The Living Nativity Service

4:00 p.m.    December 24, 2017

PRELUDE  “Oh What a Glorious Night”

CHRISTMAS DRAMA with musical selection:  Featuring:  Rev. Alice Szemők, Kimberley Shaddick, Michelle Howatt, Daniel Szemők, Andrew Doyle, Paige Howatt and Rowyn Jardine.  Solo by Rowyn Jardine

WELCOME

* HYMN #60  “O Come, All Ye Faithful”

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE:  Christopher Estey

The light of Christ is enough to brighten the darkness in our world.  Our advent wreath shines bright with hope, peace, love and joy.  Now let us light the light of Christ so that its glow can be seen in our world spreading Christ’s love to all.

Lighting of the Christ Candle

SONG  “Oh What a Special Night”

SCRIPTURES Luke 2:1-14 – Sydney Murray

Matthew 2:1–11 – Paige Howatt

MESSAGE 

* HYMN #69 “Away in a Manger”

OFFERING

OFFERTORY MUSIC AND VIDEO   “There is a Star”

OFFERTORY PRAYER

  

HOLY COMMUNION

PRAYERS/LORD’S PRAYER

* HYMN #59 “Joy to the World”

CHRISTMAS DRAMA:  Conclusion

THE LIVING NATIVITY

SOLO “Do You have Room” Kimberley Shaddick

BENEDICTION 

Rev. Alice:  May we leave here this evening filled with the wondrous gifts of our Lord and eager to spread the love of Christ to all we meet.  May we be filled with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the magi, and the peace and love of the Christ child.  For unto you is born this day in the City of David, a Savior, who is Christ our Lord.  Amen.

* HYMN #67  “Silent Night”

Merry Christmas

The Living Nativity:

Members and friends of the Sunday School

A special thank you to Ronyn Andrew McKibbon – son of Kayleigh Miller and Kael McKibbon for joining us this evening and blessing our Living Nativity as our Baby Jesus.