Christmas Eve 7:30pm, Sanctuary, Communion and Candlelight Service

Dec 24, 2023    Rev. W. Donald Warren

Christmas Eve 7:30pm Service, Sanctuary Communion and Candlelight Service, December 24, 2023

Scripture Reading:Luke 2:1-7, Luke 2:8-14, Luke 2:15-20

Sermon: “In the Middle of it All” - Rev. Donald Warren

Prelude:  Prelude Carol Selections,  Cheryl & MIchael Stephenson, instrumentalists and Bill Wood, organ

Introit:  Of the Father’s Love Begotten - 16th Century Plainsong/arr. John Erikson (Choir & Handbells) UMH 184 (1)  

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Hymn:   O Come, All Ye Faithful  -  UMH  234

The Christmas Story                

    Luke 2:1-7                                                                                  

    HymnO Little Town of Bethlehem  (1,2)                  UMH 230

    Luke 2:8-14                                                                                          

     HymnWhat Child Is This (1,2)                                                                   UMH 219

    Luke 2:15-20                                                                                        

     Hymn Hark the Herald Angels Sing                                                          UMH 240   


     Homily                                                                                                             Pastor Donald Warren

Anthem:   The Jesus Gift-  Gilbert Martin,  Mary Gardner, solo

Christmas Prayers

Holy Communion

Passing of the Light and Hymn  -   Silent Night, Holy Night

Hymn:  Have Thine Own Way, Lord  (1,4)  -  UMH 382



Postlude:  In dulci jubilo - J.S. Bach

Rev. W. Donald Warren, Rev. Rhonda Grant Jordan and Rev. Kuda Kwashe Kagura

Cheryl Stephenson, Director of Music Ministries & Bill Wood, Organist

Note: All music is used with church owned music and hymnals and under Jarvis CCLI License # 1408863.