Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24th, 2020
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LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE
CALL TO WORSHIP
The people who walked in darkness have seen
a great light; those who lived in a land
of deep darkness, on them light has shined.
A child has been born for us, a son given to us!
His name is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Glory to God in the highest heaven!
And peace to all on earth!
HYMN #86 “The People Who Walked in Darkness” Click HERE for Hymnal Worship
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
O Christ, you were born in a humble stable, because there was no room for you in the inn. Forgive us when we foolishly think that there is no room for you in our lives. When we close the doors of our hearts to Your word, forgive us, and burst thru them with your love. When we close the doors of our minds to your challenge, forgive us, and burst thru them with your love. When we close the doors of our homes, our churches, and our cities to people you would have us welcome, forgive us, and speak your angel’s words to us once more: “Do not be afraid” In Jesus name, we pray, Amen
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
“Don’t be afraid, my Love is stronger,
My love is stronger than your fear.
Don’t be afraid my love is stronger,
and I have promised, promised to be always near.”
RESPONSIVE READING Psalm 96 (page 677)
SCRIPTURE READINGS Luke 2:1-20 (page 71)
A CHRISTMAS STORY
READING "Holidays and Holy Days" by Tony DeLuca
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD
CAROL “Silent Night" Click HERE for Hymnal Worship
RECESSIONAL “Joy to the World” Click HERE for Hymnal Words