All-Age Prayer
(How many carol titles?)

 

Loving God
Baby God
away in a manger
we come all faithfully
to find you
in that little town of Bethlehem
and there we imagine you
see you lying on a bed of straw
“What child is this?”
the world asks
May we reply
this is the infant lowly, infant holy
Jesus Christ

So let us travel tonight
from shepherds watching their flocks by night
into Royal David’s City
and shout with them
joy to the world

and ask the world:do you hear what we hear
hark the herald angels sing
and may we sing with them
and tell the world
love came down at christmas

and as with gladness men of old
follow that star
may we follow it too
to that first noel
and find the child in the manger
and when we pause
in the silent night
we hear the angels sing
glory to the new born king

and hear in their song
and every carol
the invitation
our invitation to you O God
Come, O come Emmanuel



 

 

Christmas Statement

 

We believe in Christmas
We believe the words of the prophets
hold a promise
that affirms: God is with us
We believe in Christmas

We believe the story of Jesus
is a light for all in darkness
that affirms: God is with us
We believe in Christmas

We believe the longing we have
is a hope made real in Jesus
that affirms: God is with us
We believe in Christmas

We believe the Words we read
become living words
that affirm: God is with us
We believe in Christmas

We believe the waiting tonight
is worth waiting for
for it affirms: God is with us
We believe in Christmas

We believe God has chosen
to love us in the flesh
that affirms: God is with us
We believe in Christmas

We believe
and that is all we need to do
to affirm: God is with us
We believe in Christmas


 

 

Christmas Eve

                          John 1

Christmas Eve Blessing

May you find light
shining
in all the expectation you have tonight

May you find light
restless
in the longing for birth tonight

May you find light
breathing
through the words of the prophets tonight

May you find light
unfolding
in midnight skies tonight

May you find light
bending
around the angels gathering tonight

May you find light
quickening
among the stars tonight

And may you find light
awakening
in the straw of a manger
for you
and you
and you
tonight




Christmas Eve Gathering

 

Let us welcome the night
for it holds a secret.

Tonight
the darkness
shrinks
and the light is born
because this night
is full of holy wonder,
sacred breath,
angelic whispers.

God is even now
stretching skin.

The word is finding voice.

No longer will heaven be silent
but in an instant
silence will shatter
not with clever words
and sacred creeds,
tonight the word
becomes the sound of a god-child
crying hysterically
filling his new lungs
with human breath
hungry for life.

Welcome to the night
of incarnation

 

 

Christmas Day Gathering

 

And so it came to pass…
in that small village
in that borrowed manger
in those distant times
Jesus was born

And she brought forth her firstborn…
full of life
and fulfilling hope

And so it was in those days…
Love breathed
Justice cried
Truth moved
& God became human

And our eyes at last have seen him…
Emmanuel
one of us
among us

 

 

New Kilpatrick Parish Church

Rev Roddy Hamilton

0141 942 8827

 

Worship every Sunday at 10.30 and Wednesday 12 noon

The Church Office is open Mon-Fri: 9-12nooon

Scottish Charity SC012997

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