Central United Methodist Church
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Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY

"Blue Christmas"

Jeff Heald
Dec.13, 2015
Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
 Please Note:   This video was recorded during the Blue Christmas service on the evening of the December 13, 2015.  The lighting was set very low, accented by candle-light to create a pensive and reflective mood.  As a result the video quality is poor.   Please think of this service as a listening experience.
"Watchmen, Tell Us of the Night" Jeff Heald 0:04
"God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" Emily Riley 4:50
Welcome Pastor Michelle 7:35
Call to Worship Alisyn Klock 8:05
"In the Bleak Midwinter" Song # 221 9:15
Luke 2:1-12 Alysin Klock 12:40
"O Holy Night" Emily Riley 14:15
Message Jeff Heald 21:45
Candle Lighting Litany of Remembrance Pastor Michelle 37:15
A Time for Healing Pastor Michelle 44:45
"God is With Us" Emily Riley 55:30
"I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light" Song # 206 1:03:55

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Luke 2:1-12   The Message (MSG)

The Birth of Jesus

1-5 About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant.

6-7 While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.

An Event for Everyone

8-12 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”

The Message (MSG)

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