Christingle 24th December 2020

The combined parish of St Helen’s Burghwallis and St Mary Magdalen Campsall are holding the Christingle service for children live streamed online via a zoom link.

The service starts at 4 pm on Christmas Eve 24th December. You can see further details at the following web sites

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To enjoy the service the children will assemble a Christingle for which you need a free “kit of parts” which you can collect from the following addresses.

Christingle Pick up points:
Norton:
Revd Chris Herbert, 4 Highfield Villas, High Street, Norton DN69EJ.
M.J.Archer, 85 Station Road, Norton.
Sarah, 12 Trafford Road, Norton
Campsall:
Alan & Shirley, 1 Woodgarth Court, Campsall, DN6 9RJ
Sue,6 Campsall Park Road, Campsall
Burghwallis:
Alistair, Home Farm, Old Village Street, Burghwallis, DN6 9JN
Sutton:
Verity, 4 Burghwallis Lane, Sutton, DN6 9JU

 Christingle Order of Service Presentation Sheet  for a service on 24/12/20 4pm

We start with the greeting: you reply with the writing in bold

Leader: The Lord be with you.

All:        And also with you

Normally children would come to the service dressed up and they would walk down the church to create a wonderful nativity scene near the Eastern Window. However, we cannot do that this year. However, if you have got a costume, you can still dress up and walk around your room at home. (Let me know in the comments during the service, who you are dressed up as).

Nativity Section 

Reading: Luke 2 1-7 

The Birth of Jesus

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.

Reading: Luke 2 8-14 

The Shepherds and the Angels

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 Saviour, 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 favours!

Reading: Luke 2 15-20 

The Shepherds travel to see Jesus

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.

Reading: Matthew 2: 7 -12

The Wise Men

Then Herod secretly called for the wise men[a] and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.” When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising,[b] until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped,[c] they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

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Christingle Section

In this section you will need your Christingle kit , which we will  put together.

If you don’t have a Christingle kit be ready to search the house for some things:

First, you will be asked if you can you find either a ball or a world map or pebbles, shells, or anything round? (you will have 30 seconds to find something)

Secondly, can you will be asked to find either some red string or wool or a scarf, or a family photo or a piece of jewellery, or something heart shaped?

Thirdly, you will be asked to find, a decorative or scented candle or a lamp, or a torch, or switch on the light of a mobile phone?

Lastly, you will be asked to find one of your favourite foods or a favourite animal toy. 

(If you have permission from your parent/guardian, you can let us know on the comments what you chose and why))

The Children’s Society Video 

Let us now take a moment to think about the life-changing work of The Children’s Society. Donations to: The Children’s Society go to https://thyg.uk/CUS027271

The lighting of the Christingles  

Christingle Prayer

Lord Jesus, 

Light of the world,

I hold this Christingle as a sign of your love.

May we share your light in the darkness.

The candle, planted deep within the world,

as a sign that you made your home among us,

and lived with the poor and neglected.

May we share your light in the darkness.

The ribbon, wrapped around the earth, 

a sign of your love shown on the cross,

enfolding the whole world with your saving love. 

May we share your light in the darkness.

The fruits and sweets, signs of all the good things you have made,

given to us that we might share them fairly

so everyone can have enough.

May we share your light in the darkness.

Amen.

Away in a Manager

Away in a manger,
no crib for His bed,
The little Lord Jesus
lay down his sweet head.

The stars in the bright sky
looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus,
asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing,
the poor Baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus,
no crying He makes;
I love thee, Lord Jesus,
look down from the sky
And stay by my side
until morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus,
I ask thee to stay,
close by me forever,
and love me, I pray!
Bless all the dear children
in thy tender care
and take us to heaven,
to live with thee there.

Jesus, Light of the World,

Shine in this place. 

Jesus, Light of the World,

Shine in our hearts.

Jesus, Light of the World,

Shine in our lives. 

Jesus, Light of the World,

Shine in all the earth. 

Amen.

It is now time to blow out our candles and turn off our lights

The Sending Out (Final Slide)

Let us go in Peace 

We go into the world

to walk in God’s Light,

to rejoice in God’s love,

and to reflect God’s glory. 

Amen

Thank you for coming and I hope you will leave a comment and if you liked doing this, let us know if you would like to do more in the future.

If you would like to find out more about The Children’s Society, visit children’s society.org.uk

We now finish with a video from the Children Society thanking you for coming today.

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