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Christmas Eve
December 24
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Collect of the Day
Christmas Proper 1: O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our Redeemer, may with sure confidence behold him when he comes to be our Judge; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Christmas Proper 2:
O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Lessons Christmas 1


Isaiah 9:2-7 For a child has been born to us; a son given to us.
Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song.
Titus 2:11-14 The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all
Luke 2:1-14, (15-20) Birth of Jesus narrative

Lessons Christmas 2


Isaiah 62:6-12 See, your salvation comes.
Psalm 97 The Lord is King; let the earth rejoice.
Titus 3:4-7 We are saved by the grace of God through Jesus Christ.
Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20 Birth of Jesus narrative.
First Choice Selections--excellent fit with lesson(s)
Source Title Author Tune Lesson Source
H82 103 A Child is Born in Bethlehem Latin th cent, tr Ruth Fox Hume  Puer natus in Bethlehem Luke
H82 104 A Stable Lamp Is Lighted Richard Wilbur Andujar Luke
H82 96 Angels We Have Heard on High Traditional French Carol, tr James Cadwick Gloria Luke
H82 101 Away in a Manger sts 1-2, Little Children's Book for Schools and Families, ca 1; st 3, Gabriel's Vineyard Songs, 12 Cradle Song Luke
H82 91 Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light Johann Rist, tr st  John Troutbeck Ermuntre dich Luke
H82 80 From Heaven Above Martin Luther, ; tr Lutheran Commission of Worship for Lutheran Book of Worship,  Vom Himmel hoch Luke
H82 99 Go, Tell It on the Mountain African American spiritual., adapt John W. Work  Go Tell It on the Mountain Luke
H82 87 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Charles Wesley Mendelssohn Isaiah
H82 112 In the Bleak Midwinter Christina G. Rossetti Cranham Luke
H82 89/90 It Came upon a Midnight Clear Edmund Hamilton Sears Carol/Noel Isaiah/Luke
H82 81 Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Sts 1,2 1th cent German; tr Theodore Baker, st 3 Friedrich Layritz, tr. Harriet Renolds Krauth Spaeth Es ist ein Ros Luke
H82 83 O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) John F. Wade, tr Frederick Oakeley and others Adeste Fideles Luke
H82 78/79 O Little Town of Bethlehem Phillips Brooks Forest Green/St. Louis Luke
H82 102 Once in Royal David's City Cecil Frances Alexander, st 3 James Waring McCrady  Irby Luke
LEVAS 24 Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow (Dere's a Star in de East) African American spiritual Rise Up, Shepherd Luke
WLP 725 Shengye Qing, Shengye Jing (Holy Night, Blessed Night) Mandarin carol; Weiyu Zhu and Jingren Wu,  para. Kathleen Moody   Luke
H82 111 Silent Night, Holy Night Joseph Mohr,sts 1-3 tr John Freeman Young, stz 4 tr anon Stille Nacht Luke
H82 110 The Snow Lay on the Ground Anglo-English carol Venite Adoremus Luke
H82 94/95 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks Nahum Tate Winchester Old/Hampton Luke

Second Choice Selections--a tie to the lesson(s) can be seen

H82 93 Angels from the Realms of Glory James Montgomery Regent Square Seasonal
LEVASII 23 Jesus Came to Earth in Glory Hugh Sherlock   Seasonal
H82 82 Of the Father's Love Begotten Marcus Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, tr John Mason Neale and Henry Williams Baker Divinum mysterium Seasonal
H82 115 What Child is This? William Chatterton Dix Greensleeves Seasonal