Christmas Eve 7:00pm Bulletin

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation


December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Intergenerational Service, 7:00 p.m.


We Gather to Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Candle Lighting & Prelude:        “Sussex Carol”                             John Carter

Carol VU 60, vs. 1,3,5   “O Come, All Ye Faithful”             ADESTE FIDELES

Opening Prayer VU 63 “A Christmas Prayer of Confession”

Advent Candle Lighting

Hymn VU 7                      “Hope Is a Star”                             MOON BEAMS


Passing of the Peace

May the peace of the Christ child be with you this holy night.

And also with you.

(Please extend to others a blessing of peace with words such as,

“Peace be with you,” or “Peace,” with the response, “And also with you.”)


We Hear the Word

First Scripture Lesson: Luke 2:1-7

Listen to the Innkeeper

Carol VU 69                    “Away in a Manger”                      CRADLE SONG

Second Scripture Lesson: Luke 2:8-14

Listen to the Angel

Carol VU 48 “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”                     MENDELSSOHN

Third Scripture Lesson: Luke 2:15-20

Listen to the Shepherds

Carol VU 73:   “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy”        THE VIRGIN MARY

Listen to Mary

Listen to Joseph

Solo:                            “Cover Him Joseph”                           Gilbert M. Martin

SOLOIST: Austin W.


We Respond

Listen to the Star

Cherub Anthem:  “Camel, Kneel Softly”

David N.  Davenport & Susan Hunt Paterson

Listen to the Magi


Carol VU 74                   “What Child Is This?”                   GREENSLEEVES


Offering:       “O Little Town of Bethlehem”                              Mark Hayes

Offertory Hymn VU 55   “In the Bleak Midwinter” (verse 4)

Offertory Prayer


Congregational Response:

And now may we hold

Jesus’ love in our hearts.

That we may love others;

God’s peace to impart.


Carol VU 67                “Silent Night”                                     STILLE NACHT

                        Jewel Casselman, recorder


Carol VU 43              “Go, Tell It on the Mountain                  GO TELL IT

Postlude:      “God Rest You Merry”                                         Wilbur Held


Advent Candle Lighters:  The White Family

Readers:  Kevin S., Rose M., William L., and

Marilyn A. C.

Ushers:  Paul E. and family



Minister:  Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd

204 489-6974 Ext. 22

Director of Music: Debbie McLeod

Cherub Choir Director: Jewel Casselman

Organist:  Dorcas Windsor         Westworth Winds Director:  Ray McClelland

Minister Emerita:  Eleanor Geib

Coordinator of Children, Youth & Family Ministries:               Maggie Barnett

204 489-6974 Ext. 23                                    

Office Administrator:  Heather Lavery                     

Church Phone # 204 489-6974 Ext. 20                       

Church Accountant:  Jenny Jeffers    


CHRISTMAS OFFICE HOURS  Dec. 25 – Jan. 1 – office will be closed

Donations should be received before Dec. 31, 2018 to be tax receiptable for 2018.  Please consider a post-dated cheque to ensure donations get here on time. Thank you.


All Welcome to our Christmas Worship Services!


December 24

9:00 p.m.

Carols, Candles and Communion

with Senior Choir


Worship Around The Breakfast Tables

December 30, 2018 in the Gym

10:30 a.m.         11 a.m.

Breakfast                Worship

Sharing our favourite carols


Upcoming Events in 2019


Vocal Ascent Concert: Jan. 27, 2019, 7:00pm


Samedi Swing Big Band & Dance: Mar. 2, 2019,  7:00pm


Westworth 2019 Interfaith Dialogue: Responding to the TRC

Mondays, 7-9 pm:

March 11 at Congregation Etz Chayim with Shahina Siddiqui, Muslim, & Elder Theodore Fontaine

March 18 at Manitoba Buddhist Temple with Steve Heinrichs, Mennonite, & Elder Stan McKay

March 25 at Winnipeg Central Mosque with Brian McLeod, Buddhist, & Elder Adrian Jacobs

April 1 at Westworth United Church with Ruth Ashrafi, Jewish, &

Elder Chickadee Richard



The Staff of Westworth United Church

Wish you and your loved ones

A very blessed Christmas aan

A Happy New Year!