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Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist & Christmas Pageant for Families 500 pm TRINITY’S CLERGY __________________________________________ The Right Rev. Megan Traquair Bishop of Northern California The Very Rev. Matthew Woodward Dean of the Cathedral The Rev. Megan Anderson Cathedral Vicar The Rev. Canon Kathy Hopner Canon for Formation Canon David Link Canon Precentor & Director of Music The Rev. Canon Anne Arthur Canon Pastor The Right Rev. Barry Beisner Associate, Bishop Retired of Northern California The Rev. Canon Tina Campbell Deacon Emerita, Associate, Diocesan Indigenous Missioner The Rev. Dr. Ann Hallisey Associate The Rev. Kathy Lawler Transitional Deacon The Rev. Amy Lawrence Associate The Rev. Mary Morrison Associate The Rev. Robert Phillippi Associate (Lutheran) The Rev. Jo Weber Associate Deacon

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2021.12.24 5:00pm Christmas Eve Family Pageant.Final1500 pm
TRINITY’S CLERGY __________________________________________ The Right Rev. Megan Traquair Bishop of Northern California The Very Rev. Matthew Woodward Dean of the Cathedral The Rev. Megan Anderson Cathedral Vicar The Rev. Canon Kathy Hopner Canon for Formation Canon David Link Canon Precentor & Director of Music
The Rev. Canon Anne Arthur Canon Pastor The Right Rev. Barry Beisner Associate, Bishop Retired of Northern California The Rev. Canon Tina Campbell Deacon Emerita, Associate, Diocesan Indigenous Missioner The Rev. Dr. Ann Hallisey Associate
The Rev. Kathy Lawler Transitional Deacon The Rev. Amy Lawrence Associate The Rev. Mary Morrison Associate The Rev. Robert Phillippi Associate (Lutheran) The Rev. Jo Weber Associate Deacon
CHRISTMAS FLOWER DEDICATIONS Today’s Christmas flowers are given to the glory of God…
By Vicki Hollingshead in loving memory of Edward Hollingshead, Paul Hollingshead, Vera Hollingshead, William Hollingshead, Leslie Foster and Mabel Foster.
By Margaret Puccinelli in loving memory of Andrew Puccinelli, Margaret Wilson-Yelich and Frank Yelich.
By Ann Rothschild in memory of my beloved nephew, Daniel Carlile.
By Annette Braddon-Walker in loving memory of Mom, Dad, Dawn, and Phil.
By Tami Turner in memory of my Dominic, who at long last, has found peace.
By Carl Tatem Jr. in memory of my mother, Yvette “Mimi” Simpson.
By Tanya Tatem in memory of my mother, Yvette “Mimi” Simpson.
By Victoria Hankins in memory of my Grandmother, Yvette “Mimi” Simpson.
By John Johnson in memory of Patricia Murrell, Bruce Patton, Sarah Johnson, Jane Johnson Lamm, and Julia Grayson Woods.
By Jerrold Allen in memory of Harold & Cleta Allen.
By Michele Chouinard in memory of Michael TJ Chouinard.
By Rebecca Erb in memory of Else Redmond.
By Carol Jawarowski in memory of Gladys, Thelma, Irene, and Helen.
By Anne McKeever in memory of Casey McKeever.
By Terry Tough in memory of Grant Carey.
By Loren Weatherly in memory of Edwin and Clara Weatherly.
By Jackie & Bill McGrath in thanksgiving for Phillip & Tyler’s sobriety and our children, great grandchild and our expected granddaughter;
And in memory of our parents, Mary, Zack, Elinor & Don, and sister, Nancy.
By Athol Wong in memory of Stephen F. Wright, Kristopher T. Wong, and Teresa Sanders.
By Brian and Selinda Shontz in thanksgiving for our family (Amy & Colton; Hilary & Tyler), and in memory of Howard & Lori Shontz, and Guido & Carolina Sandrini.
By Deacon Susan Reeves in memory of cousin Roger Savill, COVID-19 victim.
By Ann King in memory of Harlan King.
By Carolyn Conrad in memory of my parents, Mary & Everett Griffin.
By Bill Simmons in memory of my parents, Anne & Albert Simmons.
By Julia Sanders in thanksgiving for Harriet Lee, Ricky Lee, & Otho Lee; and in memory of Kevin Sanders, Anna Innis, Wein Lee, Billy Lee, Richard Lee, & George Drywater.
CHRISTMAS FLOWER DEDICATIONS Today’s Christmas flowers are given to the glory of God…
By Marilyn Hirning in thanksgiving of Noah’s healing; And in memory of Fred, Josh, Kerry, & Debbie.
By The Rev. Mary K. Morrison in thanksgiving for our children, grandchildren, and great granddaughter.
