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Announcements Christmas Hours: Church business offices will be closed until December 29. Church offices will also be closed on Jan 1, and re-open Jan 4. There will be no 8am Chapel Service on December 27. The 8am service will resume Sunday, January 3, 2016. KidTrek, a ministry for children and families: We’d love to see you on Sundays for Sunday School and/or children’s choir every week. Elementary children may also join us on Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00pm for Base Camp, our mid-week program packed with games, friends and Jesus. In Summer 2016, we host a fabulous Music Camp, June 13–17 and Sports Camp, July 18–22. For more info about KidTrek, go to or contact Jennie, [email protected]. Middle School & High School Students: Join us for FiSHY for Middle School and CLUB for High School every Wednesday night 7:15-8:45pm, starting Jan 13! Middle School, join us on Sunday mornings starting Jan 10 for Axis, a fresh and relevant way to learn about Jesus. High School, come crack open the Bible with us on Bible Study Mondays starting Jan 25. Check out our websites: www.fpcfishy. org, or for details. BOCO LODO: The Kingdom, Jan 15–17, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Denver. This is for all for all 9th-12th graders. Register online at by Jan 9 for the $139 price! For more information contact Karen, [email protected]. BOCO LODO Work Crew Meeting: Jan 10, 12pm. Parents we need YOU! Contact Alan Watkins, [email protected] for more info. The Annex is a college-aged ministry reaching out to the entire CU campus to show Jesus to our students. Tuesday nights at 7pm in the Sanctuary, starting on January 12. Go to to learn more about us. Contact Kelsey Bennett, [email protected], for more info. Women’s Ministry: We’d love to connect you with other women! Join us for Stories, MOPS, or The Well Bible Study. Contact Judy Pierce, [email protected]. Stories…“Fighting Fomo” Come and hear women’s stories, Feb 25, noon, at First Pres. Contact Judy: [email protected], or 303.402.6453. The Marriage Course: Practical tools to help improve and strengthen your marriage. Feb 18–Apr 21. Dinner and childcare provided. Contact Jane, [email protected]. Women’s Bible Study: The Well. Mondays, 6:45pm, Wednesdays, 9:30am & Noon, Classes begin Jan 4 and Jan 6. WEDx: A special night to encourage, inspire and support marriage. Fri, Jan 22, 7pm. Lenten Prayer Retreat: Save the date! Sat, March 5, 9am–4pm. The Roots Ministry: ROOTS is an umbrella ministry that brings individuals over 55 together for fellowship, service, education and spiritual nurturing. We are committed to enjoying the Lord and His people in the church, community, and worldwide missions. We welcome you to join us. Program offerings include mission trips, retreats, potluck suppers and much more. Visit or call Libby, 303.402.6433, for more information. Music at First Pres: The Music Ministry offers a variety of music opportunities, including children’s choirs, the Middle School Choir, Salt & Light High School Choir, adult choirs, small ensembles, the First Pres Ringers Bell Choir, Family Bells, the First Pres Worship Team, and special concerts throughout the year. Join us! Visit or contact Robin, [email protected]. Health Ministry: Integrating faith and health. This ministry is led by parish nurse Daisy-Jo Weaver and offers information on county services, health education topics and support groups. Visit the health office by the Chapel entrance, or call Daisy-Jo, 303.402.6423. Looking to get involved? There are many opportunities at First Pres and in the community. Explore possibilities on our website, Call Shirley Giles Davis, 303.402.6403.

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In loving memory of: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

My mother, father and brother by Linda Boley Thea Cotney by Doug and Frances McCaig Charles Johnson by the Leap Family Mary and Farrell Crabtree by Jane Crabtree Clarence Jochum and Ruth and Reginald Plumridge by Rich and Kim Plumridge Laurence Feaver by Tim and Dewi Feaver Carlton Witter and Dawn Major by June Witter Dr. Dale Maxwell, husband and father, by Nadia Maxwell and family Jack Little by Joanne Little and family Gerald and June Scofield by Mary and Dan Cartwright and Tracey Boward Sharon Horton by the Ron Horton family Our loved ones: parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister by Lew and Sally Kingdom Todd Bachus by Toni McClain Ralph Bachus by Toni McClain Marty Coffin Evans and Robert Trembly by Family members Larry Hause by Ruth Hause John and Elizabeth McLees by Jan and Jim McLees Our beloved brother Bob, who is off on his final adventure, by Milt and Karen McBride

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Dennis Irwin, loving husband, father and grandfather by Pat Irwin Steve Richardson by Warner and Laurel Andrews and family Barbara Elise and Elliott Edward Lewis by Mark, Diane and Stephen Lewis Assefa Mekund, my father-in-law, by Osmani Urbay Leyrd Delmar and Evelyn Rudolph by James, Leslie and Max Rudolph Geraldine Prince by James, Leslie (Prince) and Max Rudolph Beloved brother and son, Layne Burke Weinberg, missing you always with love by Mom, Dave, Brett, Anne and Emma Edward Domeracki by the Domeracki Family Loretta Rupp by the Domeracki Family Kevin Messenger by Bob, Stephanie and Ashley Helsel Erma, Marian and Cecil Deland by Robert, David, Geria and Tom Deland

