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  1. Final opportunity to collect in money for WellChild and the NSPCC Season of Advent Christmas Celebrations 20th December 2013 Morning Worship Bishop Justus Church of England School

  2. Gather The Lord be with you And also with you

  3. Receive Today’s reading reminds us of 'The reason for the season’ and is traditionally read on Christmas Day and at Carol Services. The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw his glory, the glory which he received as the Father's only Son. John 1: 14

  4. Engage Reasons for traditions... · Revd Richenda Leigh tells us where some of our traditions come from... Incarnation · Discuss the reading—why is this Reading from John important to read on Christmas Day? Christmas Music · Ask students to say any Christmas music they can think of—write these down · Ask students to divide the music titles into two groups—sacred (churchy!) and secular (not churchy!) · Choose a couple from each list to play · Reflect together if there is a message in the song / carol and what it is · Think about how the music makes us feel? · Can you imagine Christmas without music? · Play some Christmas carols—and have a sing-a-long · Away in a manger (with lyrics) · O Holy night (with lyrics) · O come all ye faithful (with lyrics) · Joy to the world Christmas around the world · Find out more about how Christmas is celebrated around the world ... Fun, facts and quizzes Your Christmas traditions · How do you celebrate Christmas—share your traditions look at some of these people’s traditions to get you started

  5. Respond Let us pray to our incarnate Lord, who has brought us out of darkness and into his own marvellous light. We offer to God those who will struggle this Christmas... Those who are lonely, sad, frightened, missing loved ones.... Shine your light into their darkness [SILENCE] We praise God for our many blessings... Our families and friends, our shelter, food, and gifts... Thank you for our celebrations and for and all that brings us joy. [SILENCE] Amen.

  6. Go May Christ, who by his incarnation gathered into one things earthly and heavenly, fill you with joy and peace. Amen Tutors–please take all Non-School Uniform Day money to the Finance Office or Student Reception Clearly label your form group