Our Better Angels – Christmas Eve

Our Better Angels - Christmas Eve

Angels make many appearances in the Christmas story– what might they mean for us today, and what might they be telling us?

Story Part I – The Angel Gabriel Comes to Mary
Gospel: Luke 1:26-38
Reflection: Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Song: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (verse 1)

Story Part II – The Angels Appear to Shepherds
Gospel: Luke 2:8-20
Reflection: Ali Peters
Poem: You Have to Know Your Body as the Home of God by Rebecca Parker
Song: #237 The First Nowell (verses 1 & 2)

Story Part III – The Flight to Safety
Gospel: Matthew 2:13-14, 2:19-21
Reflection: Rev. Jim Coakley
Poem: The Work of Christmas by Howard Thurman
Song: #231 Angels We Have Heard on High (verses 1 & 3)