Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

Setting the Stage

Solo - “O Holy Night”    Jason Barnsley

Welcome

Opening Scripture:  Isaiah 9:2-7

Hymn:  VU# 1 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Lighting of the Advent candles and the Christ Candle (Jack Family)

Prayer:  (All)

Let Light shine O God,

Let it shine in our hearts

 to open us to the wonder of your Presence

Let it shine in our church

and be a beacon of love and compassion

for all who enter here,

Let it shine in our world

lighting the darkness of fear and death,

hunger and hate, ignorance and injustice.

AMEN.

Hymn:  VU #60  O come All Ye Faithful

Retelling the Story

Luke 2:1-7

Hymn:  VU #69  Away In A Manger

Luke 2: 8-14

Solo:    “Ava Maria” - Serena Robinson

Luke 2: 15-18

VU #44 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 

Celebrating the Gift

Story Time

Hymn: VU #64  O Little Town of Bethlehem

Offering:

Offertory:  Choir -”Dream A Dream”  

                                          - words: Erena Murray;  music:  Ron Klusmeier

A Christmas Prayer

Hymn: VU #58  Infant Holy, Infant Lowly 

Commissioning and Benediction

Hymn:  VU #67   Silent Night

Grace United Church wishes you and all those you love a very Merry Christmas and we invite you to join us again.

December 30  A service of lesser known Christmas Carols

January 6 Epiphany (The gathering of the Magi)  and the celebration of Communion

January 13  The Baptism of Jesus and the sacrament of child baptism

 

 

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