Let us pray. God of time and eternity, you have given your only Son, born of Mary,
to save and redeem us. Bless us with all good things, that the works of our hands
through all the years of our lives may proclaim the news of your redeeming
love in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
PEACE OF THE CHRIST CHILD IS SHARED
The angels sing Glory to God in the highest and peace to God’s people on earth. The peace of the Lord be with you always. And also with you.
(Please share the peace of the Christ child with all whom you can!)
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.
CLOSING HYMN “Silent Night” #281
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.
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!
Silent night, holy night! Son of God, love’s pure light
radiant beams from your holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at your birth, Jesus, Lord at your birth.