6pm Christmas Eve Liturgy
Christmas Eve, 24 December 2020, 6:00pm (Covid)
Gathering of the Community
Sign of Cross and Grace at entrance
(Welcome, Greeting & Theme)
Priest: Trusting in God’s forgiveness, let us in silence confess our failings and acknowledge our part in the pain of the world.
All: Before God, with the people of God, we confess to turning away from God in the ways we wound our lives, the lives of others, and the life of the world.
Priest: May God forgive you, Christ renew you, and the Spirit enable you to grow in love.
Processional Hymn: O come all ye faithful
Act of Praise: None
Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Church Presentation: Godly Play
[no readings, psalm or Gospel Acc]
O Little town of Bethlehem
Once in Royal David’s City
Away In A Manger
While Shepherds watch
We three Kings
The Prayers of the People
In joy and humility let us pray to the creator of the universe, saying “Lord, grant us peace”
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Offertory Hymn: What child is this
Prayer over the Gifts
Eucharistic Prayer 2
The Lord’s Prayer
Breaking of the Bread
Sacrifice became for us the gift of life
We hold it dear, you are always here.
Bread and Wine mysteries we can’t define, We only know it is divine gift to us, You are here with us. You are here in us. You are here as us.
(Stand if you want to receive communion. Sit down if you do not wish to receive)
(Let’s sit with open hands in silent appreciation of the radiant Love living within and among us. Ring bell.)
Prayer after Communion
Priest: Glory to
All: Whose power working in us….
Priest: Do what God wills.
Follow where Christ calls.
Pray for the gifts of the Spirit.
And may the blessing of God the Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer rest on you and remain with you now and always.
Recessional Hymn: Joy to the World
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