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The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

Opening Hymn:  “It Came upon the Midnight Clear” (#366)

  It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old,

  From angels bending near the earth To touch their harps of gold:

  “Peace on the earth, good-will to all,

From heaven’s all-gracious king.”

  The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing.

  All you beneath your heavy load, by care and guilt bent low,   Who toil along a dreary way with painful steps and slow:

  Look up, for golden is the hour, come swiftly on the wing,

  The Prince was born to bring you peace; Of him the angels sing.

  For lo, the days have come to pass by prophets seen of old,   When down into the circling years came Christ as was foretold.

  His word of peace shall to the earth

God’s ancient promise bring,

  And all who take this gift will hear the songs the angels sing.

Invocation

Pastor: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.

Confession and Forgiveness

Pastor:   Señor, ten piedad de nosotros. 

People: Señor, ten piedad de nosotros. Pastor:        Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros. 

People:  Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros. Pastor:       Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

People:  Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

(Moment of Silent Prayer) (Momento de Oración Personal)

Pastor: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

People: But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Pastor: Let us then confess our sins to God:

People: Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your holy name.

Amen.

Pastor: Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:  Amen.

 

The Prayer of the Day

Almighty, eternal God, at just the right time of your planning you sent your only Son into the limitations of time and death to rescue us people separated from you with your powerful grace. Grow our faith, free us to live as children of God who have the grace of Jesus to share with the world. Amen.

Scripture Readings (After each reading:) Reader: This is the Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God!

Isaiah 61:10 - 62:3 10

Jerusalem rejoices because of what the Lord has done. She is like a bride dressed for her wedding. God has clothed her with salvation and victory. 11 As surely as seeds sprout and grow, the Sovereign Lord will save his people, and all the nations will praise him. 62:1 I will speak out to encourage Jerusalem; I will not be silent until she is saved, and her victory shines like a torch in the night. 2 Jerusalem, the nations will see you victorious! All their kings will see your glory. You will be called by a new name, a name given by the Lord himself. 3

You will be like a beautiful crown for the Lord.

Galatians 4:4-7 4

 But when the right time finally came, God sent his own Son. He came as the son of a human mother and lived under the Law, to redeem those who were under the Law, so that we might become God’s children. 6 To show that you are his children, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who cries out, “Father, my Father.”  7 So then, you are no longer a slave but a child. And since you are his child, God will give you all that he has for his children.

Luke 2:22-40 22

The time came for Joseph and Mary to perform the ceremony of purification, as the Law of Moses commanded. So they took the child to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, 23 as it is written in the law of the Lord: “Every first-born male is to be dedicated to the Lord.” 24 They also went to offer a sacrifice of a pair of doves or two young pigeons, as required by the law of the Lord. 25 At that time there was a man named Simeon living in Jerusalem. He was a good, God-fearing man and was waiting for Israel to be saved. The Holy Spirit was with him 26 and had assured him that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s promised Messiah. 27 Led by the Spirit, Simeon went into the Temple. When the parents brought the child Jesus into the Temple to do for him what the Law required, 28 Simeon took the child in his arms and gave thanks to God: 29 “Now, Lord, you have kept your promise, and you may let your servant go in peace. 30 With my own eyes I have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples: A light to reveal your will to the Gentiles and bring glory to your people Israel.”  33 The child’s father and mother were amazed at the things Simeon said about him. 34 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against 35 and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.” 36-37 There was a very old prophet, a widow named Anna, daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher. She had been married for only seven years and was now 84 years old. She never left the Temple; day and night she worshiped God, fasting and praying. 38That very same hour she arrived and gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were waiting for God to set Jerusalem free.  39 When Joseph and Mary had finished doing all that was required by the law of the Lord, they returned to their home town of Nazareth in Galilee. 40 The child grew and became strong; he was full of wisdom, and God’s blessings were upon him.

The Apostle’s Creed

   I believe in God, the Father Almighty maker of heaven and earth.    And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.

   I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

KID SERMON

HYMN:  "Canten Con Alegria" / “Sing with Joy”

Canten con alegria las alabanzas de Cristo el Rey; Anden en los caminos que nos mostrara su augusta grey. Vivan los redimidos en las victorias del vencedor; Para que todos juntos veamos las glorias del Redentor.

Come let us sing of Jesus, our blessed Savior, Redeemer King; Let every heart with full adoration, tribute and homage bring.

He'll be exalted in every tribe and nation the world around;

Join in the chorus, His banner o'er us, Christians, proclaim the sound!

