Our Christmas Eve service begins at 6:30p.m. The text for Christmas Eve is John 8:12: “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Our Worship will include:
Silent Night This is the Casting Crowns version.
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – to the traditional tune This is the only really traditional one I could find – and even it wanders off at the end.
The ‘Stokely’ story for Christmas Eve will also focus on Jesus as the light in our darkness. The Andy Gullahorn and Jill Philips song I Will Find a Way approaches this truth from another angle. It’s one of my favorite new Christmas songs.
On Christmas Day we’ll be having an informal worship service (at 10:50 a.m.) The text will reveal Jesus as the Good Shepherd (John 10:1-16) and the worship will focus on the shepherds and the angels:
Go Tell It On the Mountain Too many fun choices here. That first one is by the Cedarville kids.
But how about Whitney Phipps
James Taylor (really good)
Or for those born more recently Tenth Avenue North
Jenna Martin will be leading us, and combined ‘Go Tell It’ with Jesus, O What A Wonderful Child
As I mentioned in a previous post, I couldn’t really find a version of ‘It Came Upon the Midnight Clear’ that did everything I wanted. So here are three:
The words and melody we sing, but missing verses
Partial re-write by Kutless – pretty nice
Melody re-written by Sara Groves – also pretty nice
Update: Corrected service time on the 25th to 10:50 a.m.