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Gathering Hymn: “The First Noel” #250

Call to Worship & Candle-Lighting: 

Together we seek the Holy One.
We call upon our God, who is near.
Near in the Christ child we celebrate.
Near in the Spirit we receive.
Near in the creation we inhabit.
Together we proclaim Emmanuel—
Together we live Emmanuel.
Thanks be to God.


Song: Through the Line of Mary Tamar 
Tune: Hyfrydol, Rowland H. Prichard (#218)
Words: Joanna Harader

Through the line of Mary, Tamar,
Rahab, Ruth, Uriah’s wife,
Comes a savior for the nations,
Given birth and giving life.
God’s eternal presence with us
Through the ages grace imparts.
Holy power in fragile infant
Resting in ancestral hearts.

Mary welcomes Holy Spirit
In her life and in her womb.
Fear gives way to awe and wonder,
Holding space and making room.
God’s eternal presence with us
In that ancient time and land.
Holy power in fragile infant
Resting there in Mary’s hands.

Women open to the myst’ry
Claiming power, taking space.
Birthing love, enacting justice,
Living lives of fearless faith.
God’s eternal presence with us
Through the generations moves.
Holy power in fragile infant
Resting in maternal love.

Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 
Song: Holy Child Within the Manger 
Christmas Sharing


Song: “Angels We Have Heard on High” #249


Zoom Volunteers: Zoom Volunteers: Worship Leader: Joanna Harader; Musicians: Roger Sims, Sharon McCulley, Jasmine and Grace Harader-Ellett; Scripture Reader: Carola Ratzlaff

Hymns reprinted under One License | church music copyright permissions, Annual License: A-714488, May 2022 – May 2023.