Cristo es la luz del mundo, y él que le sigue la luz tendrá; Cristo es el pan de vida, y él que de él come no morirá. Cristo es la fuente viva, y él que de él bebe no tendrá sed; Y si quereis la vida, id a la fuente y allí bebed.

To Thee, O blessed Savior, we lift our voices in grateful praise; Joining our hearts sincerely with full devotion, the song we raise.

Soon every knee in earth and in heav'n shall bow down before thy name--

Name ever glorious, o'er all victorious, through endless years the same.

Sermon The Prayers The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the

kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen

 

Service of the Sacrament

Pastor:   The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Pastor:    Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Pastor:   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give Him thanks and praise.    

Pastor: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should always sing of your glory, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. For you are the hope of the nations, the builder of the city that is to come. Your love made visible in Jesus Christ brings home the lost, restores the sinner and gives dignity to the despised. In his face your light shines out, flooding lives with goodness and truth, and making us all, a divided and broken humanity, forever one in your kingdom. People: Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy, we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us to faithfully eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us to in His own testament. Gather us together from the ends of the earth to celebrate, with all the faithful, the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone be all glory, honor, and worship, now and forever. Amen.

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.

Consecration & Distribution Post Communion Song

Thank the Lord and sing His praise;       tell everyone what He has done. Let everyone who seeks the Lord      rejoice and proudly bear His name. He recalls His promises      and leads His people forth in joy with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.

Post-Communion Prayer

We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You, that of Your mercy, You would strengthen us in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Closing Hymn: “Let Us All with Gladsome Voice” (#390)

   Let us all with gladsome voice praise the God of heaven,    Who, to make our hearts rejoice, His own Son has given.

   To this place of fears he came, servant, healer, mender;

   Through his death we heaven claim, There to reign in splendor.

   We are rich, for he was poor; is not this a wonder?

   Therefore praise God evermore here on earth and yonder.

   Christ, our Lord and Savior dear, Oh be ever near us.

   Be our joy through-out each year.  Amen, Jesus, hear us.

The Blessing

Christmas Day - 2020

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A Meditation of Preparation for Christmas Day

Lord Jesus Christ, your birth at Bethlehem draws us to kneel in wonder at heaven touching earth: accept our heartfelt praise as we worship you, our savior and our eternal god. Amen!

 

The Ringing of the Bells and The Welcome

 

O, Come, All Ye Faithful

Oh, come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!

Come see in the manger our Savior and King!

Come and behold him born the King of angels;

Oh, come, let us adore him;  oh, come, let us adore him;

Oh, come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

To you then O Jesus, Light of light eternal,

Be glory and honor through heaven and earth.

Son of the Father, now in flesh appearing;

Oh, come, let us adore him;  oh, come, let us adore him;

Oh, come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

 

Invocation and Confession

In the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit

All     Amen.

 

Christ the Light of the World has come to dispel the darkness of our hearts.  Let us turn to the Light and confess our sins:

 

Silence is kept.

          Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

          Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

          Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

All     Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

 

God our Father, you sent your Son full of grace and truth: forgive our failure to receive him.

All     Lord, have mercy.

Jesus our Savior, you were born in poverty and laid in a manger: forgive our greed and rejection of your ways.

All     Christ, have mercy.

 

Spirit of God, your servant Mary responded joyfully to your call: forgive the hardness of our hearts.

All     Lord, have mercy.

May the God of all healing and forgiveness draw you to himself, that you may behold the glory of his Son, the Word made flesh, and be cleansed from all your sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All     Amen.

 

The Promise  (Isaiah 9:6-7)

             A child is born to us! A son is given to us! He will be our ruler.

All:       He will be called, Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace.

             His power will grow; his kingdom will always be at peace.

All:       The Lord Almighty is determined to do all this.

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old,

From angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold:

“Peace on the earth, good-will to all,

from heaven’s all-gracious king.”

The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing.

 

For lo, the days have come to pass by prophets seen of old,

When down into the circling years came Christ as was foretold.

His word of peace shall to the earth God’s ancient promise bring,

And all who take this gift will hear the song the angels sing.

 

God’s Plan Fulfilled   (Luke 2:1-20)

             In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.  This was the first enrollment when Quirinius was governor of Syria.

All:       And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city.

             And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea;

All:       He went to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.

             And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered.

All:       And she gave birth to her first born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

 

Once In Royal David’s City

Once in royal Davids city,

Stood a lowly cattle shed,

Where a mother laid her Baby,

In a manger for His bed:

Mary was that mother mild,

Jesus Christ, her little Child.

He came down to earth from heaven,

Who is God and Lord of all,

And His shelter was a stable,

And His cradle was a stall;

With the poor, oppressed, and lowly,

Lived on earth our Savior holy.