By Deacon Jo Weber in thanksgiving for the life and ministry of the Rev. Mary K. Morrison on her birthday, December 26; and for the life and faithful ministry of Canon Elizabeth Kenealey.
By Allen & Kathy Ketchum in thanksgiving for friends and family.
By Lyle Gramling in thanksgiving and joy for the engagement of my grandson (Brandon & Kayla); And in memory of Nita & Junker Spencer, John Spencer, Bill Spencer, Rhett Seevers,
Breanna Granata, Bill Lambdin, & Michael Gramling.
By TRC Tina Campbell & Brian Campbell in memory of Lorne & Mary Campbell, and Elisa & Isauro Rodriguez.
By Dee Cary in memory of Gladys Hustler & Thomas Bush, with much love and gratitude. They will be missed!
By Joseph Farina in memory of Larry Farina, Bill Bullman, Terry Osmoson, & Melissa Vandevijver.
By Barb Pruter in memory of my husband, Rich Pruter
By Jean Wu in thanksgiving for a multitude of blessings.
By Helen Borgan & Regan Murphy in loving memory of Robert Elies.
By Greg & Melissa Zermeno in memory of my brother, Alex Zermeno.
By Lynell Walker & Pat Park in thanksgiving for Pat.
By John Gorney & Stephen Henry in memory of Fay Gorney and Ann Gresham.
By Jane Finger in memory of Jack Stoddard Clanssen.
By Carolyn Meyer in memory of Alan Meyer.
In memory of Carl & Veleria Blegen and Philip & Dorothy Ehlert.
By Amy & Doug Dierlam in memory of Peter Warren.
By Philip Trumbly In honor and loving memory of Richard and Victoria Trumbly.
By Dean Matthew Woodward in memory of Minnie Woodward, Barbra and Jack Ward.
By Randy & Gail Cheek.
The Gathering of the Community The Word of God The congregation is invited to read or sing the words in bold. Hymn numbers are provided for use of the pew hymnals.
PRELUDE MUSIC The First Noel (Christmas Eve Waltz) arranged David Lanz Played by Elie Wu
PROCESSIONAL HYMN Hark, the Herald Angels Sing Please stand, as able
Hark! the herald angels sing glory to the new-born King;
Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled:
Joyful all ye nations rise, join the triumph of the skies,
With the angelic host proclaim, Christ is born in Bethlehem: Hark! the herald angels sing Glory to the new-born King.
Christ, by highest heaven adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold him come Offspring of the Virgin’s womb! Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
hail the incarnate Deity! Pleased as man with man to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel: Hark! the herald angels sing Glory to the new-born King.
Hail the heaven-born Prince of peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness! Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings; Mild he lays his glory by,
born that we no more may die, Born to raise us from the earth,
born to give us second birth; Hark! the herald angels sing Glory to the new-born King.
BLESSING OF THE CRECHE The Dean says Dear Lord, bless us as we pray before this, our Christmas Crèche, and begin again our celebration of the Feast of the birth of the Holy Child, Jesus. Cause
us to wonder and to rejoice anew in the mystery of your Love revealed in a stable in Bethlehem.
We ask you to bless this Crèche. We pray that, with the shepherds, we may celebrate the birth of Christ with open hearts, and let the greatest gift we give this Christmas be ourselves, given to You, our God, and to each other.
May the star of Bethlehem which shone brightly over the first Crèche stand guard over our Cathedral and our homes, filling them and all the earth with light and peace. Amen.
HYMN #79 O little town of Bethlehem (vs. 1-2)
O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by;
yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;
the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.
For Christ is born of Mary; and gathered all above,
while mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars, together proclaim the holy birth!
and praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth.
OPENING ACCLAMATION Please repeat after celebrant, as we do the movements
Celebrant We welcome God the Creator; People We welcome God the Creator; Celebrant We greet God the Redeemer in each
other; People We greet God the Redeemer in each
other; Celebrant We bless God the Sanctifier. People We bless God the Sanctifier.
LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE Celebrant We hear the Christmas Angels the great
glad tidings tell, People O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord
Emmanuel. Celebrant The Lord be with you. People And also with you. Celebrant Let us pray.
Almighty God, on this night we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Light of your presence in our world: Grant that this candle, which we here consecrate to his glory, may shine forth continually to dispel the shadows of darkness in our world. May Jesus Christ, the Light who knows no darkness, find his Light burning in our hearts and lives, reflecting your glory. We ask this in the Name of the Holy One whose birth we celebrate this night, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Christmas Story Based upon the Christmas Gospel, Luke 21-20 and presented by the Cathedral Children and Youth. Hymns are sung during the telling of the Christmas story. The words are printed following the Gospel.
