A Christmas Celebration

Prelude    Silent night
Full House Brass

Call to Worship

One: Emmanuel: God, you are with us.
All: We have heard the promise of the prophets;
One: we have caught the notes of an angel’s song;
All: we have seen a star in the heavens.
One: This day, we have come to be with you
All: because you have come to be with us.
One: We seek an innocent, helpless baby in a crude manger;
All: we seek a Saviour who will reign with justice.
One: And you, O God, who are the strongest and weakest,
All: the mightiest and humblest, have found us.
One: Now we may love each other as you desire, crying aloud:
All: “Glory to God in the highest!  Peace on earth and goodwill among all people!”

Carol  #159   Oh come, all ye faithful

Gathering Prayer                         

Isaiah 9:2,6-7                          

Carol # 153  Joy to the world

Luke 1:26-38             

Anthem Away in a manger
Full House Brass

Luke 2:1-20              

Carol #137  Born in the Night

Matthew 2:1-11      

Anthem Were You There on that Christmas Night (Natalie Sleeth)
Knox Chancel Choir 

John 1:1-18               

Lighting of the Christ Candle  

Reflections

Presentation of Gifts      

Offertory O Holy Night
MC Pazzano

Prayers of Thanksgiving & Hope

Carol #154  Silent Night  

Benediction 

Postlude God Rest ye Merry (Trad. English Carol)
Jotham Sennema & Ayshia Bailie


Worship Leaders 

The Rev. Hugh Donnelly
The Rev. Courtney Crawford
Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Tech Team

Broadcast: Barb Gaudet
Sound: Eric Gaudet
Multimedia: Kathleen Forde

Full House Brass

Trumpet: Debra Lacoste, Dave Manning
Horn: Randi Patterson
Trombone: Carolyn Culp
Bass trombone: Susan Follows

Copyright and Permissions

Were You There on that Christmas Night? (Natalie Sleeth)
Virtual performance permissions granted by Hope Publishing Company, Nov. 20, 2020

Knox Waterloo: CCLI License # 2580326
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