Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

Setting the Stage

Solo - “O Holy Night”    Jason Barnsley


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.


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


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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