And our eyes at last shall see Him,

Through His own redeeming love;

For that Child so dear and gentle,

Is our Lord in heaven above:

And He leads His children on,

To the place where He is gone.

 

             And in that region there were shepherds out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them.

All:       And the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.

             And the angel said to them:

All:       “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to 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 babe 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:

All:       Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.

Angels We Have Heard On High

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 heav'nly 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

 

             When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said, “Let us go to Bethlehem and what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”

All:       And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

             When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what they had been told about this child;

All:       And all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.

             But Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.

All:       And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

 

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Hark! The herald-angels sing "Glory to the newborn king;

Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled"

Joyful all ye nations rise, Join the triumph of the skies

With the angelic host proclaim "Christ is born in Bethlehem"

Hark! The herald-angels sing "Glory to the new-born king”

Christ, by highest heaven adored Christ, the everlasting Lord,

Late in time behold Him come Offspring of a Virgin's womb:

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, Hail the incarnate Deity

Pleased as man with man to dwell Jesus, our Emmanuel

Hark! The herald-angels sing "Glory to the newborn King"

God’s Plan Reaches Us!   (Titus 3:4-8a)

4But when the kindness and love of God our Savior was revealed, 5he saved us. It was not because of any good deeds that we ourselves had done, but because of his own mercy that he saved us, through the water of rebirth and the renewing power of the Holy Spirit. 6God poured out the Holy Spirit abundantly on us through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that by his grace we might be put right with God and come into possession of the eternal life we hope for. 8This is a true saying.

 

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Over the hills and everywhere;

Go, Tell It On The Mountain That Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching Over silent flocks by night,

Behold throughout the heavens, There shone a holy light:

Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Over the hills and everywhere;

Go, Tell It On The Mountain That Jesus Christ is born.

Down in a lowly manger Our humble Christ was born

And God send us salvation, That blessed Christmas morn:

Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Over the hills and everywhere;

Go, Tell It On The Mountain That Jesus Christ is born.

 

The Message

The Prayers and Lord’s Prayer

Holy Communion

                   The Lord be with you.

All:              And also with you.

                   Lift up your hearts.

All:              We lift them to the Lord.

                   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All:             It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

                   All praise to you, almighty God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You have come to us in our rebellion and helplessness, and, in Christ, you have drawn us back to yourself, setting us free from the power of sin and death. You have given us your name and purpose and, by your Spirit, have breathed new life into us.

All:              All praise to You, dear Lord!  Strengthen us for your service!

                   [The Words of Institution]

                   Come, the feast is prepared. Let us celebrate the hope we have in Christ, our Lord. The peace of the Lord be  with you always.

People:      And also with you.

Joy to the World

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! 

Let earth receive its 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 earth, the Savior reigns!

Let all their songs employ

While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains

repeat the sounding joy,

Repeat the sounding joy,

repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground;

He comes to make his blessings flow

Far as the curse is found,

Far as the curse is found,

Far as, far as, the curse is found.

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.

 

The Blessing

 

Christmas Eve - 2020

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The Ringing of the Bells and the Welcome

Las Campanas Y La Bienvenida

 

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, O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

 Venid, fieles todos, a Belén vayamos
de gozo triunfantes henchidos de amor;
y al rey de los cielos humildes vermos:
Venid, adoremos, venid, adoremos,
venid, adoremos a Cristo el Señor.

 Highest, most holy, Light of Light eternal,
Born of a virgin, a mortal He comes;

Son of the Father, Now in flesh appearing!

O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

 Jesús, celbramos tu bendito nombre
Con himnos solemnes de grato loor;
por siglos eternos adórete el hombre:

Venid, adoremos, venid, adoremos,
venid, adoremos a Cristo el Señor.

 Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, In the highest:

O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

  

Invocation and Confession

La Invocación Y La Confesión

 

En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

All        Amen.

Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you

All        and also with you.

 

Christ the Light of the World has come to dispel the darkness of our hearts.  Let us turn to the Light and confess our sins:

 

Silence is kept.

            Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

All      Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

            Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

All      Cristo, ten piedad de nosotros.

            Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

All      Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

 

God our Father, you sent your Son full of grace and truth: forgive our failure to receive him.

All       Lord, have mercy.

 

Jesus our Savior, you were born in poverty and laid in a manger: forgive our greed and rejection of your ways.

All       Christ, have mercy.

 

Spirit of God, your servant Mary responded joyfully to your call: forgive the hardness of our hearts.

All       Lord, have mercy.

 

May the God of all healing and forgiveness draw you to himself, that you may behold the glory of his Son, the Word made flesh, and be cleansed from all your sins, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All        Amen.

