Christmas Eve: Reflections, Hymns, and Communion

On this Christmas Eve we reflect on God’s gift of “Yes” to God’s people through scripture, reflective readings and hymns.

God’s Yes to Peace for the Poor and Oppressed (read by Lauren Money)
Scripture: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7
Reading: Amazing Peace by Maya Angelou
Hymn: “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”

God’s Yes to a Home Among the Homeless (read by Rev. Susan Addams)
Scripture: Luke 2:1-7
Reading: Let the Stable Still Astonish by Leslie Leyland Fields
Hymn: “Away in a Manger” (Myriah Luke, cello; Robin Miller, piano)

God’s Yes to Good News for the Lonely (read by Rev. Chris Furr)
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14
Reading: A Visit We Remember by Frederick Buechner
Hymn: “The First Noel”

God’s Yes to Joy for All (read by Tate Holste)
Scripture: Luke 2:15-20
Reading: First Coming by Madeline L’Engle
Hymn: “Joy to the World”

Invitation to Communion – Rev. Chris Furr
Prayer for the Bread – Rev. Marilyn Williams
Prayer for the Cup – Renié Palmer

Hymn Vocals – Rebecca Farrow & Congregation

Christmas Eve: Reflections, Hymns, and Communion