Category Archives: Christmas

Lord Jesus be born in us tonight

Eucharist image the communion liturgy from our Christmas eve service:

Let us affirm the love that God has for us — a love that was not, and cannot, be hindered.
We thank God for coming unto us; we praise God for Christ’s birth into our world.
It was cold and Mary and Joseph were fearful.
But that did not stop the birth.
They had no place fitting for their child.
But that did not stop the birth.
And today we are still sometimes cold and fearful, certainly poor in many ways.
We often feel that we have no place and are unclear about what God wants of us.
But these things did not stop the birth of Jesus then, nor will they do it now. To all who are open to God’s leading, God comes.
Lord Jesus be born in us tonight.

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love was visible in a child

Chi Ro Rainbowthe call to worship from our Christmas Eve service (shared with the Unitarians):

On this day new joy entered our world.
May we try by our lives to share joy with others each day.
On this day fresh hope entered our world.
May we bring hope to those who are heavily burdened.
On this day love was visible in a child;
May we show our love for others in concrete ways of friendship and service.
On this day the promise of peace on earth was proclaimed.
May we be lovers of peace and demonstrate this love by reflective responses to life’s challenges and trials.
Son of God, light that shines in the dark, child of joy and peace, help us to come to you and be born anew this holy night.

Welcome to the season of Christmas!