Christmas Eve Worship

Service of Carols and Celebration

December 24, 2018


*Those that are able are invited to stand




Christmas Trivia Countdown


- Confronting the prophecy -          


Prophecy Scripture                                                                                         Isaiah 9


Hymn                                     “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” (vs. 1 & 2)                          #211


Lighting the Advent Candles


First Candle and Reading                                                            The Spencer-Mitchell Family                                                                             

Sung Response                                     “Advent Song” (Verse 1)                                                #2090 

in The Faith We Sing


Second Candle and Reading                                                                                                    

Sung Response                                     “Advent Song” (Verse 2)                                               #2090 

in The Faith We Sing


Third Candle and Reading                                                                             The Lordon Family                                                                 

Sung Response                                     “Advent Song” (Verse 3)                                               #2090 

in The Faith We Sing


Fourth Candle and Reading                                                                                           

Sung Response                                     “Advent Song” (Verse 4)                                               #2090 

in The Faith We Sing


Visual Illustration                    Light of Christmas  


Fifth Candle and Reading                                                                                   The Dorč Family                                                        

Sung Response                                     “Advent Song” (Verse 5)                                               #2090 

in The Faith We Sing


  - Experiencing the birth -


*Hymn                                                  “Silent Night”                                                           #239

(During the song, worshippers will pass the light of Christ by tipping your unlit candle to the lit candle of the person next to you.)


*Scripture                                                                                                                  Luke 2:1-7


*Song                                             “Welcome to Our World”                                   *See Screen


*Scripture                                                                                                               Luke 2:8-20


*Hymn                                         “O Come All Ye Faithful” (verses 1, 3, 6)                       #234


- Encountering a Savior –


Kids Song                                   “Away in a Manger”                                                    #217


Children’s Sermon           Christmas According to Kids


Sermon                                                 God With Us


- Sharing our blessings -


Offering Prayer

Holy God, as we gather this evening, all our attention is focused on a baby, lying in a makeshift bed in an “it-will-have-to-do” stable. It’s not lost on us that you sent your Son, our Savior, into the world among the poorest of the poor and told us: “This will be a sign to you.”  As we present gifts to you, we pray that they might reach those in the greatest need, that they might lift those in the deepest despair, and that they might bring peace and compassion to those who find themselves amidst conflict.  We pray this in the name of that Holy Child, Jesus the Christ, our Savior and Redeemer! Amen.

Offering Our Gifts


Special Music                             Mary Did You Know”                              Rebecca Spencer

- Sharing the light with the world -


Visual Illustration                            With Us  




*Closing Hymn                          “Joy to the World”                                                     #246

(Weather permitting during the song, worshippers will relight their candles and proceed to the front steps of the church where we will sing.)




The staff of Mifflin Ave UMC would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.



Rev. Kelly Smith