Christmas Eve

ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE STABLE*

We Gather as the Body of Christ

PRELUDE                         Christmas Fantasy

Bell duet with Joan Fossum and Heidi Prior

A CHRISTMAS GREETING          Pastor Bob

ADVENT WREATH CANDLE LIGHTING

Debbie Young - Liturgist

Scripture: Isaiah 9: 2-7

We re-light the Four Candles of Advent…

The Candle of HOPE

The Candle of PEACE

The Candle of JOY

The Candle of LOVE

Christmas Prayer (unison)          UMH #231

Eternal God, by the birth of Jesus Christ you gave yourself to the world. Grant that, being born in our hearts, he may save us from all our sins, and restore within us the image and likeness of our Creator, to whom be everlasting praise and glory, world without end. Amen.

HYMN                        O Come All Ye Faithful

#234 UMC Hymnal  vs. 1, 3, & 6

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD'S PRAYER

PRAYER RESPONSE

A Quiet Christmas-Bell Ensemble

Joan Fossum, Debbie Young & Heidi Prior

MEDITATION

All Roads Lead To The Stable*

A Christmas Story Drama

HYMN     It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

#218 UMC Hymnal  vs. 1 & 4

Caleb: I Moved the Goats

All Roads Lead To The Stable*

HYMN                O Little Town of Bethlehem

#230 UMC Hymnal  vs. 1 & 4

Shepherd: Star Watcher

All Roads Lead To The Stable*

HYMN                                Away in a Manger

#217 UMC Hymnal  vs. 1 & 3

Beauregard: Angelology 101

All Roads Lead To The Stable*

HYMN         Angels We Have Heard on High

#238 UMC Hymnal  vs. 1 & 3

Mary: Quietly Thinking

All Roads Lead To The Stable*

HYMN                                What Child Is This

#219 UMC Hymnal  vs. 1 & 3

Lighting the Christ Candle

Tonight, we light the “Christ Candle” as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!             Pastor Bob

Let us be reminded of the words that have guided us this Advent and Christmas Season from Psalm 27:1,

“The Lord is my Light and my Salvation.”

Friends, the Light has arrived tonight. Let us reflect that light throughout the world! Amen.

O Holy Night

Debbie Young - soloist

Accompaniment - Heidi Prior

BENEDICTION

May you leave here tonight changed by the Light of Christ. May you be that beacon of light that radiates and reflects God’s love to everyone you meet in your daily travels.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Peace on Earth

DEPART IN PEACE…Shalom!

*ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE STABLE

Written by Carl Kelly

Distributed by Christian Publishers

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