Dec. 24 late Bulletin

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation


December 24, 2019—Christmas Eve, 9:00 pm

We Gather to Worship


Welcome & Announcements

Prelude:                 “Noël Huron”                                        Denis Bédard

Christ Candle Litany

Hymn 60               “O Come, All Ye Faithful”                  ADESTE FIDELES


The Peace of Christ

One: May the peace of Christ be with you.

All: 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.”


A Christmas Prayer VU 66 (unison)


Hymn VU 40         “Before the Marvel of This Night”             MARVEL

(remain seated)


We Hear the Word

First Lesson: Isaiah 9:2, 6


Hymn 44              “It Came upon the Midnight Clear”             CAROL

(remain seated)


Reflection:            “Lighting the Darkness”

Hymn 59                 “Joy to the World”                                  ANTIOCH

Second Lesson: Luke 2:1-7


Anthem:                “O Holy Night”                                    Adolphe Adam

Christina Thanisch-Smith and Austin Winchell, soloists


Third Lesson: Luke 2:8-14

Hymn VU 38               “Angels We Have Heard on High”         GLORIA

Fourth Lesson: Luke 2:15-20

Anthem:                      “Come, Singing Noel”              Katherine K. Davis


 We Gather at the Table


Offertory: “Lully, Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child”         John Carter

Dedication Hymn VU 74 “What Child is This?”

Offering Prayer


The Sacrament of Holy Communion (see insert)

(Once the communion servers are in place, please proceed up the centre aisle, take a piece of bread and dip in the cup, eat and return to your seat along the side aisles. The central station at the front has gluten-free rice crackers and juice. If you have difficulty walking, please signal servers as they come down the centre aisle and they will serve you in your pew)



Hymn VU 67               “Silent Night, Holy Night”                STILLE NACHT

     (see back cover & remain seated)

Jewel Casselman, recorder

Postlude:                “Joy to the World”                         Michael Burkhardt



Communion Bread-Maker: Alan W.

Ushers: Kathy and Alan W.

Christ Candle Litany: Petra T. and Christina T-S.

Scripture Readers:  Paul C. and Dorothy R.

Communion Servers: Cheryl M. D., Gerald D., Amanda D., Jennifer S., Cole S., Barbara W., Frank W., Ron B., and Melissa B.



                                          Silent Night

Words by Joseph Mohr; Music by Franz Xavier Grüber


  1. Silent night! Holy night!

All is calm, all is bright

Round yon virgin mother and child.

Holy infant so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace,

Sleep in heavenly peace.


  1. Silent night! Holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight: Glories stream from heaven afar,

Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah, Christ the Saviour is born,

Christ the Saviour is born.


  1. Silent night! Holy night!

Son of God, love’s pure light

Radiant beams from thy holy face,

With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.


Worship Around the Breakfast Tables

Dec. 29, 2019

Breakfast 10:30 am    Worship 11:00 am



Upcoming Westworth Events in 2020


Mondays Jan 13-Feb. 10          7:30-9:00pm        Faith Exploration Group

Thursdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 20     1:30-3:30pm         Dementia and Partners

in Care Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 29                        6:00 p.m.             Samedi Swing Big Band

Dance Music

Sunday, Feb. 2                              7:30 p.m.             Taizé Epiphany Service

Wednesday, Feb. 26,                 7:30 p.m.               Taizé Ash Wednesday Service

Sunday, April 5                            7:30 pm               Taizé Holy Week Service

Thursday, April 9                        6:00 pm               Maundy Thursday

Dinner & Service

Friday, April 10                           Joint Good Friday Service with St. Andrew’s River                                                                                             Heights

Sunday, April 12                          10:45 a.m.            Easter Sunday Service

Sundays, Apr 19-May 10    6:30 – 9:00 p.m.         Interfaith Dialogue,

different venues

Friday, Apr. 24                       7:00 – 9:00 p.m.       Rummage Sale

Saturday, Apr. 25                   9:00 a.m.-noon        Rummage Sale continues

Sunday, June 7                             7:30 pm               Taizé Pentecost Service