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Welcome & Announcements
Opening Hymn - CP 118 - O Come, All Ye Faithful
Collect Prayer for Christmas Eve
Wonderful counsellor, mighty God, be born in our hearts this night. Shine your light into the
darkness of our world, that all the earth might know your glorious presence and that all people
might find hope in your love and grace. In your glorious name we pray. Amen.
Choir Anthem - And the Stars Sang - J.M. Martin
Christmas Affirmation of Faith (by Rev. Stephen Fearing)
We believe that God has come to us as a little child,
making our weakness his strength,
securing our salvation by becoming one of us,
blessing us with with a steadfast savior,
filling our hearts with joy to be shared with one another.
We believe that God has birthed righteousness and justice into the world,
giving us a law that will be written upon our hearts,
making the cause of the oppressed the highest priority,
declaring an everlasting reign of peace,
defeating the power of pain and suffering.
We believe that God calls us to participate in this reality of love,
inviting us to proclaim Christ’s resurrection at the Table,
transforming us as disciples to go out into the world,
sending us forth to announce his kingdom of peace and comfort,
challenging us to see everyone as nothing less than beloved children.
This we believe.
This we preach.
This we seek to embody in word and deed.
Hymn - CP 126 - Away in a Manger
Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the Kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.
Closing Hymn - CP 138 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Blessing & Dismissal
Hymn CP 119 - Silent Night