Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 – Christmas Eve Services

4:00 pm – Especially for Children

  • LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE: The Gerling Family
  • HYMN: “Angels We Have Heard on High”   #113
  • SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7
  • ANTHEM:  Children’s Choir, “Christ Was Born in Bethlehem” arr. Shirley McRae
  • SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 1:26-28, 30-33
  • HYMN: “O Come, All Ye Faithful” #133
  • SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 2:1-7
  • HYMN: “O Little Town of Bethlehem” #121
  • SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 2:8-12
  • HYMN: “Away in a Manger” #115
  • SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 2:1-11
  • HYMN: “Go Tell It On The Mountain” #136
    (Children come forward on last verse)
  • CHILDREN’S STORY AND CHRISMON
  • SCRIPTURE READING: John 1:1-5
  • HYMN: “Silent Night”   See Insert
  • HYMN: “Joy to the World”   See Insert
  • Minister: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind
  • A time for fellowship will follow this service

8:00 pmService of Lessons and Carols

  • LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE: The Powell Family
  • HYMN: “Angels We Have Heard on High”   #113

LESSONS AND CAROLS

  • FIRST LESSON:  Isaiah 9:2-7  Donald Wertman                     
    • Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah
  • CAROL: “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”  #82
  • SECOND LESSON: Luke 1:26-38  Beth Newell                               
    • The angel Gabriel salutes Mary
  • CHORAL ANTHEM: “There is No Rose of Such Virtue”
  • THIRD LESSON: Luke 2:1-7  Walter Gage 
    • St. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus
  • CAROL: “Away in a Manger”  #115
  • FOURTH LESSON: Luke 2:8-20  Lauren Lamb
    • The shepherds go to the manger
  • CAROL:  “The First Nowell”  #147
  • FIFTH LESSON: Matthew 2:1-12 Steve Cottrell
    • The wise men are led by the star to Jesus
  • SPECIAL MUSIC: “Do You Hear What I Hear?”  
  • CAROL:  “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”   #136
  • CHRISTMAS MESSAGE:   Footprints . . . a Lantern . . . a Door”
  • OFFERTORY:   Bell Choir, “Christmas Joy”
  • SIXTH LESSON (unison) John 1:1-5, 9-14 
  • THE LIGHT REFLECTED, A CEREMONY OF CANDLE LIGHTING
  • HYMN: “Silent Night”   See Insert
  • HYMN: “Joy to the World”   See Insert
  • Minister: Rev. Dr. Deborah Lind
  • A time for fellowship will follow this service