christmas eve

WORSHIP ORDER


Prelude // Instrumental Ensemble

Welcome Message // Rev. Dr. Todd Jordan

Opening Christmas Medley
– “O, Come All Ye Faithful” // UMH #234, Verse 1
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come and behold him, born the King of angels;

Refrain: (x2)
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ, the Lord!

– “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” // UMH #240, Verses 1 and 3
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King:
peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, join the triumph of the skies;
with the angelic hosts proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Refrain:
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King”

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings, risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by, born that we no more may die,
born to raise us from the earth, born to give us second birth. [Refrain]

– “Angels We Have Heard on High” // UMH #238, Verses 1, 2, and 4
Angels we have heard on high,
sweetly singing o’er the plains
and the mountains in reply
echoing their joyous strains.

Refrain:
Gloria in excelsis Deo,