DPS Christmas Sermon and Worship Resources
A Carol Communion Service:
by Mehrke in SD
Call to Worship:
P: May the Lord be with you all.
C: And with you, his servant.
P: Lift your hearts unto the Lord.
C: Lift we hearts most fervent.
P: Let us give our thanks to God. God made man confessing
C: Good and right it is to do, and it has God's blessing.
Great Thanksgiving (tune: Good King Wenceslas):
Blessing honor glory power unto God almighty Praise to you eternal Lord,
Father of all mercy Long ago you made us Lord, made us in your image. But through sin we
broke the form, of our Lord within us.
Still your love came shining through from heaven you did send us, Christ
to take on human flesh, here to live among us. He did suffered for our sin, died a death
most cruel. Now he lives and reigns in heaven, as its brightest jewel.
We the church on earth do sing, with the hosts of heaven. Glory to the
one who died, for he has arisen. The baby born at Bethlehem is the King of heaven. And we
praise your blessed name with the song unending.
The Song of Praise: (tune: Angels We Have Heard on High):
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of hosts, all praise be given! All your glory
fills the earth. all your power fills the heavens. Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in
Blessed is the King who came, bringing love and light divine. Blessed is
the King comes, in the bread and in the wine. Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis
Words of Institution (tune: Good Christian Friends Rejoice):
Good Christian friends rejoice with heart and soul and voice. On the
night he was betrayed, Jesus to the Father prayed: Bless this bread we are to eat, let it
bring forgiveness sweet. My body dwells there in, My body dwells there in.
Good Christian friends rejoice with heart and soul and voice. Next he
took the blessed cup, praying as he raised it up: In the wine forever more is the way to
Heavens door. My blood poured out for you, My blood poured out for you.
Good Christian friends rejoice with heart and soul and voice. Eat his
body drink his blood, share the peace thats from above. Angels sing of heaven's
bliss, as we share this Eucharist. Christ was born for this, Christ was born for this.
Lords Prayer: (tune: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing):
God our Father, God of fame, Hallowed be your saving name; Everywhere
your kingdom come, far away from here at home; May we to your will comply as the angels do
on high; Grant that we, our sins forgivn, follow in the way of heavn
Grant that we, our sins forgivn, follow in the way of heavn .
May we, even at our worst, show forgiveness shown us first. Guard us
from the tempting devil, and deliver us from evil. Yours the kingdom so sing we,
powr and glory ever be. Unto you while ages run. Yea, Amen! So be it done! Unto you
while ages run. Yea, Amen! So be it done!
Lamb of God (tune: O Little Town Of Bethlehem):
O Lamb of God from Bethlehem, where Mary gave you birth. Grant us your
grace and mercy, Redeemer of the earth. O Lamb of God forgive us, for we still live in
sin. Enter our hearts and guide our lives, give us your peace within.
During the Distribution of the Elements:
What Child is This
When Christmas Morn is Dawning
I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve
Post Communion Song ( tune: Away In A Manger):
Lord, now in your mercy your servants release. As your word has promised, Oh, Grant us
your peace. Our eyes, your salvation and mercy behold, Prepared for the nations as
A light to the Gentiles, by whom they now see The glory of Isrel
the Promised one be. Who lives now and ever, the heavens bright Son, With Father and
Spirit, eternally one.
Some of this setting I inherited from my predecessor & some is mine.
Specifically - I added the great thanksgiving, words of institution and lamb of God. Use
the preface, hymn of praise & lord's prayer if your conscience allows.