Christmas Eve Bulletin
Come celebrate the wonder of the Incarnation! Central Baptist Church will gather tonight at 6:30 PM, Christmas Eve, for our annual celebration of lessons and carols. The service concludes with a traditional candle lighting.
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Order of Worship
Prelude — Babe of Bethlehem, arranged by Timothy Seaman
Call to Worship — WSB E.1.4.2 pg. 468
When all things in silence lay and the night was in the midst of her course, your Word leaped down from your royal throne, O God. So we rejoice and give you praise, that your Word may live in us and that we may glorify you forever. Amen.
Hymn — #240 Of the Father's Love Begotten
Reading 1 – Jeremiah 33:14–16
Choir — The Newborn Ancient of Days, Marty Parks
Lighting the Advent Wreath
Choral Introduction The Gift of a Savior (Responsive Litany) Candle Lighting (see text) Congregational Response (song) Christmas Eve Prayer (Wes Reads)
Reading 2 — Luke 2:1-7
Hymn — #256 Love Has Come!
Offering — Oh Holy Night, Colleen Smith
Choir — Shepherd's Joy, John Parker and Mark Hayes
Reading 3 — Luke 2:8–14
Hymn — #227 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Reading 4 — Luke 2:15-20
Choir — In the First Light, Bob Kauflin
Hymn-Candle Lighting — #253 Silent Night
Sending Hymn – #270 Joy to the World!