A White Christmas Offering will be collected for the United Methodist Children's Home.

CLICK HERE to donate online

(be sure to choose White Christmas under Giving Type)

Have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!


7:00 contemporary christmas eve

OPENING SONG

O Come All Ye Faithful

 

WELCOME INVOCATION

Rev. Sara Shaver

Holy God, take us into that night long ago, and in our imaginations, let us    marvel at the holy child, worship on bended knee and sing with the angels.  Let us behold the tender care of Mary and the watchful care of Joseph.  Let us be blessed by the gaze of the Christ Child.  Loving God, when we leave this place, may we leave like the shepherds, singing and praising God, for Christ is born again and again, born to set us free, born to give us hope, born to change the world.  Let it happen again.  Amen.

 

*SPECIAL MUSIC

              We Adore You                

 

LIGHTING OF ADVENT CANDLES & THE CHRIST CANDLE

 

CHRISTMAS EVE PRAYER

Rev. Julianna Cooper  

                         

SPECIAL MUSIC

             Labor of Love                


SCRIPTURE

Luke 2:8-20



MEDITATION

Rev. Sara Shaver

                                

                          HOLY COMMUNION                           

If you desire, you may leave an offering at the altar rail or in the baskets during Holy Communion.  The offering will support the UMC Children’s Home and the ministries of GSUMC.  After you receive Holy Communion, please pick up a candle near your serving station and light it during the singing of Silent Night.


Away in A Manger

The First Noel

 

*CONGREGATIONAL CANDLE LIGHTING

 

                                     Silent Night                                       

(Silent Night is to be sung as we go out into the darkness carrying our lights to the world.)


 

5:00 traditional christmas eve

PRELUDE

Angels We Have Heard on High

arr. Mark Hayes

 

WELCOME & INVOCATION

 Rev. Sara Shaver

Holy God, take us into that night long ago, and in our imaginations, let us marvel at the holy child, worship on bended knee and sing with the angels.  Let us behold the tender care of Mary and the watchful care of Joseph.  Let us be blessed by the gaze of the Christ Child.  Loving God, when we leave this place, may we leave like the shepherds, singing and praising God, for Christ is born again and again, born to set us free, born to give us hope, born to change the world.  Let it happen again.  Amen.

 

OPENING HYMN

Joy to the World   No. 246

 

LIGHTING OF ADVENT CANDLES & THE CHRIST CANDLE

Light One Candle


SPECIAL MUSIC

              Silent Night / I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Men's Chorus

                                                     

     CHRISTMAS EVE PRAYER       

    Rev. Julianna Cooper      

                     

SPECIAL MUSIC

Where Shepherds Lately Knelt

Women's Choir



SCRIPTURE

Luke 2:8-20

                                                                      


MEDITATION

Rev. Sara Shaver

                                

                         HOLY COMMUNION                           

If you desire, you may leave an offering at the altar rail or in the baskets during Holy Communion. The offering will support the UMC Children’s Home and the ministries of GSUMC.  After you receive Holy Communion, please pick up a candle near your serving station and light it during the singing of Silent Night.

                                

             O Holy Night             

Marsha Guyer


CONGREGATIONAL CAROLS

O Come All Ye Faithful

Hark! the Herald Angels Sing


*CONGREGATIONAL CANDLE LIGHTING

 

  *CONGREGATIONAL CAROL

Silent Night

 

*BENEDICTION

 

                *POSTLUDE                   

           Hark the Herald Angels Sing       

Chuck Marohnic

 

 

As you leave, take your candle with you to go light your world. Thank you!

 

3:00 TRADITIONAL SERVICE (CHILD FRIENDLY)

Welcome

Holy God, take us into that night long ago, and in our imaginations, let us marvel at the holy child, worship on bended knee and sing with the angels.  Let us behold the tender care of Mary and the watchful care of Joseph.  Let us be blessed by the gaze of the Christ Child.  Loving God, when we leave this place, may we leave like the shepherds, singing and praising God, for Christ is born again and again, born to set us free, born to give us hope, born to change the world.  Let it happen again.  Amen.

 

Lighting of the Advent Candle

Light One Candle

 

Congregational Carol Medley

O Come All Ye Faithful,  

Joy to the World, 

Away in a Manger

 

Christmas Eve Prayer

 

Children's Sermon


Homily

 

Holy Communion

    

Special Music

 Noel by Lauren Daigle

Anna O'neal

 

Candle Lighting


Silent Night

Portia Hollis