Southampton Friends Meeting Christmas Candlelight Celebration
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:30 pm
As we gather: 7:15 pm Prelude: Instrumental Christmas Music: Harry Rothwell, Autoharp
In the program below, a time of silence will separate each song and reading.
Program 7:30 pm via Zoom. Clerk – Carolyn Peters Michener
During the program all need to mute except the speaker or song leader. You are welcome to sing along while muted. The scores of the songs, from the Friends hymnal Worship in Song, will be screen-shared.
Music provided by Carolyn Peters Michener on piano and autoharp, and Jim Michener on the violin.
O Come All Ye Faithful, 3 verses
Reading: Luke 2:1-20, read by John Cuorato
Angels We Have Heard on High, 2 verses
Poem The Tuft of Flowers by Robert Frost, read by Jim Michener
The First Noel, 3 verses, led by Hans Peters
Reading: Matthew 2:1-15, read by Karen Freedman
We Three Kings of Orient Are, 5 verses
Poem All Those Mothers at the Manger by Norma Farber, read by Hans Peters
We Are the Boat/Somos el Barco (a song of unity), 4 verses, led by Carolyn Peters Michener
Poem “I will light candles this Christmas” by Howard Thurman, read by John Magee
Let us light candles as we are led, speaking from our hearts, letting the Spirit of God flow through us, sharing of ourselves this Christmas season. Let us remember people not only in our community, but also, all over the world. Introduced by Stephen Moyer (15-20 minutes) People can speak/light candles at home and Stephen can put in the sandbox at the Meetinghouse.
Poem: The Work of Christmas by Howard Thurman read by Jerry Smith
Silent Night, English 2 verses, German 1 verse, hum one time; accompanied by Jim Michener, violin
Silent reflection for a few minutes
At the rise of meeting: Give yourself a hug. Merry Christmas. Stay safe
We are offering the opportunity to donate to local causes: Southampton Friends Meeting.
(We are having a matching fundraising.)
Bucks Food for Friends, working with other religious organizations to feed needy people
(make checks out to “BFFF”), and/or to
Bucks County Emergency Shelter
(make checks out to “Family Service Assn.”, memo to “Emergency Shelter”).
And send to James Michener, 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Rd, Apt M-104, Newtown PA 18940