Seattle Unity Christmas Eve Service – Candlelighting

Date and Time: December 24, 2021

I express the Light of Christ with kindness and compassion. I make a positive difference in the world.

 

Candlelighting Service

Prelude
Carols (see lyrics)
Opening Statement
Welcome & Announcements
Carols

First Candle: The Alchemy of the Unexpected
I welcome the unexpected. I allow miracles and magic to unfold in my life.

Second Candle: The Alchemy of the Mystic
I honor my inner knowing and trust that I am lovingly guided by the Universe.

Offering
I give willingly, joyfully and lovingly, knowing that God is my constant supply. I give with graciousness and receive with gratitude.

Meditation

Third Candle: The Alchemy of Compassion
I express the Light of Christ with kindness and compassion. I make a positive difference in the world.

Congregational Candle Lighting & Carols


Lyrics

Joy to the World (Watts)

Joy to the world, the Lord has come!
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing
and Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.


Angels We Have Heard on High
(Chadwick)

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply,
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria, in excelsis Deo,
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Gloria, in excelsis Deo,
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Come to Bethlehem and see,
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King

Gloria, in excelsis Deo,
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

 

O Come, All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels!
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation
Sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above
Glory to God
Glory in the highest!
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord!


Silent Night
(Gruber/Mohr)

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin,
Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,

Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God, love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus Lord, at Thy birth,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.

 

Tags: Stephanie Anne Johnson, Sage Suzerris, Holidays

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