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  • 1. Welcome to our Christmas CelebrationDecember 2011 1
  • 2. Christmas Carol Service – December 2011A long time ago an angel had told Mary that she was going to have a very special baby and when it was nearly time for the baby to be born, Joseph and Mary had to leave their home in Nazareth and travel with lots of other people to the town of Bethlehem. 2
  • 3. Children to sing:‘Band of Angels’ 3
  • 4. After a long journey, Joseph and Marylooked for somewhere to sleep. The townwas so full of people that finding a placeto stay was not easy. There was noroom for them anywhere.One innkeeper said,”Would you like tostay in my stable?”That night, in the stable where theanimals lived, the baby was born. Maryand Joseph called their new baby Jesus.They wrapped Him up to keep Him warmand laid Him in a manger, where hay hadbeen put for the animals. 4
  • 5. Mary had a baby. 5
  • 6. On a hillside outsideBethlehem, some shepherdswere looking after their sheep.They were woken by an angel,who told them that a specialbaby had been born inBethlehem.The shepherds journeyed intoBethlehem and saw a brightstar shining down on a stable. 6
  • 7. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 7
  • 8. Inside, they found the baby, just as the angel had told them. Then the sky was filled with angels, rejoicingin the good news about the birth of Jesus. 8
  • 9. Come and Join the Come and join Celebration the(Sing twice) celebration, It’s a very special day, Come and join the jubilation, Theres a new king born today 9
  • 10. In a far away land, some WiseMen had seen a new star in thesky. They followed the bright star across deserts, through towns and villages all the way to Bethlehem and right up to the stable where the starrested. Inside the stable the Wise Men found the baby andgave Jesus their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 10
  • 11. Hello Baby Jesus. (Sing x 2) Hello Baby Jesus, Hello Baby Jesus, Hello Baby Jesus Baby Jesus Hello. 11
  • 12. This is the story of the first Christmas. All over the worldpeople retell the story of Mary and Joseph and the bright star whichguided the shepherds and the kings to the stable where Jesus was born. It is a story we especially remember at this time of year. 12
  • 13. Away in a Manger (all sing)Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,The little lord Jesus laid down his sweet head, The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,The little lord Jesus asleep on the hay. 13  
  • 14. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,But little lord Jesus no crying he makes, I love thee Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky, And stay by my side until morning is nigh.     14
  • 15. Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stayClose by me forever, and love me, I pray.Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,And fit us for heaven to live with thee there. 15
  • 16. The staff will sing‘ Love Shone Down’ 16
  • 17. A Christmas message 17
  • 18. The Lord’s Prayer Our Father in heaven Hallowed be your name Your kingdom come Your will be done On earth as in heavenGive us today our daily bread   18
  • 19. Forgive us our sins As we forgive those who sin against us Lead us not into temptation But deliver us from evil.For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours Now and for ever.     Amen 19
  • 20. Our thanks to :-• Alison - Church Speaker• Nick - P.A. Desk• The Lickey Rangers• Santa! Please give generously to the collection. 20
  • 21. Please turn to the back of your programme to see where to go next. Enjoy your morning 21
  • 22. Thank you for coming. We wish you all a happy and joyful Christmas. 22