Christmas 1


118: O Come All Ye Faithful

Opening Prayer

153: Good Christians All, Rejoice

First Lesson: Genesis 1:26-28; 5:1-2 - God blesses humankind

132: Of Eternal Love Begotten (v. 1-4)

Second Lesson: Genesis 9:8-17 - God establishes the covenant with Noah.

131: Love Came Down at Christmas

Third Lesson: Isaiah 9:2; 6–7 Christ's birth is foretold.

140: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11:1–3, 4a, 6–9 - The peace Christ will bring is foretold.

Anthem: A Christmas Echo

Fifth Lesson: Luke 1:26–35; 38 - The Annunciation.

117: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

Sixth Lesson: Luke 2:1; 3–7 - Luke tells of the birth of Jesus.

137: What Child is This

Seventh Lesson: Luke 2:8–16 - The shepherds go to the manger.

Junior Choir: Were you There on That Christmas Night?

Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2:1–12 - The wise men are led by the star.

128: The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy

Ninth Lesson: John 1:1–14 - The mystery of incarnation.

143: Angels, From the Realms of Glory

The Baptsim
Presentation and Examination of the Candidates
Prayers for the Candidates
The Celebration of Baptism
Thanksgiving over the Water
The Baptismal Covenant
The Baptism of Laila Jane Irene Ellis
The sign of the cross on the forehead using chrism.
The Giving of the Light
The Peace

Hymn-at-the-Offertory 123: Once in Royal David's City

Offertory Prayer

Combined Choirs: Arise!

The Lord’s Prayer


126: Away in a Manger

The Scattering (Mark 4:20)
Alleluia! Go forth into the world,
rejoicing in the birth of our Saviour.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

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