THE HOLY GOSPEL Luke 21-20 (dramatized) In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the
shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
HYMN #102 Once in royal David’s city (vs. 1-2)
Once in royal David’s city stood a lowly cattle shed,
where a mother laid her baby, in a manger for his bed:
Mary was that mother mild, Jesus Christ her little child.
He came down to earth from heaven, who is God and Lord of all,
and his shelter was a stable, and his cradle was a stall;
with the poor, the scorned, the lowly, lived on earth our Savior holy.
HYMN #89 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (vs. 1-2)
It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old.
from angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold:
“Peace on the earth, good will to men, from heaven’s all gracious King.” The world in solemn stillness lay
to hear the angels sing.
Still through the cloven skies they come with peaceful wings unfurled,
and still their heavenly music floats o’er all the weary world;
above its sad and lowly plains they bend on hovering wing,
and ever o’er its Babel-sounds the blessed angels sing.
HYMN #101 Away in a manger (vs. 1)
Away in a manger, no crib for his 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.
HYMN #79 O little town of Bethlehem (vs. 3,5)
How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heaven.
No ear may hear his coming, 5
but in this world of sin, where meek souls will receive him, still
the dear Christ enters in.
O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;
cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel!
At the conclusion of the singing, all children are invited to come forward to join the pageant participants.
THE HOMILY The Rev. Canon Kathy Hopner Canon for Formation
HYMN LEVAS 21 Go tell it on the mountain (refrain & vs.1)
Refrain: Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere;
go tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born!
While shepherds kept their watching o’er silent flocks by night,
behold, throughout the heavens there shone a holy light.
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE The Deacon says On this most holy eve of our Lord’s birth let us pray for the Church and the World. The Intercessor then begins the prayers As Christians everywhere celebrate Jesus’ birth let us pray for the Church, that it might proclaim the good news of God’s love for all. Most holy God, Hear our prayer. As the angels announced peace to the shepherds watching their sheep, let us pray for the peace of the world and peace for our country. Most holy God, Hear our prayer. As the holy family made a home in Nazareth, let us pray for peace in our community, in our schools and in our own homes. Most holy God, Hear our prayer. We pray for our community: Give grace to all whose lives are linked with ours. May we serve Christ in one another, and love as he loves us. Gracious God,
Hear our prayer. As Jesus came to birth in a stable, with sheep and cows and other animals present, let us pray for the environment: for the forests, the deserts, the sea, the plains and for all the creatures that live in them. Most holy God, Hear our prayer. As the angels encouraged the shepherds by saying, “Do not be afraid.” let us pray for the sick and those in need, that they may have healing and hope. Most holy God, Hear our prayer. As Jesus came to save us all, let us pray for the dead, that they may live in God’s glorious light. Most holy God, Hear our prayer. The Celebrant says All these things we ask in the name of the One who came as the Light of the world, Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
THE PEACE All stand as able
Celebrant The peace of Christ be always with you. People And also with you.
Then the Ministers and the People may greet one another in the name of the Lord.
The Holy Communion OFFERTORY SENTENCE Ephesians 52 The Celebrant says Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.
OFFERTORY ANTHEM Jesus Child John Rutter Sung by the Celebration Choir
Have you heard the story that they’re telling ‘bout Bethlehem,
Have you heard the story ‘bout the Jesus Child? How he came from heaven and
was born in a manger bed?
Refrain: Mary was his virgin mother pure and mild. Sing Alleluia, brothers, sing Alleluia sisters,
Worship the Jesus child and praise his mother mild. ‘Glory to God’ the angel hosts are singing:
Listen to the story of the Jesus Child.
Have you heard the story of the poor humble shepherd men,
Sitting on the hillside with their flocks at night? Suddenly the angel tells them: ‘Hurry to Bethlehem; Go and find the Jesus child, the world’s new light.’
Jesus Child, lying at Bethlehem, sleeping safe at Mary’s knee,
Save my soul and bring me to paradise.
Have you heard the story of the kings from the Orient, Following the star that’s shining over his head?
Offering their precious gifts of
gold, myrrh, and frankincense, Kneeling with the ox and ass before his bed?
Brothers, let us celebrate the birth of the Jesus child, Sisters, come and welcome him, the newborn King;
Praise the Lord who sent him down from heaven at Christmastime;
Young and old and rich and poor, his praise sing! © 1974 Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
HYMN AT THE PRESENTATION OF GIFTS WLP 820 The eyes of all, wait upon you
The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, And you give them their food in due season.
You open wide your gracious hand And satisfy the needs of every living creature.
Carol Doran
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING The People remain standing, as able, children are invited to gather around the Altar.
Celebrant God be with you. People And also with you. Celebrant Lift up your hearts. People We lift them to the Lord. Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. People It is right to give God thanks and praise.
Facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds God, you made us and the world, and everything in it. All the good we see comes from you. You sent your son, Jesus, to come among us as a tiny baby, humbly born, human as we are, in need of human love. This is his story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest! With signs of faith and words of hope Jesus touched sick people with love, and washed the guilty clean. He gave us a new commandment that we should love one another as he loved us. He offered his life for us,
and with a love stronger than death he opened wide his arms on the cross. This is his story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest! Through Jesus the first disciples were filled with joyful power by your Holy Spirit, and spread his story to all the world. We join with them and all the prophets, saints, and people everywhere as we sing:
SANCTUS WLP 858 Holy, holy, holy Early American Hymn
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
The night before Jesus died, he shared a meal with the friends he loved. Jesus took the bread and thanked you for it. He broke the bread and gave it to his friends. “Take it,” he said, “and eat it. This is my body that I give you. Do this to remember me.” This is his story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest! After they had eaten, Jesus took the cup of wine and again thanked you for it. He gave it to his friends and said, “Drink it, all of you. This is my blood. It is God’s new promise that sins will be forgiven. Do this to remember me. This is his story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest!
We share this meal to remember Jesus, and we say: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. Around your table, as your children, O God, we remember Jesus Christ, who came in love, lived in love, and died in love, who was, and is, and is to come. We offer to you these gifts of bread and wine and we offer to you our lives. Pour out your Spirit upon these gifts that they may be for us the body and blood of Christ, and upon us that we may be strengthened to welcome all, and to share your story. Help us to love one another, so that through us your light may shine for the whole world. Until Christ comes again; we join with all your people in every time and every land praising you. Blessing, honor and glory be yours here and everywhere, now and forever. This is his story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest!
THE LORD’S PRAYER As our Savior Christ has taught us, we now pray,
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD Celebrant Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed
for us; People Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!
INVITATION The Celebrant says The Gifts of God for the People of God.
Children, would you please head back to your families. We are offering communion at three standing stations today, one in the middle and one at each side. Please come to receive communion.
A PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION from the Order of Julian of Norwich We will not pray this prayer aloud in the Cathedral today, we offer this prayer for use at home.
In union, O Lord, with the faithful of your Church where the Holy Eucharist is now being celebrated, we desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving. We present to you our souls and bodies with the earnest wish that we may always be united to you. And since we cannot now receive you sacramentally, we beseech you to come spiritually into our hearts. We unite ourselves with you and embrace you with all the love of our souls. Let nothing ever separate you from us. May we live in you, and may you live in us, both in this life and in the life to come. Amen.
COMMUNION ANTHEMS Sung by the Celebration Choir
A Spotless Rose Brian Greer A spotless Rose is blowing
Sprung from a tender root, Of ancient seers’ foreshowing,
Of Jesse promised fruit; Its fairest bud unfolds to light
Amid the cold, cold winter And in the dark midnight.
The Rose which I am singing, Whereof Isaiah said,
Is from its sweet root springing In Mary, purest Maid;
For through our God’s great love and might The blessed babe she bare us In a cold, cold winter’s night.
Fifteenth Century Carol, translated Catherine Winkworth
Sleeping Jesus Alan Bullard
Little Jesus sleeping in the cattle shed, See his bright eyes peeping, from his downy bed.
Just a wisp of hay to rest his tiny head Little Jesus sleeping, in the cattle shed.
Mother Mary watching o'er her little son. Joseph quietly resting, now the journey's done.
Heavenly star is shining o'er the Holy One. Mother Mary watching, o'er her little son.
© 1987 The Royal School of Church Music. All rights reserved.
POST COMMUNION PRAYER After Communion, all stand or kneel as able, as the Celebrant says Say this prayer after me: Holy, gracious and loving God, (repeat) You have drawn us to your heart, (repeat) And nourished us at your table. (repeat) Now send us forth (repeat) To be your people in the world, (repeat) This day and evermore. Amen. (repeat)
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.
Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight,
glories stream from heaven afar, heavenly hosts sing alleluia; Christ, the Savior, is born!
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. Words: Joseph Mohr (1792-1848); tr. John Freeman Young (1820-1885)
BLESSING The Celebrant blesses the people. The people respond with, Amen.
THE RECESSIONAL HYMN #100 Joy to the world! All may join, singing aloud
Joy to the world! the Lord is come: let earth receive her King;
let every heart prepare him room, and heaven and nature sing.
Joy to the world! the Savior reigns; let us our songs employ,
while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains, repeat the sounding joy.
No more let sins and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground;
he comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found.
He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove
the glories of his righteousness, and wonders of his love.
Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748), alt.
DISMISSAL Deacon Let us go forth in the name of Christ. People Thanks be to God.
ORGAN VOLUNTARY Postlude on “Joy to the World” David Cherwein
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