Christmas Eve Contemporary Family Service

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Order of Worship for Christmas Eve
Contemporary Family Service
Thursday, December 24, 2020

premiering at 12:00 noon

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OnCenter Band
Beth Buffington, Vocals
Toby Elliott, Drums
Ed Green, Guitar & Vocals
Beth Hagemeyer, Keyboard
Amy Hollander, Vocals
Dave Jenkins, Guitar
Katie Lapham, Vocals
Natalie Overstreet, Vocals
John Pollitt, Bass
Suzanne Wills, Bass

Prelude Song
Fearless by Newsboys

Verse 1
What lies ahead may be unknown
As I brave the unseen road, God go with me
Ev’ry hidden sacrifice
Through the watches of the night, God go with me
Through it all I know I am not alone

Chorus 1
I am fearless in your presence
You’re all around, all around me

Verse 2
Say the word that sets my heart
On what you’ve done and who you are
God you’re for me
Ev’ry hard and heavy step
I will see your faithfulness
God you are for me, for me

Chorus 2
I am fearless in your presence
You’re all around me, all around me
In my weakness you are strongest
You surround me, you surround me

No fear in the crashing waves,
no fear when the cost is great
No fear in the midnight hour,
you’ve given me a spirit of power
I’m not afraid, no, I’m not afriad

Chorus 2

with Pastor Hannah, Lead Pastor

O Holy Night (Another Hallelujah) by Lincoln Brewster

Verse 1
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining.
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world, in sin and error pining
‘til he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
The thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
and yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Chorus 1
Fall on your knees, oh hear the angel voices.
Oh night divine! Oh night when Christ was born.

Verse 2
Truly he taught us to love one another.
His law is love and his gospel is peace.
Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother,
and in his name, all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we.
With all our hearts we praise his holy name.

Chorus 2
Christ is the Lord, oh praise his name forever.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

Chorus 3
Fall on your knees, oh hear the angel voices.
Oh night divine! Oh night when Christ was born.
Oh night divine, oh night, oh night divine 

Opening Prayer
with Pastor Jeremiah, Associate Pastor 

Lighting of the Christmas Candle
with the Cann family

Isaiah 9:2-7
with Katie de Waard

2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. 3 You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exult when dividing plunder. 4 For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. 5 For all the boots of the tramping warriors and all the garments rolled in blood shall be burned as fuel for the fire. 6 For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Unto Us by Matthew West & AJ Pruis

Verse 1
Who are we that a King would trade heaven’s riches
For a stable and a manger low
Can it be, Great I Am, bending down to reach us
Morning Star, let this dark world know

Here is our Promised One, 
Jesus our hope has come

Unto us, unto us a Child is born
Unto us, unto us a Son is given
Glory to God in the highest
Wonderful Prince of Peace
Emmanuel has come to set the captives free
And with the angels we sing
Glory to God in the highest
He has brought this great love unto us

Verse 2
Who are we that a King would still walk among us
Knowing he would only live to die
Cross of shame, crowns of thorns,
he still chose to carry
Beauty broken breathing us new life



Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel, love has come


Unto us, Emmanuel, Unto us, Emmanuel
God with us, you are God, you are God with us 

Passing of the Peace/Sharing Christmas Greetings
with Pastor Jeremiah, Associate Pastor

Big House by Audio Adrenaline
with the OnCenter Band

Come and go with me to my Father’s house [x2]
It’s a big, big house with lots and lots of room
A big, big table with lots and lots of food
A big, big yard where we can play football
It’s a big, big house, it’s my Father’s….house! 

Time for Young Disciples
with Beth Hagemeyer

Fearless God
with Pastor Hannah

Offertory Invitation
with Suzanne Wills

Go Tell It on the Mountain by John W Work Jr

Go, tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere.
Go, tell it on the mountain
that Jesus Christ is born.

Verse 1
While shepherds kept their watching
over silent flocks by night,
behold, throughout the heavens
There shone a holy light.


Verse 2
The shepherds feared and trembled,
when lo! above the earth,
rang out the angel chorus
that hailed the Savior’s birth.

Verse 3
Down in a lonely manger
the humble Christ was born,
God sent to us salvation
that blessed Christmas morn.

Chorus [repeat]

Oh hallelujah!

Christmas Prayer
With Pastor Jeremiah

Sharing Christmas Lights
with Pastor Hannah

Silent Night, Holy Night, UMH 239
with Amy & Dave Hollander, Nathan Hollander,
Sarah Markwell, vocalists, and Dave Jenkins, Guitar

Verse 1
Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright
round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant, so tender and mild,
sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.

Verse 2
Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight;
glories stream from heaven afar;
heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born. Christ the Savior is born!

Verse 3
Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light;
radiant beams from thy holy face
with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

Verse 1

Closing Prayer/Benediction
with Pastor Hannah

Sending Hymn
Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) by Chris Tomlin

Verse 1
Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing.

Verse 2
Joy to the world! The Saviour reigns
Let all their songs employ while fields and floods
Rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

Joy, unspeakable joy
An overflowing well no tongue can tell
Joy, unspeakable joy
It rises in my soul never lets me go

Verse 3
He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness
and wonders of his love
and wonders of his love
and wonders and wonders of his love.


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