Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
December 24, 2017 6:00 p.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Prelude

*Call to Worship
One: Rejoice, for God is with us—Emmanuel.
All: ​In the darkness of our world shines God’s Holy Light.
One: Now there is reason to hope, to love, to laugh, to live.
All: ​God is truly with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God!

Hymn “O Come, All Ye Faithful” (Verses 1-3) Hymnal #234

Opening Prayer

Advent Reading and Lighting of the Christ Candle

All: God of grace and glory as we celebrate this Christmas, transform our hearts and our lives so that your good news is not an old story but a fresh truth lived out every day in the power of Jesus the Light Of The World.

THE COMING OF JESUS IS ANNOUNCED
TO MARY AND JOSEPH
Luke 1:26-38, Matthew 1:18-25
*Hymn “Joy to the World” (Verses 1 & 2) Hymnal #246

THE PREPARATION FOR THE BIRTH OF JESUS
Luke 2:1-5
Hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem” Hymnal #230

JESUS IS BORN
Luke 2:6-7
Hymn “Away in a Manager” Hymnal #217

JESUS’ BIRTH IS ANNOUNCED
TO THE SHEPHERDS
Luke 2:9-14
Hymn “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear” Hymnal #218

THE SHEPHERDS FIND THE BABY JESUS
Luke 2:15-18

THE WISE MEN BRING THEIR GIFTS TO JESUS
Matthew 2:1-11
Hymn “The First Noel” (Verses 1, 2 & 3) Hymnal #245

Christmas Eve Message with the Children – Pastor Gary

Hymn “Hark The Angels Sing” UMH #240

Prayer of Confession, Pardon and Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving
Prayer
Circle of Light

*Silent Night Bulletin

Benediction

Extinguishing of Candles
Silent Night

Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin Mother and Child, holy
Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar, heavenly hosts sing
Alleluia.
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light,
Radiant beams from
Thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

Silent night, holy night, wondrous star, lend thy light;
With the angels let us sing,
Alleluia to our King.
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born.

Email:glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Pianist​​​​​ Megan Schihl

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