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Celebration Service December 24 , 2022 – 5 pm

Click here for a message from Pastor Dan to our online worship community.

Prelude            Chris Vigneau & Carlos Serrano




Special Music  A Vermont Christmas Waltz Taryn Noelle & Tessa Eisenberg


The Lighting of the Christ Candle                   The Haugh Family


Leader: We wait with hope for justice and righteousness of God.

All: We wait with peace for God’s shalom to fill the world.

Leader: We wait with joy, celebrating all that God has done for us and our world.

All: We wait with love, humbled by the love that God shows to all people.

Leader: Tonight we light this candle to celebrate the energy that God has sent into the world through the love and life of Jesus.

All: O God of hope, and peace, and joy, and love, from that stable so long ago your light shines into every corner of the world. Help us to sing with the angels at the joy of your coming. Help us to live by your light not only today, but throughout the whole year, so that tidings of peace and good will to all will truly renew the whole creation.


Hymn*            “O Come, All Ye Faithful”.  (Vs. 1-4)  #148


Unison Prayer                                                       The Haugh Family

O God, on this night when heaven reaches down to embrace creation with healing, we join the angel choirs who sang your glory. We join your people in every time and place, caroling the good news that is ours. Amen.


Children’s Message                                         Taryn Noelle


Special Music                      Noel-  Arr by: Chris Tomlin and Lauren Daigle


Words of Introduction


Scripture Lesson          Luke 2:1-7


Hymn                          “Away in a Manger”.  (Vs. 1-3).  #147


Special Music             “When Hope Came Down”


Scripture Lesson          Luke 2:8-14


Hymn                          “Angels We Have Heard on High”. (Vs. 1-2). #155


Scripture Lesson          Luke 2:15-20


Hymn                          “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”  (Vs. 1-3)  #150


Message                      Rev. Dan Haugh




Special Music.               “O Holy Night”


Offertory Prayer


Hymn                          “Silent Night, Holy Night”  

Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright

Round yon virgin mother and child,

holy infant so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.


Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight,

Glories stream from heaven afar,

heavenly hosts sing alleluia; Christ, the Savior, is born!

Christ, the Savior, is born!


Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light

Radiant beams from Thy holy face,

with the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.


Silent night, holy night, wondrous star, lend thy light;

With the angels let us sing, alleluia to our King;

Christ, the Savior, is born, Christ, the Savior, is born.

Christmas Prayers

Hymn*                        “Joy to the World”  (Vs. 1-3)  #143




Postlude             Chris Vigneau & Carlos Serrano




We encourage the use of masks for anyone feeling unwell or for those who would prefer to have a mask on. As a congregation, we respect those who chose to wear a mask out of personal concern/safety.

We will continue to live stream our services through our website


Our church experienced tremendous growth in 2022!   To fund this growth SCC had to dip into our rainy-day resources in order to meet our needs.  We ask that you prayerfully consider making a one-time end-of-year gift to enable us to finish 2022 strong and begin 2023 with our resources intact. Place your donations in the offering plate, visit our website or scan the QR code that is in the bulletin.


Beverages are allowed in the sanctuary however, please do not put your cup on the hymnals, bibles, or pew cushions.  Place them on the floor by your feet. 


If you, or someone you know, would like prayers for comfort or healing, the members of the Prayer Team are ready to support you. Please fill out the prayer request form in the bulletin and put it in the offering plate or hand it to an usher to deliver to the office. 


There will be a Christmas Day service here at 9:30 am.  Please join us.


The staff of Stowe Community Church wishes you and your family a peaceful and joyous Christmas!




Christmas waves of magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  Norman Vincent Peale


The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung. Phillips Brooks (songwriter of “O Little Town of Bethlehem”)

2022 Poinsettias given by

In memory of Alan & Becky

Michael & Judy Alexander

Matt & Leslie Anderson in memory of Michelle Labow, Jack Turner, our parents, and Military Service Members.

Jena and Mike Anthony in memory of our parents

Anne & Phil Bongiorno in memory of Priscilla Watson, Joseph & Ruth Bongiorno, and Aunt Beth

Priscilla Bouchard in memory of Gwendalen, Howard and Ken Young

Ben Brayton in memory of Rev. Doug and Elinor Brayton

Marlene and Bob Davison in loving memory of son Robbie

Evie Dworetzky, Luke & Katelyn in memory of Katherine & George Dworetzky

Judith Grosvenor in memory of Florence, John and Peter.

Dick and Marcia Johannesen in memory of our parents, brother, sister and son. 

Linda Kratt in memory of Bill Kratt

Bob & Amy Marshall in memory of our loved ones

Karen Monsen in memory of Peter Monsen, Kenneth Stevens and Ilda & Tom Stevens

Greg Morrill in memory of George and Ruth Morrill

Greg and Meg in memory of Adrienne Chamberlin

David & Nan Myers in memory of Bob & Nell Ayers and Harvey & Millie Myers

Laura Nichols in memory of Alice Kruidenier

David & Ruth Roy in memory of our parents Lucien & Rita Roy, Gasen & Hazel Mudgett, Steve Hayworth & Oren Lane and in honor of our children & grandchildren

Meg Scotti in memory of Frank and Joan Scotti

Penny & Barry Shonio in memory of Haven Sterling Shonio

Sawyer & Rachel Smith in honor of Stowe Community Church

Lili and Jessica Spaulding in memory of Aunt Roberta Alexander, Great Aunt, and Mary McDermott – Grammie

Lynne von Trapp in memory of Rosmarie Trapp

Bidi Wheelwright in memory of John Lyle -Purdy Sr. and Jr. and Jeannie Perkins

Dian Williams in memory of my parents, Martha and Raynold Spruill

Jessie and Jacob Winters in memory of Alice Kruidenier

Bernadette & Lorelei Wyman in memory of Bill Wyman

If you, or someone you know, would like prayers for comfort or healing, the members of the Prayer Team are ready to support you. Please fill out the prayer request form in the bulletin and put it in the offering plate or hand it to an usher to deliver to the office. 




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