Christmas Eve Worship 2016 – Candlelight Worship

December 24, 2016

11:00 p.m.

Part 1

  • Prelude:  The Handbell Choir
    • “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” – Thompson
    • “Angels We Have Heard on High” – Thompson
    • “Ukrainian Bell Carol” – Thompson 

Part 2

  • Words of Welcome:  Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Lighting of the Christ Candle
  • Opening Prayer 

Part 3

  • Reading:  A Warning – Genesis 3:1-7a – Christiaan Faul, Youth Director
  • Hymn:  “O Come, All Ye Faithful” – ADESTE FIDELES 

Part 4

  • Christmas Eve Prayer:  Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Reading:  A Prophecy:  Isaiah 40:1-5 – Christiaan Faul
  • Anthem:  “Every Valley Shall Be Exalted” – G.F. Handel
    • Soloist:  Brandon Ouellette, Seminarian Student 

Part 5

  • Reading:  A Fortelling:  Luke 1:26-35, 38 – Rev. Weible
  • Hymn:  “What Child is This” – GREENSLEEVES 

Part 6

  • Reading:  A Birth:  Luke 2:1-7 – Christiaan Faul
  • Anthem:  “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” – Robert MacGimsey
    • Soloist:  Don Whitehouse 

Part 7

  • Reading:  A Visit:  Matthew 2:1-12 – Rev. Weible
  • Anthem:  “Hail, Blessed Morn” – L. Henry Horton
    • The Chancel Choir 

Part 8

  • Reading:  Good News of Great Joy:  Luke 2:8-20 – Christiaan Faul
  • Anthem:  “Come, Shepherds, Rise!” – Keith Christopher
    • The Chancel Choir 

Part 9

Homily:  SOMETHING NEW – Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor 

 

Part 10

  • Hymn:  “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” – ES IST EIN’ ROS’
  • Call to Offering
  • Musical Offering:  “Still, Still, Still” – STILL, STILL, STILL
    • Lynne Anderson, Hammered Dulcimer
  • Doxology:  “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow” – OLD HUNDRETH
  • Prayer of Dedication 

Part 11

  • Reading:  A New Beginning:  John 1:1-5, 14 – Rev. Weible
  • Christmas Prayer
  • Lighting of the Candles
  • Hymn:  “Silent Night” –  STILLE NACHT
  • Charge and Benediction – Rev. Weible
  • Ringing of the Bell
  • Postlude:  “Joy to the World” – Diane Bish 

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