12-24-2023 Order of Service

Within the Shining of a Star –
A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Sunday, December 24, 2023, 7:00 pm

Online on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620
Passcode: BUF

Zoom by phone, for audio only: (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 738 363 620
Passcode: 306220

Gathering Music             # 224, Let Christmas Come

#225, O Come, O Come Emmanuel
#235, Deck The Hall
#246, O Little Town of Bethlehem
#254, Sing We Now of Christmas

Welcome                          Revs. Barbara W. ten Hove & Paul Beckel

Prelude                             Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Kevin Allen-Schmid & Andrea Rackl, piano duet

Call to Worship                Words by David Rhys Williams

Carol                                 # 253, O Come, All Ye Faithful

Lighting of the Flaming Chalice

Choral Anthem                In This Very Room

The Christmas Story from Matthew

Carol                                 # 259, We Three Kings

Offering                            for Interfaith Council

Offertory                          What Child is This                Arr. R.Vaughan Williams

Reading                           The Camels Speak              Lynn Ungar

Carol                                # 243, Jesus, Our Brother

Reading                          The Queens Came Late       Norma Farber

Carol                                # 238, Within the Shining of a Star

Homily                             Within the Shining of a Star  Rev. Barbara ten Hove

Carol                                # 241, In the Bleak Midwinter

Candle Lighting Ceremony

Silent Night

Closing Words                by Howard Thurman


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