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This bulletin will also be available in paper form at our parking lot services.
Electric candles will also be distributed for use during the singing of Silent Night.
Most candles turn on by turning the base clockwise; a few have a switch on the bottom to turn on and off.
One candle will be available per vehicle.
Those who wish not to have contact outside their car can use a small flashlight or smartphone instead.
P: May the grace and truth of Christ be with you all. C: And also with you.
P: Let us pray. (A brief silence for reflection)
Almighty God, you made this holy night shine with the brightness of the true Light.
Grant that here on earth we may walk in the light of Jesus' presence and in the last day wake to the brightness of his glory;
through your only son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Second Lesson: A Reading from St. Paul's Epistle to Titus
11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all,
12training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly,
13while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
14He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
in fields where they lay, keeping their sheep,
on a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!
Born is the King of Israel.
2They looked up and saw a star
shining in the east beyond them far;
and to the earth it gave great light,
and so it continued both day and night.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!
Born is the King of Israel.
Gospel: A Reading from the Gospel of St. Luke
1In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.
2This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.
3All went to their own towns to be registered.
4Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David.
5He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child.
6While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child.
7And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
the stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
3Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask you to stay
close by me forever and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in your tender care
and fit us for heaven, to live with you there.
8In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
10But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:
11to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.
12This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,
14Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace among those whom he favors!
15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.16So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger.
17When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child;
18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them.
19But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.
20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
P: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. C: In the beginning was Jesus, the Word of God.
P: Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. C: In the beginning was Jesus, the Creator.
P: In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. C: In the beginning was Jesus, the light.
P: He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. C: In the beginning was Jesus, the Salvation of all who believe.
P: In the beginning was Jesus, the Word, the Creator, the Light, the Salvation of all who believe. C: In the beginning was Jesus.