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Night Prayer Compline






Night Hymns

Confession and Forgiveness

The leader invites the assembly into the confession.

(The congregation part is in bold)


I confess to God Almighty,

before the whole company of heaven,

and to you, my brothers and sisters,

that I have sinned by my own fault

in thought, word, and deed.

I pray God Almighty to have mercy on me,

forgive me all my sins,

and bring me to everlasting life.


Almighty and merciful God

grant you healing, pardon,

and forgiveness of all your sins. Amen.

I confess to God Almighty, 

before the whole company of heaven,

and to you, my brothers and sisters,

that I have sinned by my own fault

in thought, word, and deed.

I pray God Almighty to have mercy on me,

forgive me all my sins,

and bring me to everlasting life.

Almighty and merciful God

grant you healing, pardon and

forgiveness of all your sins. Amen.



Psalm 33

Reading & Homily

Isaiah 7:10-16

A woman shall conceive..

Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. Then Isaiah said: “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. For before the child knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land before whose two kings you are in dread will be deserted.


Gospel Canticle




Additional Prayer Petitions




OPTION B: Now in peace I will lie down



The greeting of peace may be shared by all.



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To the people at the Winter Community at Holden, 1985 – 1986

Holden Evening Prayer

Setting by Marty Haugen

1. Service of Light

Leader:     Jesus Christ, you are the light of the world;

All:     the light no darkness can overcome;

Leader:    Stay with us now, for it is evening,

All:     and the day is almost over.

Leader:    Let your light scatter the darkness,

All:     and shine within your people here.


Psalmody, Readings and Canticles
Psalm 141

(Silence for meditation)

Leader:    May our prayers come before you, O God, as incense, and may your     presence surround and fill us, so that in union with all creation, we might sing your praise and your love in our lives.

All:          Amen

One or two lessons are read

(Silence for meditation follows each reading.)

Leader:     The Light shines in the darkness

All:     and the darkness has not overcome it

The Annunciation

Luke 1:26-28, 30-32, 38

Leader:     An angel went from God to a town called Nazareth to a woman whose name was Mary. The angel said to her, “Rejoice, O highly favored, for God is with you. You shall bear a child, and his name shall be Jesus, the Chosen One of God Most High.” And Mary said, “I am the servant of my God, I live to do your will.”


Leader:     Great and merciful God, Source and Ground of all goodness and life, give to your people the peace that passes all understanding, and the will to live your Gospel of mercy and justice, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All:     Amen

Leader:     God, remember us in your love, and teach us to pray:

All:     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. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, deliver us from evil. For the Kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever.


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Nativity Lutheran Church 

The Christ Mass on the Nativity of Our Lord

Merry Christmas to all who come to worship with us at Nativity.

Our liturgy this evening is the special Eucharist from which we have the word Christmas. It is the Christ Mass, the incarnation of our Lord and Savior: in a holy manger in Bethlehem, in the Word of proclamation, in the sacrament of Holy Communion, and in our hearts as we take him into the world.

Ancient songs and ancient scripture combine with candles, carols, and bright array to tell the story of the Christ Child’s birth in the quiet of this special night. In the intimacy of this evening, we meditate by the manger. In awe, we adore him as the infant God and King.

Prelude                                      Sue Steiger, West Winds Quartet



Unto us a child is born. Unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be on his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Mighty Counselor, the Prince of peace. O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he has done marvelous things. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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.

Hymn  O, Come, All Ye Faithful #283

Special Music

Dialogue for Christmas

Blessed are you, O Christ, Son of God, you were before time began and came into the world to save us.

Blessed are you, Son of Righteousness, you shine with the Father’s love and illumine the whole universe.

Blessed are you, Son of Mary; born a child, you share our humanity.

Let heaven and earth ring out their praise.

O Mystery of the Word made flesh, with all the voices of heaven, we celebrate your coming as our Savior.

Let all creation and the angels sing of your glory.

O Splendor of the Father’s Light, with all the creatures on earth we sing and dance at your birth.

Praise and honor and glory to you, O Incarnate Word.

Today the Christ is born.  Today a Savior has appeared. Today on earth Angels are singing, archangels are rejoicing.  Today the righteous exult and say, Glory to God in the highest.



Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, you made this holy night shine with the brightness of the true Light. Grant that here on earth we may walk in the light of Jesus presence and in the last day wake to the brightness of his glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.





First Lesson: Isaiah 9:2-7

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Hymn Away in a Manger #277

Gospel Lesson:  Luke 2:1-20

The Gospel of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Hymn of the Day What Child is This? #296

Prayers of Intercession

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

And also with you.

(Greet one another (in a safe and socially distant manner)  in the name of the Lord, saying “Peace be with you”




Special Music                                              Jesu Bambino

Offertory Prayer

Let us pray.

Gracious God,

you came to us as one unknown,

bringing joy and salvation to the earth.

Nourish us at your banquet table,

that with all who welcome your birth

we may proclaim your peace,

revealed in Jesus Christ, our Savior.



The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And with you his servant!

Oh, come, let us lift our hearts unto the Lord.

With hearts uplifted, thanks to Him we render,

with joy we come before him,

in gratefulness implore Him,

 with thankful hearts adore him,


It is indeed right. . . we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

(to the tune of Hark the Herold Angels Sing)

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord!

God of hosts, by all adored!

Heaven and earth cannot contain, all the glory of Your name!

Hail, hosanna, God most high! 

Blest is He who now draws nigh.

In the name of God the King! 

Hallelujahs, glad we sing:

Hail, Hosanna! 

Praises due, be forever, Lord, to You!

The Words of Institution

The Lord’s Prayer

And now as our Savior taught us, we are bold to say:

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.

Forgive us our sins as

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.



Special Music                                                               O, Holy Night

The true presence of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you

and keep you in his grace.


Distribution of the Light

We light our candles and share the light with those near us, symbolizing the warmth and light of Christ gently entering the world.

Hymn                  Silent Night, Holy Night #281

Closing Prayer and Benediction

Let us pray. Almighty God and Father of Light, a child is born for us and a son is given to us. Your eternal Word leaped down from heaven in the silent watches of the night, and now your Church is filled with wonder and light at the nearness of our God. Open our hearts to receive his light and increase our vision with the rising of the dawn, that our lives may be filled with his glory and his peace.


The almighty and incarnate God, Father, Son

and Holy Spirit bless you now and forever.


Closing Hymn   Joy to the World #267


Go in peace. Share the gift of Jesus.

Thanks be to God! We Will!























































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