PREPARATIONFather, Abba,In your Spirit, Let the word of Christ,The Word made flesh,Emmanuel,Dwell in us,And around us,Richly.
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone all around them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said to them, “Do not be fear, behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace among all peoplewith whom God is pleased!”_From Luke 2
THE GLORIAGlory in the highest heavens to GodAnd on earth peace among all people whom God favors.
Do not be afraid,Behold, good news of great joy for all the people.
Glory in the highest heavens to GodAnd on earth peace among all people whom God favors.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Glory in the highest heavens to GodAnd on earth peace among all people whom God favors.Glory in the highest heavens to GodAnd on earth peace among all people whom God favors.
When the Lord restored,The restoration of Zion,We were like those who dreamed.Then our mouth were filled with laughter,And our tongue with shouts of joy. `Then they said among the nations,The Lord has done great things for them.
The Lord has done great things for us,We are glad. Restore, O Lord,Restore us, As the streams in the South.
Those who sow in tearsShall reap shouts of joy.He who goes out weeping, Bearing the seed for sowing,Will return again with joy, Bringing his sheaves with him.
SHEMA & THE JESUS CREEDHear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your might. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.
THE LORD’S PRAYEROur Father in heaven,Hallowed be your name.Your Kingdom come.Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever
CLOSINGWe say Yes! Amen!Come Lord Jesus!