Christmas Eve 2020

This worship tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ fairly chronologically with John 3:16-17 towards the beginning as a focal point, offering included right after the reading of the magi from Mathew (should that fit your context) a moment for a sermon or reflection, and closing with the magnificat. As always feel free to adapt as needed. Should you find my work helpful you can support my work here.

Here is a Link with all of the Scripture Readings in Order

A Christmas Prayer

First Lesson Luke 1:26-31, 2:1-5

Carol O Come All Ye Faithful v. 1

Welcome

Second Lesson John 3:16-17

Reflective Music

Jesus is Born!

Third Lesson Luke 2:5-7

Carol #25 Away in a Manger v. 1, 2

Lighting of the Christ Candle: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love & Christ (All Children are invited forward to assist with the lighting) 

Fourth Lesson Luke 2:8-12

Carol #31 Hark the Harold Angels Sing v. 1

Fifth Lesson Luke 2:16-20


Carol #23 Angels We Have Heard on High v. 1, 2, 3 (all)

Holy Communion

God be with you

And also with you

Lift up your hearts

We life our hearts to the Lord

Give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right to giver our thanks and praise…(prayer continues)

…and praying as his son taught us to pray Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 

Carol God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen v. 1 & 4

Sermon/Reflection

Sixth Lesson Matthew 2:13,7-12

Offering & Carol #53   What Child is This? v. 1, 2, 3 (all)

Seventh Lesson Luke 2:13-14 

Carol #40 Joy to the World v. 1, 4

Eighth Lesson Luke 1:46-55

Candles are Lit

Carol Silent Night*

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