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Cowboy Christmas Eve at Church at the Chip

December 24, 2020

 

 


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God bless you,
The Church at the Chip family


Joy to the World

 

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare him room
And heav'n and nature sing
And heav'n and nature sing
And heav'n and heav'n and nature sing

Joy to the world! The Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hill 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


O Come, All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant
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
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven 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!

Yea, Lord we greeet Thee, born this happy morning
Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv'n
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing
O come, let us adore him
O come, let us adore him
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!


Christmas for Cowboys

 

Tall in the saddle we spend Christmas day
Drivin' the cattle on the snow-covered plains
All of the good gifts given today
Ours is the sky and the wide open range

Back in the cities, they have different ways
Football and eggnog and Christmas parades
I'll take the saddle; I'll take the reins
Christmas for Cowboys and wide open plains

A campfire for warmth as we stop for the night
The stars overhead are the Christmas tree lights
The wind sings a hymn as we bow down to pray
Christmas for Cowboys and the wide open plains

It's tall in the saddle we spend Christmas Day
Drivin' the cattle on the snow-covered plains
So many gifts have been opened today
Ours is the sky and the wide open range
It's Christmas for Cowboys and wide open plains


The Christmas Story

The World Waits

Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

The people who walked in darkness
   have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
   on them has light shone.
For to us a child is born,
   to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
   and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
   Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
   there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
   to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
   from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.


O Come O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

   Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
   Shall come to you, O Israel!

O come, thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heavenly home
Make safe the way that leads on high
And close the path to misery

 

   Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

   Shall come to you, O Israel!

O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight

   Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

   Shall come to you, O Israel!

 

Oh, come, Desire of nations, bind

In one othe hearts of all mankind

Oh, bid our sad divisions cease

And be yourself our King of Peace

 

   Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

   Shall come to you, O Israel!

 


God Rest ye Merry, Gentlemen

God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan's pow'r
When we were gone astray

   O tidings of comfort and joy
   Comfort and joy!
   O tidings of comfort and joy

From God our heav'nly Father
A blessed angel came
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name

"Fear not, then," said the angel
"Let nothing you afright
This day is born a Savior
Of a pure virgin bright
To free all those who trust in him
From Satan's power and might."

 


The Announcement to Mary

Luke 1:26-38

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should
be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of
Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea,
to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house
and ineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with
child.

And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave
birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him
in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.


Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung
Of Jesse's lineage coming
As men of old have sung
It came, a flow'ret bright
Amid the cold of winter
When half spent was the night

Isaiah 'twas foretold it
The Rose I have in mind
With Mary we behold it
The virgin mother kind
To show God's love a right
She bore to us a Savior
When half spent was the night


What Child is This?

What Child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping
Whom angels great with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping

   This, this is Christ the King
   Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
   Haste, haste to bring him laud
   The Babe, the Son of Mary

Why lies he in such mean estate
Where ox and ass are feeding
Good Christian, fear; for sinners here
The silent word is pleading


   Nails, spear shall pierce him through
   The cross be borne for me, for you
   Hail, hail the Word made flesh
   The Babe, the Son of Mary

So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh
Come, peasant, king, to own him
The King of kings salvation brings
Let loving hearts enthrone him

   Raise, raise the song on high
   The virgin sings her lullaby
   Joy, joy for Christ is born
   The Babe, the Son of Mary


The Birth of Jesus

Luke 2:1-7

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee
named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of
the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and
said, "Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!"

   But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of
   greeting this might be.

And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor
with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and
you shall call his name Jesus. He will beb great and will be called the Son of
the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father
David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom
there will be no end."

   And Mary said to the angel, "How will this be, since I am a virgin?"

And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power
of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be bron will be called
holy-the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also
conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
For nothing will be impossible with God."

   And Mary said, "Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according
   to your word." And the angel departed from her.


Mary Did You Know

Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Would someday walk on water
Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Would save our sons and daughters
Did you know that your baby boy 
Has comem to make you new
This child that you've delivered will
Soon deliver you

Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Will give sight to a blind man
Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Would calm the sea with his hand
Did you know that your baby boy
Has walked where angels trod
When you've kissed your little baby
Then you've kissed the face of God

   The blind will see, the deaf will hear

   The dead will live again
   The lame will leap, the dumb will speak
   The praises of the Lamb

Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Is Lord of all creation
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will one day rule the nations
Did you know that your baby boy
Was heaven's perfect Lamb
This sleeping child you're holding
Is the great "I Am"


Infant Holy/Away in a Manger

Infant holy, Infant lowly, for his bed a cattle stall
Oxen lowing, little knowing, Christ the Babe is Lord of all
Swift are winging angels singing, noels ringing, tidings bringing
Christ the Babe is Lord of all

 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
 The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head
 The stars in the sky looked down where he lay
 The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay

Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping vigil till the morning new
Saw the glory, heard the story, tididngs of a Gospel true
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow, praises voicing, greet the morrow
Christ the Babe was born for you


   Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay
  Close by me forever, and love me I pray
  Bless all the dear children in thy tender care
  And fit us for heaven to live with thee there


The Angels Sing to Shepherds

Luke 2:8-14

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over
their flock by night.

And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around
them, and they were filled with great fear.

And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy
that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in
swaddling cloths and lying in a manger."

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God
and saying, "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among those with who, he
is pleased!"


Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

   Gloria in excelsis Deo
   Gloria in excelsis Deo

Shepherds, why this jubilee
Why your joyful strains prolong
Say what may the tidings be
Which inspire your heav'nly song

   Gloria in excelsis Deo
   Gloria in excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King

   Gloria in excelsis Deo
   Gloria in excelsis Deo


Angels from the Realms of Glory

Angels from the realms of glory
Wing your flight o'er all the earth
Ye who sang creation's story
Now proclaim Messiah's birth

 Come and worship, come and worship
 Worship Christ, the newborn King

Shepherds in the fields abiding
Watching o'er your flocks by night
God with man is now residing
Yonder shines the infant light

   Chorus

Sages leave your contemplations
Brighter visions beam afar
Seek the great desire of nations
You have seen his natal star

   Chorus


All creation join in praising
God the Father, Spirit, Son
Evermore your voices raising
To th'Eternal Three in one

   Chorus


The Shepherds Visit Jesus

Luke 2:15-20

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said
to one another, "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has
happened, which the Lord has made known to us."

And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying
in a manger.

And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them
concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds
told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering the, in her heart.

And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard

and seen, as it had been told them.


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Hark, the hearald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With th'angelic host proclaim
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark, the hearld angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!

Christ by highest heav'n adored
Christ, the everlasting Lord
Late in time behold him come
Offspring of a virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see
Hail, th'incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with men to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark, the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Hail, the heav'n-born Prince of Peace
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings
Ris'n with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give us second birth
Hark, the hearald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"


Go Tell it on the Mountain

   Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere
   Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born

While shepherds kept their watching o'er silent flocks by night
Behold throughout the heavens there shone a Holy Light

The shepherds feared and trembled when lo! Above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus that hailed our Savior's birth

   Down in a lowly manger the humble Christ was born

   And brought us God's salvation that blessed Christmas morn!

 


The Christmas Message

 

From the mouth of Isaiah, who predicted the birth of God's Messiah:

 

For to us a child is born,
   to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
 and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
 Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
   there will be no end...

From the mouth of angels as they proclaimed the birth of God's Messiah:

Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And
this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in
a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and
saying,

"Glory to God in the highest,
   and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"


Silent 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 streams from heaven afar
Heavenly host 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


Closing Prayer