Christmas Eve, 2017

The Order of Service
(for 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm)
Hymn lyrics and all the prayers will be on the slides.

Hymn 118: O Come All Ye Faithful (v 1-5)

The Gathering of the Community
The Lighting of the Christ Candle
The Grace

Hymn 143: Angels, from the Realms of Glory

The Collect of the Day

The Proclamation of the Word
First Reading: Titus 3:4-7 (at 7:30 only)
Psalm 97 (at 7:30 only)
7:30—Hymn 120: O Little Town of Bethlehem
The Holy Gospel: Luke 2: 1-20
7:30—Choir Anthem: Lullaby of the Dove
5:00—120: O Little Town of Bethlehem
7:30—Choir Anthem: Ding Dong Merrily/He Is Born

Affirmation of Faith

The Prayers of the Community
The Prayers of the People
Confession and Absolution
The Peace

5:00—128: The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy
7:30—139: The First Nowell

The Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
The Prayer over the Gifts
The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer 3
The Lord’s Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread - 6 Incarnation
The Communion

Anthem: Lamb of God
5:00—Performances during Communion
·       Laila Ellis: piano
·       Piper Barbour: trombone.

·       125: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
·       122: In the Bleak Midwinter
·       131: Love Came Down at Christmas

The Sending Forth of the Community
Hymn 119: Silent Night
Prayer after Communion
The Blessing
Hymn 154: Joy to the World
The Scattering (Mark 4:20)