That You May Know Hope: Part 4 (Luke 2:1-21)


Welcome to Christmas at Southeast Christian Church. We are so glad you chose to join us! If this is your first time to worship with us, here is what you can expect.

In Each Service

Worship: You’ll get to be a part of some truly inspired worship. Most people will stand during the songs, but you are welcome to be seated if you prefer. We will display the words on the screens so you can follow along if some of the songs are new to you.

Gifts & Offerings: Offering bags will be passed after Communion. Those who call Southeast home place their financial gifts and offerings in these bags as a way of expressing gratefulness to God for His blessings. As our guest, please don’t feel obligated to give anything.

Communion or the Lord’s Supper: Bread and juice will be distributed in trays by our Guest Services team. We each eat and drink on our own after a quiet moment of reflection and prayer.

Our Hope

Our hope is that you would open your heart to God over these next few moments. May He speak to you through this worship experience. Thank you for joining us today!

Follow Along

We encourage you to take notes using an app on your smartphone or tablet. Our team likes YouVersionEvernoteDay One, and Simplenote.

Luke 2:8-11

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the birth of Jesus. As we look toward the coming year our hope is that each of us can live out these words spoken years ago by Howard Thurman:

When the song of the angels is stilled, 
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and the princes are home, 
when the shepherds are back with their flocks, 
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.
Phil Vaughan Lead Pastor

Phil Vaughan
Lead Pastor

God bless you, and Merry Christmas.

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Weekends at Southeast

We’re so glad you’re celebrating Christmas at Southeast, and we invite you to join us any weekend for services. Weekend services are Saturdays at 4 PM and Sundays at 9 and 11 AM. Kids and youth are welcome to attend services with you, or enjoy age-appropriate programming led by our Next Generation ministry team.

  • Birth to grade 5: at all services
  • Middle School (grades 6–8): Saturdays at 4 PM and Sundays at 9 AM
  • High School (grades 9-12): Sundays at 11 AM

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Get to Know Southeast     

Getting connected at a new church can be challenging, but we’re here to help. You’re invited to learn more by attending Discovering Southeast. Hear from our staff & meet new people as we share our beliefs, ministries and mission.
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Southeast is Hosting the Thorn!     

Recounting the most pivotal story in our faith, The Thorn uses acrobatics, narrative, and pyrotechnics to portray the story of Jesus. Showtimes: Mar 20 at 7:30 pm, Mar 21 at 10 am (en español) and 7:30 PM, and Mar 22 at 4 and 7:30 pm. Buy tickets and watch a preview online.
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Share your Christmas experience with us on social media using the hashtag #ChristmasHope. We’ll share some of your photos.

Join Us Wherever You Are

It doesn’t matter if you live five minutes away or five hours away, you can join us each weekend! Experience the service live, where you will have the opportunity to worship, hear the message, and chat with others online or privately with a prayer partner. Visit on Saturdays at 4 PM or Sundays at 9 or 11 AM.
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