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BUC Worship At Home Experience Christmas Eve Thursday Dec. 24

Date: December 24, 2020/Speaker: Rita Cattell

Merry Christmas Eve! May the following Christmas Eve Service fill you with love, joy, peace, and hope. You may wish to light a candle while listening to Silent Night at the conclusion of this worship experience. The zoom invite for the BUC Christmas Eve Service @ 6:30pm is also at the end of this email.Stay well. Stay connected.Rev Rita ph/text 403-560-5197

To begin play- O Holy Night
Then pray- Holy God, in days of old you sent your angels to tell shepherds the good news: “To you is born this day a Savior, the Messiah, the Lord. Help me to hear with the shepherds this good news that we too may glorify and praise you for all that we have seen and heard. Amen.

Read Luke 2:1-7 (attached)
Play- Away in a Manger

Read Luke 2:8-12 (attached)
Play While Shepherds Watch

Read Luke 2:13-20 (attached)
Play Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Read Matthew 2:1-2, 5b, 9b-10
Play Joy To The World

Read Matthew 2:11 (attached)
Play What Child Is This

Read Isaiah 9:6 (attached)
You may wish to light your candle.
Play Silent Night

Pray Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children, and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.   
(written by Robert Louis Stevenson)

Then say this blessing-  May the love of God, the joy of the Spirit, and the peace of the Christ child be with me this Christmas, and evermore. Amen.