Welcome and Opening Prayer
Unison Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving
O Source of all good,
What shall we give to You for the Gift of all gifts,
Your own dear Son?
He took our flesh and became the Son of Man,
In order that He should make us become with Him sons of God.
He clothed Himself in our poverty,
In order to transfer to us His riches.
He took upon Himself our weakness.
In order to strengthen us by His power.
He assumed our mortal condition,
In order to give to us immortality.
He descended to earth,
In order to raise us to heaven.
O God, let us hear good tidings of great joy,
And hearing, may we believe, rejoice, praise, and adore.
Forgive us our sins, and receive our worship this night.
In Jesus Name. Amen.
“O Come, All Ye Faithful” (319)
 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.  This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria.  And all went to be registered, each to his own town.  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,  to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.  And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.  And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
“Angels We Have Heard on High” (318)
 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.  And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those
with whom he is pleased!”
“O Little Town of Bethlehem” (323)
 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”  And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.  And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.  And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.  But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.  And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (311)
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“Silent Night” (315)
Exeter Presbyterian Church
73 Winter Street * Exeter, NH 03833 * (603) 772-7479
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Christmas Eve, 2018
Exeter Presbyterian Church
73 Winter Street
Exeter, New Hampshire