Prayer of the Day

All      Eternal God, in the stillness of this night you sent your almighty Word to pierce the world’s darkness with the light of salvation: give to the earth the peace that we long for and fill our hearts with the joy of heaven through our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

The Liturgy of the Word

La Liturgia del Palabra

 

First Reading

Isaiah 9:2-6

 

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. They lived in a land of shadows, but now light is shining on them.  You have given them great joy, Lord; you have made them happy....  A child is born to us!  A son is given to us!  And he will be our ruler.  He will be called, “Wonderful Counselor”, “Mighty God”, “Eternal Father”, “Prince of Peace”.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All        Thanks be to God.

Second Reading

Titus 2:11-14

 

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All        Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Reading

Luke 2:1-14

 

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We have seen his glory!

All        Alleluia.

 

            In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)  And everyone went to their own town to register.  So, Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.  He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All        Praise to you, O Christ.

 

The Creed

 

All                We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.    

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.  

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

Hark! The Herald, Angels Sing

 

Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!"
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies;
With the angelic host proclaim, "Christ is born in Bethlehem!"

Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ, by highest heav'n adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold Him come, Offspring of a virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, Hail the incarnate Deity!
Pleased as Man with man to dwell, Jesus, our Immanuel!

Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King!"

 Hail, the heav'n-born Prince of Peace! Hail, the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings, Ris'n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.

Hark! The herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King!"

 

Children’s Message

 

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and ev'rywhere;
Go tell it on the mountain That Jesus Christ is born!

 

While shepherds kept their watching, O'er silent flocks by night,
Behold, throughout the heavens There shone a holy light.

Go tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and ev'rywhere;
Go tell it on the mountain That Jesus Christ is born!

 

The shepherds feared and trembled, When lo, above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus, That hailed our Savior's birth.

Go tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and ev'rywhere;
Go tell it on the mountain That Jesus Christ is born

Sermon

 

Prayers

 

Padre Nuestro

 

All        Padre nuestro que estás en los cielos, santificado sea tu nombre; Venga a nos tu reino; Hágase tu volutad, así en la tierra como en el cielo; El pan de cada día, dánoslo hoy; Y perdónanos nuestras deudas, así como nosotros perdonamos a nuestros deudores; Y no nos dejes caer en tentación; mas líbranos del mal; Porque tuyo es el reino, el poder y la gloria, por los siglos de los siglos. Amén

 

 

 

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

La Liturgia del Sacramento

  

The Lord be with you

All        and also with you.

 Lift up your hearts.

All        We lift them to the Lord.

 Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All        It is right to give thanks and praise.

 All glory and honor be yours always and everywhere, mighty creator, ever-living God. We give you thanks and praise for your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, who for love of our fallen race humbled himself, was born of the Virgin Mary, and lived as one of us. In this mystery of the Word made flesh you have caused his light to shine in our hearts and have given us peace! Therefore, with the angels of heaven we lift our voices to proclaim the glory of your name and sing our joyful hymn of praise:

 All        Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

 We proclaim the mystery of faith:

All        Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again! Amen!

 

            La paz del Señor sea con ustedes.

All      Y también contigo.

 

Lamb of God

 

All       Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, grant us peace

 

Consecration and Distribution

 

Prayer after Communion

 All      Almighty God, we thank you for feeding us with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Through him we offer you our souls and bodies to be a living sacrifice. Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory. Amen.

 

The Spreading of the Light

Lighted candles will be brought down the aisle so that the person at the end of each pew can light his/her candle and then spread the light down the pew. Please take special care with the lit candles.

 

Noche de Paz 

Noche de paz, noche de amor!
Todo duerme en derredor,
Entre los astros que esparcen su luz,
bella anunciando al niñito Jesús,
brilla la estrella de paz,
brilla la estrella de paz.

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.

¡Noche de paz, noche de amor!
Oye humilde el fiel pastor
coros celestes que anuncian salud,
gracias y glorias en gran plenitud,
por nuestro buen Redentor,
por nuestro buen Redentor

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heav'nly hosts sing, Alleluia!
Christ, the Savior is born!
Christ, the Savior is born!

 

The Dismissal

Despedida

 

Announcements

 

The Blessing

 

La gracia del nuestro Señor Jesucristo, el amor de Dios, y la comunión del Espíritu Santo siempre sean con todos ustedes.

All       Amen.

Joy to the World

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King:
Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room
And heav'n and nature sing,
And heav'n and nature sing,
And heav'n and nature sing.

Joy to the earth, 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 the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found.

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 of His love.

 

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