Not everyone feels like jingle bells and joy to the world this Christmas or any Christmas. Perhaps this is you, or someone you know.
In recognition of this, we humbly offer this short time of meditation with scripture, song, and a special message entitled, "Bones and Breath," from Minister Amy Grogan. This worship is a contemplative and quiet time of recognizing Christ's birth. We hope that you will share it.
Order of Worship:
1. Introduction, opening music: instrumental, "Wind in the Olive Trees," played by Pam Barksdale
2. Litany of Lament
3. Lighting of the Christ Candle, song: "One Candle is Lit," v 5
4. Song: Emmanuel
5. Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14, read by Russ Smith, Bob Shaw
6. Homily: "Breath and Bones," Amy Grogan
7 Hymn: "How Far is it to Bethlehem?" Dean Phelps
8. Reading of the Christmas scripture: Luke 2:1-20
9. Sending Out
10 Silent Night, v. 1, 4, with candles
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Invitation to Giving:
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