Sunday, 22 December 2013

A Christmas Morning Prayer

A Prayer for Christmas Morning
The day of joy returns, Father in Heaven, and crowns another year with peace and good will.
Help us rightly to remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men.
Close the doors of hate and open the doors of love all over the world?
Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil, by the blessing that Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clean hearts.
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children,
And the Christmas evening bring us to our bed with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmas Quotes

"The only person in history who was able to choose where to be born, chose a stable."

"Caveat Retailus: Shopper Beware!"

At a nativity play, all was going well until the angel appeared and told the little girl playing mary that she was going to have a baby,
 "But how can that be," said Mary, "Since I am a Viking?"

" A baby first laughs at the age of four weeks, By that time his eyes focus well enough to see you clearly."

"When I was a child, I was so fat I was the one chosen to play Bethlehem in the school Nativity play."

Nazareth: A man from Nazareth was despised in Jesus' day. It was an obscure town from which no good was thought to come, situated in "Galilee of the Gentiles". The Roman garrison in charge of Gallilee was housed there. The people of Nazareth had constant contact with people from far away so that news reached them quickly. The people of Nazareth had an attitude of independence that many Jews despised.
Nathaniel commented, "Nazareth! Can any thing good come from there?"

"Who likes a party?" Presents are wrapped in paper printed with creative designs. The wrapping paper is not meant to sit in a cupboard out of sight but be on display covering the gift inside. As the gift is opened the paper is torn...
Jesus the baby, wrapped in a manger
Jesus on the cross- the Saviour torn for our sins so that the best gift, salvation is opened and available to all.
What a party! Will you be there?

Monday, 9 December 2013

A Christmas Blessing

May the eagerness of the shepherds,
The perseverance of the wise men,
The obedience of Mary and Joseph,
And the joy, peace and adoration of the angels, 
be yours at this Christmas time.
And the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; 
be with you and remain with you always. 


A Short Christmas Prayer

Short Christmas Prayer

Lord, you know what it means to be vulnerable
A fragile young life, a defenceless young babe
So may this heart be vulnerable and open
This Christmas with Christ, walking closer each day 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star

(Twinkle Twinkle Little Star tune...)

Twinkle twinkle Christmas Star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Lighting up the Christmas sky
Star of hope, star of love
Twinkle twinkle from above.

Twinkle twinkle Christmas Star
How I wonder what you are
Shine on meadows, shine on sheep
Shine on shepherds as they sleep
Wake and see a light so bright
What is happening tonight?

Twinkle twinkle Christmas Star
How I wonder what you are
Shine on angels as they sing
Can you hear they news they bring?
"Born this night-oh what a joy!
God's own Son, a baby boy!"

Twinkle twinkle Christmas Star
How i wonder what you are
Shine on Joseph, Mary too
Shine & shine the whole night thru
Oh now watch, see them lay
Baby Jesus on the hay.

I love the stars that twinkle bright
I love the stars on Christmas night
Christmas night is for me too
Jesus came for me, it's true
Thank you God for what you've done
Thank you God, for your own Son.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Christmas Photo

It is the thought that counts

It is the thought that counts
A guy bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for Christmas. His friend said, “I thought she wanted one of those 4-Wheel drive vehicles.”

“She did,” he replied. “But where in the world was I going to find a fake jeep!”

Monday, 28 October 2013

Worship Ideas for Christmas

You'll find loads of ideas for Christmas worship here -

The African American Lectionary

Sunday, 14 April 2013

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