Christmas Eve 2011

The Order of Service

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Instrumental Ensemble
Hymn 118: O Come All Ye Faithful

The Gathering of the Community
The Lighting of the Christ Candle at 5:00 PM only
Confession and Absolution
The Collect

Anthem at 5:00 PM: Angels Sing Glory!

Hymn at 11:00 PM: 120: O Little Town of Bethlehem

The Proclamation of the Word
First Reading, at 11:00 PM only
- Jeremiah 31:7-14

The Psalm 147:13-21, at 11:00 PM only

Second Reading
- Ephesians 1:3-14

Anthem: Angels Sing Glory, at 11:00 PM

The Gospel
- John 1: 1-18

Anthem: The Hands That First Held Mary’s Child, Cello, Keely McGill at 5:00 PM

The Sermon: Archdeacon John Clarke (Rector)

Anthem at 5:00 PM:
Do You Hear What I Hear? Soloist, Sarah Fradsham

Anthem at 11:00 PM:
The Hands That First Held Mary’s Child, Cello, Keely McGill

An Affirmation of Faith

The Prayers
The Prayers of the People
The Peace
We greet one another with a sign of peace.
Hymn (at-the-offertory) 139: The First Nowell

The Celebration of the Eucharist
The Prayer over the Gifts
The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread and the Communion
Anthem: Lamb of God

At 5:00 PM
Children of the parish
Duet: Ronald To and Rebecca McLeod
125: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
137: What Child is This

At 11:00 PM
138: Hark the Herald Angels Sing
137: What Child is this
125: Infant Holy

Hymn 119: Silent Night
The Scattering Mark 4.20
Hymn 154: Joy to the World