|About the Book|
This book contains a complete Christmas Eve candle light service utilizing the Christmas Hymns and carols and seven passages of Scripture including the prophecies surrounding the coming Messiah and the familiar gospel stories of the angels visits,MoreThis book contains a complete Christmas Eve candle light service utilizing the Christmas Hymns and carols and seven passages of Scripture including the prophecies surrounding the coming Messiah and the familiar gospel stories of the angels visits, the shepherds and the wisemen. Designed as a combination of Carols and Scripture for the whole family to enjoy, this service has become a tradition at churches both large and small.The Scripture passages can be read by members of the congregation both young and old and you can choose a family to help with the lighting of the Advent Wreath at the beginning of the service. The basic outline of the service has places for special music by soloists and choirs or can be left out in a small congregation where those people are not available. A time for offering is included if you would like and the service also gives you the words and opportunity for serving communion.Ending with the lighting of candles throughout the congregation and the singing of Silent Night this service truly warms the hearts of young and old alike and becomes for the families a tradition to look forward to as the Christmas season beginsHaving seven different sermon outlines included in the ceremony allows the pastor to come to the Christmas Eve service with a minimum of added preparation and have a different sermon “prepared” for each of the first seven years and then you have the freedom to begin repeating with a few added adjustments. Most people at the service appreciate the reminded every so often of the things said years ago that still will make a difference in their lives.