Christmas Eve Service – Gifts of the Season
Christmas Eve Service Thursday, December 24, 2015 7 p.m.
GIFTS OF THE SEASON
- Prelude Instrumental
- Christ Candle Lighting
- Opening Song “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice” Chal. 164, vss. 1-3
- Children Worship & Wonder
Gifts of the Advent Season
Theme Scripture Character Songs
- Peace Isaiah 9:1-7 Animals The Friendly Beasts
- Congregational Song “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
- “The Friendly Beasts” sung by children & parents
- CHILDREN UNDER 3rd grade
- Hope Luke 1:26-38 Mary
- “Skit & dance” to “Breath of Heaven.
- Faith Matthew 1:18-24 Joseph
- NO Congregational Song.
- Presentation of series of boxes with cross inside innermost.
- Solo performance
- Joy Luke 2:8-20 Shepherds
- (GOLD/YELLOW) Joy balloon
- Congregational Song: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, Chal. 154, vss. 1-4
- Brief sayings about joy of being elders/shepherds.
- Love Luke 2:1-7 Jesus
- Congregational Song: Love Came Down at Christmas, New Century 165, vss. 1-3
- Reading a poem
- Baby Jesus in box.
- Grace Matthew 2:1-12 Magi CMF
- White blanket
- Congregational Song: As With Gladness, Chal. 173, vss. 1-3
- Invitation to Offering & Communion
- Passing out of Candles
- Closing Song “Silent Night” Chalice 145, vss. 1-4 with “Peace, Peace”
Videos of the service: (portions may not be present)
A joyful thanks to Amy D. for organizing and planning this service and all whom also organized and participated!!!!
A personal thanks to our media team who worked this event Perry Mattern and Scott Ferguson and Bob Phillips for the prep work…Mairi