Christmas Eve Worship
Friday, December 24, 2021
12 noon: Traditional worship with Holy Communion, Christmas carols, and a Christmas message to begin our celebrations. The Grace Bell Ensemble will lead us with the sounds of the season.
3 p.m.: Our children will present the nativity story along with music and a message from Pastor Eric. The creativity of our Children’s Music Ministry captures the simplicity and the poignancy of God’s greatest Gift and we are privileged to see it through their eyes in this time of worship. This year we will include safe, child-friendly “candle-lighting” with the singing of Silent Night.
4:30 p.m.: The Christmas story is told through readings, creative video, and the music of our Grace Praise Team in this innovative worship that will reach both younger and older worshippers alike. Bring the family to experience the story through the eyes of those who were there. We’ll include the lighting of “candles” in a child-friendly way with the singing of Silent Night.
8 p.m.: Our traditional, heart-warming worship that offers the story through readings, familiar Christmas carols with the New Life Singers, the Christmas message, Holy Communion, and candle-lighting. Bring the whole family and create memories that will bring you back to the manger again and again through the coming year.
10 p.m.: We’ll hear the miraculous story through scripture and song. This year our style will be a bit less formal but no less meaningful as the Chancel Choir leads us to worship our King. We invite you to bring your extended families and friends to join us in the beauty of hope fulfilled in the birth of Jesus Christ, “God With Us." The lighting of candles will send you into the night filled with the peace and love of Christmas.