The Scripture Readings for this service are:
Isaiah 9:2-7 (which will form the backbone of the Call to Worship)
The Reflection is called What is Born for you tonight?
Early Thoughts: Why do we celebrate Christmas every year? Is it a great big birthday party? Or is it because we believe that the Christ is born again and again, that God continues to become God-With-Us in new and surprising ways?
I say it is the latter. I say that this (and every) year we are called once again to look and see where God is being born. It will not likely be where or how we expect it. But God comes again to bring hope, God comes again to push us toward peace, God comes again to reveal joy, God comes again to spread love.
Both Isaiah and Luke make it clear that the birth we await is for the people of God, not for God. So for US a child is born. What is being born for you this Christmas?