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					First Evangelical and Reformed Church
                 320 W. Wayne St. Lima, OH 45801
        We are a Bible based Church that presents God’s relevant word
                     of caring and sharing for all people.

                      Rev. Edward Rinehart, Pastor
              Pastor’s E-Mail: revrinehart@midohio.twcbc.com

Church Office: (419) 222-6700                   Sunday School – 9:00 am
Pastor’s Study: (419) 222-6200                  Worship     – 10:15 am
Parsonage:      (419) 225-8592

Church E-Mail:                                  Church Website:
firstchurch@midohio.twcbc.com                   www.firstchurchlima.com

 PLEASE SIGN THE BLACK ATTENDANCE BOOK AND PASS DOWN.
    Visitors are invited to take the Welcome Packet found inside the cover.

                Wednesday, December 24, 2009
                MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!


THE PEALING OF THE BELL

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

ENTRANCE OF THE LIGHT                                                   Acolytes

ORGAN PRELUDE          “O Holy Night”                          Adolphe Adam

*APOSTLE’S CREED

HYMN       “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”                                  # 86

           “O Little Town of Bethlehem”                                     # 96

           “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”                                   # 97

SCRIPTURE        Isaiah 9:6-7                                      Page # 596
HYMN          “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”                                 # 101

SPECIAL MUSIC           Dwight Lewis and Amanda Dablemont

OFFERTORY         “Away In A Manger”                             Dorothy Wells

* DOXOLOGY

*BLESSING OF BLESSING

SCRIPTURE      Luke 2: 1-20                                     Page # 886-887
              (Jenifer Hawk, reading of the scripture)

MESSAGE       “Dear Son”              Drama by Rev. Ed Rinehart & son, Dietrich

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE

RECEIVING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST – CANDLELIGHTING
    (Please refer to the procedures on back of bulletin)
*HYMN (Remain Seated) “Silent Night”                                      # 113
     (Guitar – David Hall; Flutes – Kelly Biedenharn & Kelsey Miller)


             EXTINGUISHING OF INDIVIDUAL CANDLES

*BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE      “Lord Jesus Christ, My Life, My Light”                J. S. Bach



           (*Indicates Congregation Standing / (For Those Who Are Able)



** Please remember to take your ordered Poinsettias home with you
after the service. They are marked with your name on them. **
                                                     Thank you!
   CANDLE LIGHTING PROCEDURE & GUIDELINES


          NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 10 ARE
          PERMITTED TO HOLD A LIGHTED CANDLE


Lighting Procedure. The flame will be brought to you. Please remain
seated. The lit flame will remain upright. As you receive the flame, tilt your
candle allowing the wick to ignite. Return your candle to the upright position
and the next person will tilt their candle to receive it.

Precautions: For your safety, there are buckets of water, fire extinguishers
and blankets located within the Sanctuary. In the event of fire, please move
from the area and allow the deacons to extinguish the fire in whatever manner
is necessary. If your clothing or body catches fire, move to the center aisle
and drop and roll. The Deacons will assist you.
                    POINSETTIA DONATIONS
IN HONOR OF:
The Glory of God                                     by Arthur & Irene Brutzer
Our Grandchildren                                          by Blunden Family
Mother, Step-mother & Grandmother                               by Julie Coon
Jesus Birth                                           by Chuck & Ginger Hill
Betty & Doug Hadding’s                          by Dave & Holly Hall & family
(65th Wedding Anniversary)
IN LOVING MEMORY OF:
Deceased Family Members                                      by Blunden Family
Donald L. Boger                                                 by Linda Boger
Leonetta J. Sparrow                                             by Linda Boger
Jim Brown                                                     by Eleanor Brown
Tom Bucher                                             by Carl & Penny Bucher
Tom Bucher                                                     by Robert Bucher
Charles V. Cheuvront                            by Charles & Carole Cheuvront
Mr. & Mrs. Julius Bates                         by Charles & Carole Cheuvront
Helen & Pam Gross                                  by Ted & Kim Coon family
Florenz & Periis Clausing                         by Doris & Harold Cotsamire
Mary Nusbaum                                       by Shawn & Shalyn Dotson
Clarence & Virginia Snook                              by James & Marcia Falk
Our Loved Ones                                          by Al & Claire Grapner
Donald Herold                                        by Betty & Doug Hadding
Perry & Ruth Killian; Carey & Evelyn Hawk;
Maurice & Rosella Berger; Frances Siefker;       by Cleadous & Jeanella Hawk
Mr. & Mrs. Wm Haspel; Mr. & Mrs. Edward Taylor;
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Killian                        by Cleadous & Jeanella Hawk
Anna & Jim Kincaid                           by Children of Jim & Ann Kincaid
Bill King, Lee & Kathryn VanBlargan                               by Betty King
Our Parents                                             by Paul & Ruby Kreher
Frank Kuck (Husband) & Daughter Kathy                          by Pauline Kuck
Walt & Hazel Long, John & Dorothy McNett Mike, Becky, Nick & Jackie Long
Walter & Louella Welty (Mom & Dad)                             by Sarah Moneer
Al Arnett                                                      by John L. Moor
Mr. & Mrs. Forest Moor                                         by John L. Moor
Mary Nusbaum                                       by Mark & Krista Nusbaum
Laura Kempf                                        by Mark & Krista Nusbaum
John & Dorothy McNett                               by Paul & Pat Offenbacher
Tom Offenbacher                                     by Paul & Pat Offenbacher
Parents & Grandparents                                   by Don & Bev Snook
Tom Bucher                                                     by Sarah Stidham
Jean Thompson                                            by Leonard Thompson
Rev. Richard Vitz & Dr. Robert C. Vitz (son)                    by Mildred Vitz

				
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