November 2, 2014
Matthew 5:1-12
1 John 3:1-3
Revelation 7:9-17
Psalm 34:1-10, 22

Christmas Day

The Nativity of our Lord

from the book
Lectionary Worship Workbook, Series IV, Cycle C
Soul Motion


Julia Ross Strope



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Gathering music
Christmas medley

(Light the Christ candle.)

(Invite adults, children, and youth ahead of time to bring a favorite gift for a one-sentence show and tell.)

Greeting
Leader: Merry Christmas!

People: Merry Christmas!

Leader: Settle your Christmas gifts on the pew beside you and find the space within your minds and hearts to sing, pray, listen, and talk.

People: We've been counting the whole year and today is finally here! How glad we are for God's coming to earth in human form! How glad we are for the family and friends with whom we share this joy!

Leader: "Incarnation" is the big word we use to describe how the Holy One was in Jesus of Nazareth and how the Holy Spirit lives in us.

Carol
Joy To The World

Prayer (Leader or Unison)
Living God, we celebrate with you the goodness of creation and your home among humankind. In these moments together, we thank you for the gift of life in Jesus and in one another. In our conversations, overflow your...

This The Nativity of our Lord worship resource, Christmas Day, is based on Isaiah 62:6-12 and relates to The Nativity of our Lord of Cycle C of the lectionary. This worship resource is excerpted from the book Lectionary Worship Workbook, Series IV, Cycle C . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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