Manchester Community Church
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December 24, 2014 Bulletin Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve

 

Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Solo                 “I Wonder as I Wander”                     David Peabody

Welcome and Invocation                              Pastor Donald Davenport

 

*Processional Carol     Pg. 145         “O Come, All Ye Faithful”

Lighting of the Advent Wreath

And Christ Candle                                        Arlene Gagnon & Family

Solo                 “Alleluia! Christmas”                          Darren Ware

 

                     The Christmas Story in Scripture and Song

 

Matthew 1:18-25                                           Deacon John Gragg

Anthem          “Bethlehem Gift”                                MCC Choir

*Carol                                    Pg. 141            “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

 

Luke 2:1-14                                        Senior Deacon Linda Cookson

Christmas Offering                                                  

Offertory                    “Mary, Did You Know”         Dick Cutliffe

 

Matthew 2:1-12                                             Deacon Arlene Gagnon

*Carol                                    Pg. 133            “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

Christmas Prayer                                          (Unison: on facing page)

Duet    “Mary’s Little Boy Child”      Jean Davenport & Joan Morgan

 

Luke 2:15-20                                                  Deacon Leon Strout

Sermon           “God’s Grace Surrounds Us”             Pastor Don

Anthem          “Quiet Night”                                     MCC Choir

 

Passing the Christmas Light

*Recessional Carol    Pg. 147            “Silent Night! Holy Night!”

*Benediction, Extinguishing of Lights, Depart in Silence

 

 

*Congregation standing

 

 

 

Christmas Prayer

(Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894)

 

Loving Father,

Help us remember the birth of Jesus,

that we may share in the song of angels,

the gladness of the shepherds,

and the worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate and open the door of love

all over the world.

Let kindness come with every gift

and good desires with every greeting.

 

Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings,

and teach us to be merry with clean hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be Thy children,

and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds

with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven,

For Jesus’ sake.

Amen!

 

 

 

 

Manchester Community Church Choir

Annette Peabody, Director

Annabell Curtis, Organist

                                               Roger Bachelder                                  Cindy Keller

                                               Don Davenport                                    Joan Morgan

                                               Jean Davenport                                  David Peabody

                                               Dick Godbout                                      Bob Tweedie

                                               John Gragg                                          Teddy Ware

 

 

     Ushers:  Bud Ware, Don & Lynn Sweeney, Karen Guillemette

           

 

 

 

 

                   POINSETTIAS ON THE ALTAR

 

 

 

In Memory & Honor of:                  Given By:

 

Robert Blake & Don Herber               Jackie Herber

Barbara Bond                                      Bob Bond

David Bourne                                     Sue Bourne

Hazel Durgin, Robert & Alice Tweedie,

Robert & Anne Tweedie                     Tweedie Family

Paul Ellis, Son &

Troy Ellis, Grandson                           Ira & Marjorie Ellis

Mary, Kathy & Brother Bob               Dick Godbout

Bud Hallett, Floyd & Margaret Mosher,

Clarence & Clara Turner,

Perley & Edith Hallett                        Deanna Mosher Hallett & family

Jan Johnson                                       Rev. Johnson

Walter Mooers                                    Kaye Mooers

Our Loved Ones                                 Mike & Debbie Johnson

Our Loved Ones                                 Bud & Teddy Ware

Our Loved Ones                                 Kerry & Linda Cookson

Our Parents Ruth, Stanley, Clyde & Roy

                                           Pastor Don & Jean Davenport, Joan Morgan

Our Parents                                         Don & Lynn Sweeney

Gerry Peabody                                   Annette, David & Douglas

Joanne Thurston                                  Stirling Thurston