This year’s Christmas pageant includes many of your favorite Christmas carols, along with Mary and Joseph, shepherds, kings, emperors, a transgender angel, and plenty of twists and turns. As always, everyone is invited in on the fun at Clackamas United Church of Christ.
Prelude Adam: God be with you. All: And also with you. Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen Lighting of the Peace Candle – Adam Adam: Our tradition at CUCC is to light a peace candle at the beginning of each worship service to center ourselves around the Peace of God. I will lead us in the liturgy as Gavin lights the candle… I invite you to join us in lighting the peace candle… All: We pray for peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our communities, in our nations, and in our worlds. Prayers of the People – Adam (After each prayer, Adam will say, “God in your love” and you are invited to respond with “hear our prayers.”) Community Prayer and Lord’s Prayer - Adam Our God, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed by 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. 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. Lighting of the Advent Candle of Love – Rebekah Rebekah: The words of the angel were frightening to Mary, Joseph, and the Shepherds. But the angel always says, “Do not be afraid.” Why? Because God is with us. And Love is about to be born into this world. Lights fourth candle. Rebekah: Let us pray: We light the Advent candles of hope, peace, joy and love. May this light brighten the Advent season and remind us that God’s love is always with us. Amen. Christmas Pageant *Unison Benediction – May God bless you and keep you. May God’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May God look upon you with kindness and bring you peace. This day and forever more. Amen -Numbers 6:24-26