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December 24, 2022



Gathering Hymn:

O Come, All Ye Faithful ELW 283

Prayer of the Day:

Almighty God,

You made this holy night shine with the brightness of the true light. Grant that here on Earth we may walk in the light of Jesus’ presence and wake each morning to the brightness of his glory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.


Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7

Hymn: The First Noel ELW 300

Reading: Luke 2:1-7

Hymn: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming ELW 272

Reading: Luke 2: 8-14

Choir: My Heart, Your Bethlehem

Reading: Luke 2:15-20

Message: Vicar Bethan

Hymn: Joy to the World ELW 267

Apostle’s Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead. On the third day, he rose again;

he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen

Prayers of Intercession:

Response to “God of Grace:” Hear Our Prayer


Offertory Hymn: Away in a Manger ELW 277

The Great Thanksgiving:

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

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 and the power and the glory, forever and ever.  Amen

Vocalist During Distribution: Daphne Clarke

Service of the Light

The God who said: Let there be light, has caused light to shine in our hearts.

That light is the glory of God reflected in the face of Jesus Christ.

As our candles are a sea of light lit from the light of Christ, so may the church reflect Christ’s light and love in the world.

Lighting of the Candles:

Candles are lit, church lights are dimmed, a moment of silence is observed.

Hymn: Silent Night, Holy Night ELW 281

Benediction Blessing:

Sending Hymn: Go Tell it On the Mountain ELW 290

Dismissal: Go Out With Joy to the World, Serve in the Name of Christ.

                   Thanks be to God.


SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RECORDING AND GREETING for 2022:                                                                                       from Bishop Michael and Pastors Christie, Doug and Adam.

Mortimer’s Christmas Manger (written by Karma Wilson) was heard before at Faith.  You can watch this recording on library and it is also available on the ELCIC YouTube channel. It is appropriate for all ages!


A very big “thank you” for the amazing and generous support of our congregation and friends. Over $1435.00 was raised for CLWR from the sale of approximately 55 blankets.                                                                              Thank you and a very Merry Christmas from the Sewing Group.


Otto Philipp                  Grace Mueller                        Gladys Souliere

Stephen Kovacs            Patty Davis                             Eberhard Poelzl           

Dave Souliere               David Neumann                    Jennifer Cherewka

Maya James                 Joan and Jackie                      Luke Splettstoesser

Miranda                        Marlene Sams and Ruby