Friday, December 24, 2010
Christmas Eve Worship Service, part 4, Candlelight ceremony, led by Pastor Sue Gross
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Prayer After Receiving Holy Communion
You have given yourself to us, Lord.
Now we give ourselves for others.
Your love has made us a new people.
As a people of love we will serve you with joy.
Your glory has filled our hearts.
Help us to glorify You in all things.
Songleader David Stanton led the congregation in the final hymn, Silent Night, and the lights dimmed for a candlelight ceremony, beginning with the Pastor lighting a candle from the Christ Candle, then using the newly lighted candle to light those of each member of the congregation.
As the strains of Silent Night faded, Pastor Sue Gross gave the benediction.