PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
December 24, 2020 - 7:00 PM ServiceChristmas Eve Service
Liturgical Color: White
"Christmas Meditation" by Rev. Christine Dickerson
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|Gathering||Carol Medley||Alex Danson|
|Bidding Prayer||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Prelude||Once In Royal DavidS AND C||Alex Danson|
|Lighting of the Christ Candle||Jim & Kay Chabot|
ONE: Jesus came to bring peace to our hearts and souls, to all the world that we may live in peace. Let there be peace on earth, and let it be with us.
ALL: Our God, we thank you for the knowledge that peace is possible because of the Prince of Peace. Keep reminding us to let Jesus show us the Way, and one day true peace will be a reality. Amen.
ONE: We have lit four candles on our way to lighting the Christ Candle.
ONE: Tonight we bring it all together as we light this Christ Candle and celebrate Christ who lightens our lives with hope, love, joy, and peace.
ALL; Come, let us adore Him, and let us share Him. Let us sing and give praise to Christ our Lord. Amen.
|*Call to Worship||O Come, All Ye Faithful||Hymn #145 (1 & 3)|
|First Lesson: Adam and Eve disobey God||Genesis 3: 8-15, 17-19||Robert Bracken|
|O Come, O Come, Emmanuel||Hymn #123 (1 & 7)|
|Second Lesson: God promises that, through Abraham, all the peoples of the world will be blessed.||Genesis 22: 15-18||Elizabeth Morgan|
|Joy to the World||Hymn #125 (1, 2 & 4)|
|Third Lesson: The people who walk in darkness receive the promise of the Messiah||Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7||Dirk Voerman|
|It Came Upon The Midnight Clear||Hymn #128 (1 & 2)|
|Fourth Lesson: The Messiah will come from the root of Jesse to restore the peace of creation||Isaiah 11: 1-4a, 6-9||John Evans|
|Offertory||December: Christmas||Alex Danson|
|Fifth Lesson: The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary and announces that she will bear a holy child||Luke 1: 26-35, 38||Morella Larsen|
|Hark! The Herald Angels Sing||Hymn #133 (1 & 3)|
|Sixth Lesson: Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem, where Mary gives birth to her child||Luke 2: 1-7||Erika Voerman|
|O Little Town Of Bethlehem||Hymn #141 (1 & 2)|
|Away in a Manger||Hymn #157 (1 & 2)|
|Christmas Meditation||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|O Holy Night||Solo by Vern Sutton|
|Seventh Lesson: Angels appear to shepherds in the fields and announce the birth of the Messiah||Luke 2: 8-17||David Smith|
|Angels We Have Heard On High||Hymn #132 (1, 2 & 3)|
|Eighth Lesson: Magi from the East come seeking the Messiah and offer gifts to the baby Jesus||Matthew 2: 1-12||Cindy Anderson|
|The First Noel||Hymn #136 (1, 2 & 3)|
|Ninth Lesson: The Word of God becomes flesh and lives among us, full of grace and truth||John 1: 1-14||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Silent Night! Holy Night!||Hymn #147 (all)|
|As we sing, Rev. Christine will light her candle from the Christ Candle.|