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Old Saturday, December 2nd, 2006, 08:42 PM
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Watch Night Service

I need some help. We're having a Watch Night Service and I need something for an announcement. Any ideas? I'm drawing the largest blank ever!

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Old Saturday, December 2nd, 2006, 09:10 PM
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A full moon? (i.e., from John Wesley: "so that participants walked safely home through moonlit streets")
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Old Saturday, December 2nd, 2006, 09:30 PM
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You could have some fun with Rembrandt's "Night Watch"... just to be different...


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Old Sunday, December 3rd, 2006, 06:18 AM
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How about a starry night background with a "clock" in the foreground?
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Old Sunday, December 3rd, 2006, 06:46 AM
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Not sure

about watch night-what is it?

I'm thinking more of a watchman-sentry type thing. Rebecca St James has a song called "The Watchman" that might work...
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Old Sunday, December 3rd, 2006, 07:24 AM
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Yeah....like kbob im not really sure what a watch night is but...the first thing that came to ming is a watchman on the wall.
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Old Sunday, December 3rd, 2006, 08:38 AM
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how about a shot of a single person, looking up into the starry sky? I have time to take one if you can't.
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Old Sunday, December 3rd, 2006, 09:06 AM
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I think about the watchtowers on old fortified cites.

Or Big Ben or other public large clock.
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Old Sunday, December 3rd, 2006, 11:32 AM
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I've uploaded a quickie Watch Night slide to the MXC
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Old Sunday, December 3rd, 2006, 06:25 PM
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Uploaded a graphic and the PS file to the MXC -- hope it helps. I'd suggest using someone from your own church if you have time to drop them in the PS file.
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Old Monday, December 4th, 2006, 06:23 AM
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Wow, you all had some great ideas and I liked both Ron's and Joseph's slides. I will probably work with one of those for the announcement and work with the other and use some of the others ideas for the actual service backgrounds.

For those that asked, a Watch Night Service in the UM tradition is usually based around a covenant of grace service, a service in which participants renew their committment to Christ and the work of the kingdom of God for the coming year. There is usually a lot of singing, prayer and then the actual liturgy of the covenant service. That's what we're looking to do. We haven't done one in a very long time at my church. This one should be interesting as we are going to do more of a blended service, with both traditional and contemporary music.

Thanks for everyone's ideas and help it will help tremendously....now to figure out the children's Christmas Eve service, "Were there pigs at the manger?". ((Sigh))

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Old Friday, December 8th, 2006, 05:08 AM
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I have been a UM since college, and haven't heard of any UM's doing a Watch Night service... but I did grow up Wesleyan - and we had them every year!

I was taught that the Watch Night service is based on Luke 12:38 "It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night." It was all about being ready for Jesus to return... so we would sacrifice the night where the secular world parties and drinks, and dedicate it to prayer. As a kid I was always a bit mif'd that I didn't get to see the ball drop, but then in high school we got a VCR so I just recorded it and watched it later.

Knowing the approach to the service should help you find the best media for it. If it is based on the Luke scripture I would not want to use a black screen or a starry sky.
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