Join us for our annual Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols with a Unitarian Universalist twist! This year we’ll also be using the newly published First Nations translation for the lessons from the traditional gospels.
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Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols
December 24, 2021
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“Who will celebrate Christmas correctly? Whoever finally lays down all power, all honour, all reputation, all vanity, all arrogance, all individualism beside the manger.”
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Welcome & Fire Safety
“We Have an Old Story to Tell,” The Rev. Gretchen Haley
02 Centering Music
Introduction to the First Nations Translation of the Christian Texts
O Come All Ye Faithful, sung by Brandon Hornsby-Selvin (arrangement & accompaniment: Adam Podd)
Shining Light Tells the Good Story 1:26-38 (First Nations Translation)
228 Once in Royal David’s City
Shining Light Tells the Good Story 2:1-7 (First Nations Translation)
Joy to the World, Whitney Houston from The Preacher’s Wife
Shining Light Tells the Good Story 2:8-20 (First Nations Translation)
237 The First Nowell
Seekers of Wisdom
Gift From Creator Tells the Good Story 2:1-12 (First Nations Translation)
Minister’s Discretionary Fund
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, performed by PIQSIQ
“The Stolen Infant,” The Reverend Carl Scovel
“José y Maria,” Everett Patterson
Star In the East, performed by The Rose Quartet and Jordan Sramek
“It Doesn’t Seem Like Much,” The Rev. Theresa Ninán Soto
251 Silent Night
“Now the Work of Christmas Begins” by The Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman
Carry the Flame