Light shines: a child is born for us
Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad. (Ps. 96:11)
The grace of God has appeared
Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]
God with us
Christmas Eve Worship
All are welcome! All Saints Lutheran Church is a congregation of people called by God to ignite passion for Jesus and transform their neighborhoods with hope and love. We believe all are welcome. Really, everyone. All kinds of people, in all walks of life, call All Saints home.
All worship services are offered in-person in the sanctuary or via Facebook Live on the church’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/allsaintsdavenport at 7 pm. Assisted Listening Devices are available next to the soundboard for your convenience.
The worship service can be watched at a later time on the church’s Facebook newsfeed or on the church’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS2ArtcS2DWdwFD1gYXSBng/featured.
In winter’s deepest night, we welcome the light of the Christ child. Isaiah declares that the light of the long-promised king will illumine the world and bring endless peace and justice. Paul reminds us that the grace of God through Jesus Christ brings salvation to all people. The angels declare that Jesus’ birth is good and joyful news for everyone, including lowly shepherds. Filled with the light that shines in our lives, we go forth to share the light of Christ with the whole world.
Prayer of the Day
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 Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Confession and Forgiveness
Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, Love from the beginning, Word made flesh, light of hope. Amen.
Let us confess our sinfulness before God and one another, trusting in God’s endless mercy and love.
Merciful God, we confess that we are not perfect. We have said and done things we regret. We have tried to earn your redeeming grace, while denying it to others. We have resisted your call to be your voice in the world. Forgive us, loving God. Give us your righteousness, the strength to put aside our failures, and the courage to try again. Amen.
Dear people of God, hear the good news: Christ the Savior is born! You are loved and forgiven in the name of ☩ Jesus, who has come among us. You are freed from proving that you deserve to be loved, because God’s love is given to you
as the most precious gift of all. Rejoice in this love and share it with the world. Amen.
Worship Leaders & Helpers for 12/24
Pastor: Pastor Pokora
Assisting Minister: Ed
Song Leader: Ed
Sound Board Operator:
Camera Operator for livestream:
Projection Operator: _____
Altar Care: _____
Sunday School Leader: n/a
If you can fill in where no one is listed, please let the office know.