Unfortunately the in person Christmas Eve service had to be cancelled due to stormy weather conditions.
Thanks to technology and dedicated church members we are able to present you with our Zoom Christmas Eve Service
Christmas Eve Order of Service
Welcome & Announcements
Lighting Christ Candle
L: God has come into the world.
P: Glory to God in the highest!
L: This is the good news for all people:
to us is born a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.
P: The world is transformed.
L: And things cannot remain the same.
P: It is made new in hope, peace, joy and love.
(The candle is lit.)
L: Let us pray:
P: Source of light, shine in our lives
and in your world with your transforming power.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.
Hymn: O Come All Ye Faithful
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem! Come and behold him,
born the King of angels. Refrain:
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!
Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest: [Refrain]
Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be all glory giv’n!
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing: [Refrain]
Reading: Luke 2: 1-7
Hymn: Away in a Manger
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love you, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky,
and stay by my side until morning is nigh.
Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask you to stay
close by me forever and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in your tender care,
and take us to heaven to live with you there.
Family & Children Time
Scripture Reading: Luke 2: 8-14 (Louise McAree)
Hymn: Hark! the herald angels sing
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King:
peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, join the triumph of the skies;
with th’angelic hosts proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem!”
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King”
Christ, by highest heaven adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come, offspring of the Virgin’s womb:
veiled in flesh the Godhead see; hail th’incarnate Deity,
pleased with us in flesh to dwell, Jesus, our Immanuel. [Refrain]
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings, risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by, born that we no more may die,
born to raise us from the earth,
born to give us second birth. [Refrain]
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:15-20 (Trevor Fowler)
Solo: O Holy Night (Ella Marie Weerts)
Hymn: Silent Night During Candle Lighting
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,
heav’nly 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.
Hymn: Joy to the World
Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King;
let ev’ry heart prepare him room and heav’n and nature sing,
and heav’n and nature sing, and heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.
Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ,
while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains,
repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
He rules the world with truth and grace and makes the nations prove the glories of his righteousness
and wonders of his love, and wonders of his love,
and wonders, wonders of his love.
Benediction (Pastor Bill Gammer)
Christmas eve offering will be sent to the Westminster Presbytery BC Flood Appeal.