Christmas Eve

Disastrous Christmas

By Don Underwood
Forty years ago I was the youth minister at a church in a county seat town. There was a strong tradition in this church of providing a live nativity scene every year, and it was… read more

Worship Connection: Christmas Eve 2013

By Nancy C. Townley
Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20.   [Tonight’s Christmas Eve Service is based on the song… read more

When God Shows Up

By Gary G. Kindley
Luke 2:1-20 A Sunday school teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small child replied, “They couldn’t get a… read more

Longing for Peace

By Brett Younger
Isaiah 9:2-7 We tend to romanticize Christmas, but we don’t do it on purpose. We are reasonable, logical, and hardheaded, but the magic of the season gets to us in spite of … read more

Advent Series: Hope Is on the Way

By Jarrod Johnston
This seven-week series for the beginning of Advent through Epiphany Sunday is based on the Gospel readings from Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary, and emphasizes themes … read more

Service of Carols, Lessons, and Prayers

By Barbara Dick
A Service of Carols, Lessons, and Prayers is traditional for some churches, in others it can be an additional service to your planned worship times or added with some adaptations. … read more
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