CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Jesus Christ is the Light of the World. Christ comes
to dispel the darkness, to give us life and to shine as a
beacon of salvation to the world. Christ's light is an
eternal flame that sets ablaze hope, peace, joy and love in
the heart of every believer. Let us celebrate Emmanuel, God
with us, the Light of the World!
Jesus says, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me
will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life"
People: We light the Christ Candle this Christmas Day,
proclaiming that Christ, the Light of the World, cannot be
hidden, cannot be extinguished and cannot be overcome, for
our Savior born this day comes to conquer evil, sin and
death for all time.
(The Christ Candle is lit in silence)
All: Holy God, we are profoundly grateful for the life
and light of your Son, our Savior, Jesus the Christ. We
acknowledge the darkness in our world and in our own lives,
and we ask for mercy and courage to become people of light.
Shine into the hidden recesses of our hearts, exposing what
needs to be forgiven, healed and made whole. Restore us to
walk faithfully with you. With all the heavenly hosts, we
praise you for this most precious gift of light and life,
Jesus our Redeemer. Amen.
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WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER
PRAISES, JOYS AND CONCERNS
PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS
OFFERING OF TITHES AND GIFTS TO THE LORD
DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
«Demos Gracias» #252