Christmas Eve 24 December 2020

Welcome

Singing: Angels We Have Heard On High

Verse 1
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echo back their joyous strains

Chorus
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Verse 2
Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
Say what may the tidings be
Which inspire your heav’nly song?

Chorus
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Verse 3
Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King

Chorus
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

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Bible Reading

Prayer

Singing: Immanuel

Stuart Townend

Verse 1
From the squalor of a borrowed stable
By the Spirit and a virgin’s faith
To the anguish and the shame of scandal
Came the saviour of the human race
But the skies were filled
With the praise of heav’n
Shepherds listen as the angels tell
Of the gift of God come down to man
At the dawning of Immanuel

Verse 2
King of heaven now the friend of sinners
Humble servant in the Father’s hands
Filled with power and the Holy Spirit
Filled with mercy for the broken man
Yes, He walked my road
And He felt my pain
Joys and sorrows that I know so well
Yet His righteous steps give me hope again
I will follow my Immanuel

Verse 3
Through the kisses of a friend’s betrayal
He was lifted on a cruel cross
He was punished for a world’s transgressions
He was suffering to save the lost
He fights for breath
He fights for me
Loosing sinners from the claims of hell
And with a shout our souls are free
Death defeated by Immanuel

Verse 4
Now He’s standing in the place of honour
Crowned with glory on the highest throne
Interceding for His own beloved
‘Til His Father calls to bring them home
Then the skies will part
As the trumpet sounds
Hope of heaven or the fear of hell
But the bride will run to her lover’s arms
Giving glory to Immanuel

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Giving

Singing Item: Maker Made A Child

Abi Marthinet-Glover, Alanna Glover, Jake Marthinet-Glover

Verse 1
There was once a child a son born long ago
In Bethlehem’s dark cold night
A promise for the world His birth was long foretold
A baby born to swallow death

Chorus
Oh Bethlehem a prophet told
From your streets will rise the ruler of all time
Oh Bethlehem our king you hold
For the Maker of the world is made a child
Oh the Maker of the world is made a child

Verse 2
Descended from the kings of ever failing hearts
Begotten from before all time
Behold the Prince of Peace behold the Son of God
Who’s swaddled now in mortal flesh

Chorus
Oh Bethlehem a prophet told
From your streets will rise the ruler of all time
Oh Bethlehem our king you hold
For the Maker of the world is made a child
Oh the Maker of the world is made a child

Verse 3
The One who breathed out stars
Now draws a shaking breath
The light of life among us dwells
Oh hear the darkness quake as angels all proclaim
The glory of Immanuel

Chorus 
Oh Bethlehem a prophet told
From your streets will rise the ruler of all time
Oh Bethlehem our king you hold
For the Maker of the world is made a child
Oh the Maker of the world is made a child

The Maker made a child
The Maker made a child
The Maker made a child

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Singing: O Come All Ye Faithful

C. Frederick Oakeley and John Francis Wade

Verse 1
O come all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold him
Born the King of angels

Chorus
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
Christ the Lord

Verse 2
God of God
Light of light
Lo, he abhors not the virgin’s womb
Very God
Begotten not created

Chorus
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
Christ the Lord

Verse 3
Sing choirs of angels
Sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens of heav’n above
Glory to God
Glory in the highest

Chorus
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
Christ the Lord

Verse 4
Yea Lord we greet thee
Born this happy morning
Jesus to thee be all glory giv’n
Word of the Father
Late in flesh appearing

Chorus
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore him
Christ the Lord

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Prayer

Reading: John 3:16-21

Sermon: The Light Has Come (Craig Newill)

 

Singing: Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Felix Mendelssohn and Charles Wesley

Verse 1
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With th’angelic hosts proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

Verse 2
Christ by highest heav’n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord
Late in time behold him come
Offspring of a virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh the godhead see
Hail th’incarnate deity
Pleased as man with men to dwell
Jesus our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

Verse 3
Hail the heav’n born Prince of Peace
Hail the sun of righteousness
Light and life to all he brings
Ris’n with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

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Benediction