Order of Worship 11 pm 12/24/14

Christmas Eve Contemporary Candlelight Service
December 24, 2014
11:00 p.m. In Fellowship Hall
“O Come, All Ye Faithful”/“We Adore You”
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant;
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem!
Come and behold Him – born the King of angels!
O come, let us adore Him! O come, let us adore Him!
O come, let us adore Him – Christ, the Lord!
Sing, choirs of angels’ sing in exultation;
O sing all ye bright hosts of heav’n above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest!
O come, let us adore Him! O come, let us adore Him!
O come, let us adore Him – Christ, the Lord!
We adore You. We adore You. Jesus.
“Joy To the World!”
Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing, and Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.
Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.
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.
Let heaven and nature sing, “Glory to God in the Highest”
© 2012 Zach Bolen Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial CCLI #249114
Scripture Readings
Isaiah 9:2-7
Titus 2:11-14
Pastor Carolyn Cranston
Pastor Tom Moore
“Light Shine In”
Paul Mabury/Jacob Sooter
Arise, for the battle's won. Our hearts bow down to the risen Son.
The risen Son. Arise, raise your hands and sing to the one God,
to the one God.
You are the matchless King who tore down the gates of the enemy.
Make way for Christ and sing,
“Let Your kingdom come, let Your kingdom come.”
© 2012 Sony/ATV Timber PubTV Cross Keys Pub/HBC Worship Music CCLI #249114
Scripture Reading
Luke 2:1-20
Kevin Vinay, Dir. Youth Ministry
Christmas Mission Offering
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others throughout this coming year
by supporting the Christmas Mission Offering.
Place your gift in the green Christmas envelope.
Look for them on your chair or request one from an Usher.
Offering “We Have A Saviour”
A child has been given. The King of our freedom.
Sing for the light has come, this is Christmas.
Come and adore Him and bring gifts before Him.
Joy to the world, worship the Son. This is Christmas.
This is Jesus, Emmanuel, here with us tell all the world.
We have a Saviour, we have a Saviour.
We are no longer lost ‘cause He has come down for us.
We have a Saviour, we have a Saviour.
Sing with the angels and lift up your voices.
Join in the song of hope. This is Christmas.
His love will reign forever.
© 2012 Hillsong Music Publishing and Unknown CCLI #249114
Pastor Tom Moore
Lord’s Prayer
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And
lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Lighting of the Christ Candle
Mark Whitsel, Lead Pastor
Lighting of the Christmas Candles
“Silent Night, Holy Night”
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.
Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar; Heavenly hosts sing alleluia.
Christ the Savior is born! Christ the Savior is born!
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.
Silent night, holy night, wondrous star, lend thy light.
With the angels let us sing, Alleluia to our King.
Christ the Savior is born! Christ the Savior is born!
Merry Christmas!
If you have provided a memorial poinsettia, you may take
one after the service. Please choose any live flower (do not
take a silk flower) from in the Sanctuary or Great Room.
If you do not have a church home, we would love to have you worship here with
us. Our traditional worship service, using choir and organ, is at 9:30 am in the
Sanctuary. At 11:00 am in the Great Room we have a contemporary worship
service with a band. Childcare and classes for children are at both service
times. Everyone is invited to participate in the following ministries:
Based in Scripture, “Believe” is guiding us in how to think, act, and be like
Jesus. Our preaching is based on this study. It answers three driving questions:
• What do I believe?
• What should I do?
• Who am I becoming?
Small and Large group meetings on Monday and Thursday evenings, and
Thursday mornings. Call the office for times.
Music Ministry
We have opportunities for your musical talents to be used. Our Adult Chancel
Choir, that sings at the 9:30 am worship service, meets weekly on Thursdays,
7:30-9:00 pm in the Music Room. For anyone who plays an instrument,
contact Jonathan in the office and we will include you in our line-up.
Children’s Choir
Age 4 through 5th grade meet on Mondays from 6:00 - 6:45 pm in the Music
Room. For more information, call Jonathan at 412-655-2000 x129.
Children’s Ministry
Parents: your kids will love our Sunday programs all year-round! Children in
Worship from 9:30 -10:30 am and Children’s Church from 11:00 am-Noon.
Olympian program meets on Mondays, 6:45 - 8:15 pm from September
through April and is for PS-5th grade.
Youth Ministry
Sunday morning program using the church-wide “Believe” curriculum. Meet
in the Youth Room at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings to grow in your faith. From
October - May, our dynamic youth ministry will challenge your 6th-12th graders.
Throughout the year they can participate in Bible Studies, small groups, and
retreats. Contact Debbie at 412-655-2000 x131.
Middle School Youth
After School Program: Tuesdays, 2:30 - 4:00 pm Complete homework,
watch cartoons, play appropriate video or gym games.
CrossOver: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
High School Youth
CrossOver: Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm.
Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church
199 Old Clairton Rd
Pittsburgh PA 15236
Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church
199 Old Clairton Road Pittsburgh, PA 15236
To contact a member of our staff, call 412-655-2000 and ask for the extension listed.
To send email, unless otherwise noted, use the person’s first name, followed by
Head of the Church:
Jesus Christ
Administrative Staff
Donna Morgan
Joyce Scott
Linda Stout
Jackie Eby
Church Administrator
Financial Administrator
Administrative Assistant
Assisting in the Business Office
ext. 143
ext. 133
ext. 124
ext. 132
Children’s Ministries
Debbie Sauter, Elder
Interim Director
Bill Rust
Karen Monath
Vi Jones
Warren Scheifele
Assistant Director
Evening Facilities
Evening Facilities
The Congregation
Mother’s Day Out
Erin Pilarski
The MDO direct number is 412-655-4219
Mark Whitsel
Carolyn Cranston
Joan Johnston
ext. 134
ext. 127
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Lead Pastor
Temporary Associate Pastor
ext. 125
ext. 150
ext. 136
Worship/Music Ministries
Jonathan Wooding
Mike Meiers
Contemporary Worship Leader
Jeanne Hutchison
Administrative Assistant
ext. 129
ext. 129
ext. 128
Youth Ministries
Kevin Vinay
Debbie Tobias
ext. 130
ext. 131
Administrative Assistant