DOUGLASS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Christmas Eve at Douglass UMC

Worship & Candlelight Service

Order of Service

Prelude

Welcome/ Opening Prayer

Hymn of Invitation: UMH #240 – “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Verses 1,2,3)

Candle Lighting – Christ Candle
Speaker 1: The season for watching and waiting is over. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. This is the light of the world, and the darkness cannot extinguish it The Christ Candle is lit.

Speaker 2: “O sing to the Lord a new song, Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Tell of his salvation from day to day. “Declare his glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples. (Psalm 96: 1-3)

Speaker 1: “Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; Bring an offering, and come into his courts. Worship the Lord in holy splendor; Tremble before him, all the earth” (Psalm 96:7-9)

Speaker 2: “Say among the nations, ‘The Lord is king!’ Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice. He will judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with his truth” (Psalm 96:10a, 11a. 13b).

The Children’s Time – With Pastor Debbie

Carol: UMH #217 – “Away in a Manger” (Verses 1,2,3)

Old/New Testament Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20

Leader: The Word of God for the people of God
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God

The Meditation: “Come Home for Christmas: Welcome Home” – With Pastor Debbie

Contemporary Song: “Adore” by Chris Tomlin (LYRIC VIDEO LINK)

Special Offertory for Mission & Ministry (M & M)

Doxology

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Holy Communion & Breaking the Bread

Candlelight Service/Closing Hymn: UMH #239 – “Silent Night” (All Verses)

Benediction


Serving You Today:

Pastor: Debbie Senters
Liturgists: Larry & Tammy Darter
Pianist: Brook Roberts (Prerecorded)


From the Congregation and Staff at the Douglass United Methodist Church…

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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