In joyous celebration and thanksgiving for: • • • • • • • • • • •

Sarah, Dan, Lila, Gracie, and Bracken Kozlowski, and Betsy Bracken by Sandy and Sally Bracken Our amazing Grandpa and Grandma, Lew and Sally Kingdom, by Kristian, Wesley, Eric, Reed, Riley, Hattie and Remi Marsh and Nancy Riggs, their lives of faith, and celebrating 30 wonderful years of marriage by Topher, Jenny, Maddie and Ryan Fox Bill and Sue Franklin by Meridi and Alan Williams Frances McCaig, 104-year-old grandmother of Evan McCaig by Doug and Frances McCaig Libby and Shelby Rosato by Big A and Ducky Addison and Drew Hyde by Big A and Ducky Marilyn Feaver by Tim and Dewi Feaver Ray and Connie Hauser by Tim and Dewi Feaver Christmastime in Boulder County by John, Allison, Aspen and Margaret McDougall Andrew, Alex and Abby Stoops, who bring us joy every day, by Lloyd and Mary Stoops

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Our 55th wedding anniversary by Dale and Janice Thiessen What God has in store for our church in the future by Lynn and Carol Kuykendall Family, friends and especially our 7 grandchildren by Lew and Sally Kingdom Nancy Bachus by Toni McClain Family by Rick and Fran Frey Our grandchildren: Kristofer, Joshua, Ana, Taylor and Noah by Sharryl and Jim Davis Family and friends by Pat Irwin The Assefa family by Osmani Urbay Leyrd Our family being together at Christmas by the Litsey family The 13 matchless gifts that fulfill our life: Kelly, Jeff, Kristy, Brett, Kate, Walid, Madie, Lucie, Marin, Landon, Toben, Micah and Chloe by Stan and Suzi Nicholas

Assisting in Worship

Erik Hanson, Lead Pastor Jane Filkin, Pastor, Discipleship & Community Carl Hofmann, Pastor, Congregational Care Keith Vandegrift, Pastor, Missions Jennie Fletemeyer, Director, Children & Family Ministry Jim Keller, Director, Music & Worship, Tracy, Ali & Sam Keller, vocalists Dr. Joyce Kull, Organist Joe Cutshall, Director, Contemporary Worship Chancel Choir, Salt & Light Choir First Pres Worship Team: Sara Coleman, piano, vocals, Jennifer Asbury, vocals, Joe Cutshall, guitar, Greg Leistikow, electric guitar, Bryan Pearce, bass guitar, Craig Patton, drums Mile High Brass: Bruce Barrie, 1st Trumpet & Piccolo Trumpet Dave Rajewski, 2nd Trumpet, Marian Hesse, French Horn, Tom Ball, Trombone, Mike Dunn, Tuba

December 24, 2015 Christmas Eve Services 5pm, 7pm, 9pm a Lion and a Lamppost The Lion John 1:6–14, Hebrews 1:1–3

Merry Christmas! Rejoice and be glad! The Savior has come. “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Chapter 8 C. S. Lewis

Our Vision: to create and share together in a community that will Go Deep with our trust in Jesus Christ, Live Wide and generously to the world with the gospel, and Be Rooted and seek influence here where God has planted us. Christ Centered • Biblically Faithful • Kingdom Committed | | [email protected]

Christmas Eve Family Service 5:00 pm

Christmas Eve Traditional Service 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve Contemporary Service 9:00 pm

Christmas Video Welcome Lighting of the Advent Candles - Hope, Peace, Joy & Love The Koschmann Family (Matt, Jen, Soren & Anders)

Congregational Singing O Come, All Ye Faithful, verses 1 & 3 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, verses 1 & 3 Children’s Musical Highlight That’s All I Ask, by Hawthorne & Sewell

Ella Cromie, Claire Van Tol and Josie Wilger

Congregational Singing Joy to the World (1st and last verse) (Children are invited to come forward for the Time For Kids) Time For Kids Live Nativity Christmas Message The Lion

John 1:6–14, Hebrews 1:1–3 Erik Hanson

Prelude Mile High Brass Carol of the Bells

As It Fell Upon A Night And the Glory of the Lord

The Moore Family (Matt, Erin, Lacey & Toby)

Congregational Singing Away in a Manger verses 1,2,and 3

Lighting of the Christ Candle Congregational Singing Silent Night! Holy Night! Christmas Blessing & Invitation Postlude Fantasia on Joy to the World

O Come, All Ye Faithful

*Scripture Reading

J. Wade

Luke 2:4–14 W. Dix

Christmas Prayer for the World Offertory

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

*Carol No. 146 Christmas Message *Carol No. 152

arr. D. Forrest

Joy to the World!

I. Watts

The Lion

Erik Hanson

John 1:6–14, Hebrews 1:1–3

Angels We Have Heard on High


*Lighting of the Christ Candle *Carol No. 164

Silent Night! Holy Night!

Fantasia on Joy to the World

J. Mohr

Christmas Prayer for the World by The Oh Hellos

(Salt & Light Alumni are invited to the choir loft to sing Breath of Heaven)

Offertory Breath of Heaven arr. Don Hart

Salt & Light Choir (Sarah Cobb, Soloist)

Message The Lion

John 1:6–14, Hebrews 1:1–3 Erik Hanson

Angels We Have Heard On High

Silent Night! Holy Night! Benediction & Invitation

M. Cheban

Depart to serve the Living God in the world. *Congregation standing if you are able.

O Holy Night

Lighting of the Christ Candle

*Benediction and Invitation *Postlude

Josh Uhl and Claire Christenson

Begin and Never Cease

What Child Is This?

*Carol No. 150

Lighting of the Advent Candles - Hope, Peace, Joy & Love

Scripture Reading Luke 2:4–14

Lighting of the Advent Candles - Hope, Peace, Joy & Love

*Carol No. 173


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Welcome and Christmas Greeting

Bringing Our Gifts To The Manger/Offering

(Children may come forward to see Baby Jesus. If you have a gift, please bring it at this time. This year’s gift items are being given to Mother House, a shelter for pregnant women in Boulder.)

arr. E. Hirschman arr. R. Anixter arr. J. Stanton

Postlude Joy to the World!