Welcome and Announcements
Prelude: The First Noel
Scripture: Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7
Call to Worship
Sharing in Breakout groups
Music: O Come, All Ye Faithful
Scripture: John 1: 1-4

Lighting the Candle of Hope: Scripture: Luke 1:26-38 Hymn: O Come, O Come, Immanuel #210

Lighting the Candle of Peace: Scripture: Luke 1:57-58, 67-79, Music: Manger Lullaby

Lighting the Candle of Joy: Scripture: Luke 1:39-55, Music: Reflections

Lighting the Candle of Love: Music: The First Noel, Scripture: Matthew 1:18-24a, Music: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Lighting the Christ Candle

Hymn: What Child Is This #267 (with Helpless and Hungry #268)

Scripture: Luke 2:1-7
Music: Mary had a Baby
Music: Mary’s Boy Child
Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
Hymn: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing #247

Music: Joy to the World

Litany of Gratitude
We give thanks for the light of hope—unrelenting and inexplicable.
Our hope in Christ shines on.
We give thanks for the light of peace—strong and unafraid.
The peace of Christ lights our way.
We give thanks for the light of joy—persistent and unpredictable.
The joy of Christ brightens our lives.
We give thanks for the light of love—flickering and holy.
The love of Christ comforts and challenges.
We give thanks for the light of Christ that we celebrate this day.
The light shines in the darkness.
And the darkness has not overcome it.

Words of dismissal

Hymn: Silent Night #244


Host and Greeter: Katie Hobson
Readers: Jude McCulley, Cheryl Harader, Dave Mathis, Katie Hobson, Roger Sims, Susan Rieger
Musicians: Sara, Piper and Perry Bonner, Grace and Jasmine Harader-Ellett, Janice Griffin, Jim Krause, Whitney Baker and Elinor, Roger Sims
Worship Leader: Joanna Harader

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