Christmas Eve Service 2023
Christmas Eve Service
3616 East Lake Mead Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89115
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UUCLV's Christmas Eve 2023 Service for December 24, 2023
INFORMATIONAL GUIDE: These will be parts of tonight’s service although not in the order as listed.
Greeting & Ringing the Bell
Chalice Lighting by Rev. Linda Hart :
- Congregational Response: We kindle a small flame, in the dark of the year remembering the promise of life abundant, of a possible peace. We pause on this night of mystery, to tell the stories, to sing the songs, and to bring more light into the world.
Opening Hymn: The First Nowell #237 with Maggie M. on piano
Wreath of Light with Terri B.
Of Our Hearts & Anointing with Maggie M. on piano
Pastoral Prayer: Blue Christmas: This, Too, Belongs by Kari Kopnick
Pastoral Hymn: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear #244 on piano with Maggie M.
Reading: Every Moment is One by Quinn G. Caldwell
Offering with music on piano with Maggie M.:
- Congregational Response: With gratitude for the abundance in our own lives, we give for the life of this congregation and the benefit of the larger community.
Pageant with Rory S.
Closing Song: Joy to the World #245 on piano with Maggie M.
Call to Action
Reading: Axial Tilt is the Reason for the Season by David Schwartz
Closing: Shortest Day by Susan Cooper
- Candle light passing while singing Silent Night
- Congregational Response: We release that which was called with love and gratitude, and we extinguish the flame, but not our commitment to being a beacon in the desert. This burns brightly until we gather again.