December 24 Christmas Eve 7pm, 2017

Christmas Eve Order of Service

Welcome & Sentences of Scripture: Matthew 4:15-16

Christmas Eve (Responsive reading)

Leader: The people who walked in darkness have seen a

great light!

People: The grace of God has dawned upon the world

with healing for all.

Leader: Lord, in your mercy, let your hope shine in the night of oppression and turmoil.

People: Our God, let your light shine in the darkness!

Leader: Lord, in your mercy, let your peace shine for the families that wander across land, water and wilderness to find refuge

from war and persecution.

People: Our God, let your light shine in the darkness!

Leader: Lord, in your mercy, let joy shine on the homeless

who keep watch by night in the fields, in stables, in parks and in our streets.

People: Our God, let your light shine in the darkness!

Leader: Lord, in your mercy, may your love shine for the lowly mother and child, for the marginalized and abandoned.

People: Christ is born! Christ is our light that shines

in the darkness, and the darkness will not overcome

  the Light of the World.

 Lighting of the Christ Candle …..Bev & Jason Feick

Carol:                   Hark! The herald angels sing                                       #139

Scripture:                      Luke 2:1-3 page 58 NT…..Marianne Lazaro

Choir:                   “Jesus, our brother, kind and good”

Scripture:                                 Luke 2:4-7 page 58 NT…..Sunny Kim

 Duet:                           “Mary Did you Know?”  Ella Marie & Clara

Scripture:                                 Luke 2:8-9 page 58 NT…..Marilyn Crace

Carol:                   Angele we have heard on high                                      #147

Children’s Time:    The First Visitors

Carol:                   A Little Town of Bethlehem                                            #165

Offering:               It came upon a midnight clear(1,2,3 &5)               #148

Scripture:                                 Luke 2:10-14 page 58NT….. Rev. DJ Kim

Choir:                   “Hurry Hurry Yonder”

Carol:                    Oh come, all ye faithful (vs. 1, 4 & 5)                           #159

Scripture:                  Luke 2:15-18 page 58NT….. Trevor Fowler

Carol:                                  The first Nowell (vs. 1, 2 & 6)                             #136

Scripture:                       Luke 2:19-20 page 58NT    Rev. Dennis Howard

Candle Lighting:            Rev. Ted & Betty Siverns

Carol:                                   Silent night                                                                  #154

Carol:                                  Joy to the world                                                         #153

Benediction

 

Thank you for joining us this Christmas Eve and wishing you all a

very Blessed Christmas. Our Offering this evening is going to

Camp Douglas and Shepherd’s House Ministry.