Christmas Eve, 24 Dec 2020
+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
God our Creator,
who made this most holy night radiant
with the splendor of the one true light,
grant in your mercy
that, as we celebrate on earth the mystery of that light,
we may also rejoice in its fullness in heaven.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Once in Royal David’s City – Daniel O’Donnell
A Reading from the Prophets: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 (ESV)
2 The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone.
“For unto us a Child is born” from Messiah – Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
A Reading from the Gospels: Luke 2:1-7 (ESV)
The Birth of Jesus Christ
2 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
O Holy Night – Fellowship Creative
Psalm 96:1-3 – Worship in the Splendor of Holiness
96 Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
Psalm 96 – Vertical Worship
Closing – Titus 2:11-14 (ESV)
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.”
+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen