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Light Up A Life – our virtual Order of Service

Follow the proceedings on Facebook or YouTube here

This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold our Light Up A Life services as usual around Dorset.

Instead, we will be streaming the service on Facebook on Tuesday 8th December at 6:30pm, and it will be available to watch at the same time on YouTube.

After the service, you can watch it anytime, right here on our website.

If you would like to join us but haven’t had an order of service, please find one below.

Find out more about Light Up A Life and dedicate a light to a loved one

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Order of Service:

Welcome by Caroline Hamblett, Chief Executive, Weldmar Hospicecare

Switching on of the lights

Now light one thousand Christmas lights
On dark earth here tonight;
One thousand, thousand also shine
To make the dark sky bright.
Oh, once when skies were starry bright,
In stable cold and bare,
Sweet Mary bore a son that night
A child both kind and fair.
She named her little son Jesu,
Sweet Mary, meek and mild,
She cradled and she rocked him too,
That little tiny child.
He came to bring us love and light,
To bring us peace on earth,
So let your candles shine tonight,
And sing with joy and mirth.

Dedication of the lights by The Reverend Jean Saddington
Team Vicar, The Winterbournes and Compton Valence, Dorchester and The Winterbournes Team Ministry

The first Noel, the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields
as they lay;
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the East, beyond them far;
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
And by the light of that same star
Three Wise men came from country far;
To seek for a King was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
This star drew nigh to the northwest,
O’er Bethlehem it took its rest;
And there it did both pause and stay,
Right o’er the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
Then entered in those Wise men three,
Full reverently upon their knee,
And offered there, in His presence,
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

Luke 2: 1 – 7, by Emma Mills, Senior Sister, Weldmar Hospicecare

Once in royal David’s city,
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her baby
In a manger for His bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little child.
He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall;
With the poor and meek and lowly,
Lived on earth our Savior holy.
And through all
His wondrous childhood,
He would honor and obey,
Love and watch the lowly mother,
In whose gentle arms He lay.
Christian children all should be,
Mild, obedient, good as He.
Not in that poor lowly stable,
With the oxen standing by,
We shall see Him, but in heaven,
Set at God’s right hand on high;
When like stars
His children crowned,
All in white shall be around.

Little Tree by EE Cummings, read by Lily Tancock, age 10
Family member of former Weldmar patient

Reflection by Michelle Carpenter, Celebrant

Solo Performance
Thankful by Josh Groban, performed by Jenny Wood, Day Services Lead, Weldmar Hospicecare

Prayers by The Reverend Jean Saddington

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 Al-le-lu-ia!
Christ the Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour 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.

Farewell by Matt Smith, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Weldmar Hospicecare

A special thank you
to Weymouth Concert Brass and the Weldmar Hospicecare Community Choir for their musical support.


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