
The shepherds demonstrate the principle of cause and effect.
Now in this same district... -- Luke 2:8-20 -- 1990
"Now in this same district there were shepherds out in the fields, keeping watch through the night o
Imagine the night, moonless. Imagine... -- Luke 2:8-20 -- 1990
Imagine the night, moonless. Imagine the world in its own shadow.

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The Other Shepherd Speaks -- Luke 2:8-20 -- Robert F. Scott -- 1996
The shepherds came to the manger, actors who play one brief scene and then vanish.

Prayer

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CHRISTMAS DAY -- Isaiah 62:6-7, 112, Psalm 97, Titus 3:4-7, Luke 2:8-20 -- B. David Hostetter -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

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Christmas -- Isaiah 62:6-7, 10-12, Titus 3:4-7, Luke 2:8-20 -- George M. Bass -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 1990
Note: A detailed study, with sermon suggestions, is available for the first Christmas service in Cyc

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The Angels' Song -- Luke 2:8-20 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
We don't talk or even think much about angels anymore.
Tough Guy No Longer -- Luke 2:8-20, Psalm 121 -- Charles Cammarata, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For a hard-working, family-oriented personTough Guy No Longer
The Shepherds -- Luke 2:8-20 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2001
This is the third in our "Witnesses To Christmas" series.
Shepherds And Bathrobes -- Luke 2:8-20 -- Thomas G. Long -- 1996
Sometimes the events described in the Bible bowl us over with their sheer size.

Worship

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God's coming salvation -- Isaiah 62:6-7, 10-12, Psalm 97, Titus 3:4-7, Luke 2:8-20 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: These verses are drawn from a larger passage that announces the imminent restoratio
The joy of salvation -- Isaiah 62:6-7, 10-12, Titus 3:4-7, Luke 2:8-20, Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Heth H. Corl -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1986
First Lesson: Isaiah 62:6-7, 10-12 Theme: The joy of salvation
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During the time of the Reformation, John Foxe of England was impressed by the testimony of the early Christians. He gleaned the pages of early historical writings, and wrote a book that has become a classic in the church: Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

One story he tells is about an early church leader named Lawrence. Lawrence acted as a pastor for a church community. He also collected the offerings for the poor each week and that led to his death.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
Christ, have mercy.


Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.

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The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
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Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
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Call To Worship
Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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