4:00 Candlelight Service

December 24, 2021 — 4:00 PM Service

PRELUDE                                                                                                          String Quartet     

                                     Heather, Julia & Violet Campbell & Hannah Buckbee                                    

WELCOME                                                                                           Pastor Keith Buckbee


THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE                                    The Bernard Family:

Tonight we conclude our Advent journey as we light the Christ Candle, 

welcoming the one promised in scripture.

He is called Emmanuel: God with us!

We celebrate the hope brought to earth by our Wonderful Counselor.

He is called Emmanuel: God with us!

We rejoice in the strength and power of a Mighty God.

He is called Emmanuel: God with us! 

We sing of peace of earth and good will to all.

He is called Emmanuel: God with us! 

And we lift our hearts in praise to our Everlasting Father.

He is called Emmanuel: God with us!  Joy to the world, the Lord has come!                                                                                           (BOLD – People)


CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                            Pastor Rob Dagen

Pastor: Do not be afraid; for I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.

People:  To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.

Pastor: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

People: And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory.

Pastor: Christ is born; give him glory!                                                                    

People: Christ has come down from heaven; receive him! Christ is now on earth; exalt him!


*HYMN                             “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”                                     #277


APOSTLES’ CREED                                                                                         



                                                                                                                   Pastor Rob Dagen                                                                       


HYMN                                      “What Child Is This?”                                                #281                       


SCRIPTURE                                        Luke 1:26-38                           Edith Thierwechter               


HYMN                            “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”                                 #251


SCRIPTURE:                                           Luke 2:1-20                                    Annetta Wells                                       


MESSSAGE                                  “A Reason To Celebrate”            Pastor Keith Buckbee 


*HYMN                                      “Silent Night! Holy Night!”                                       #253

*BENEDICTION                                                                                  Pastor Keith Buckbee