Candlelight Service

Much of the service is dark and unfortunately, the video camera battery died just before Joy to the World. However, you will be blessed as you hear and experience the Christmas story!

Order of Worship for Candlelight Service

Gathering Prelude: Away in a Manger 

Welcome: Pastor Ray 

Announce Ringing of the Bells:

Lighting 2 White Altar Candles and 4 Advent Candles:

Call To Worship:



Light first altar candle

Choral Response to the Call: O Come, All Ye Faithful 

The Prophecy of the Messiah

Isaiah 9:2-7

John 1:1-5 

A Word

Light the 2nd candle

Special: O Holy Night

The Coming of Jesus Is Announced to Mary and Joseph

Luke 1:26-38

Matthew 1:18-25

A Word

Light the 3rd candle

Special: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

The Preparations for the Birth of Jesus

Luke 2:1-5 

A Word

Light the 4th candle

Special: Manger Tableau – Away in a Manger

Jesus is Born

Luke 2:6-7

A Word

Light the 5th candle

Congregational Hymn: Silent Night  

Jesus’ Birth Announced to the Shepherds – The Shepherds Find Baby Jesus

Luke 2:8-14 

Special: Angels We Have Heard on High

Luke 2:15-20

A Word

Light the 6th candle

Caroling Vignette: Alexander Chapel and Friends Choir

Angels We have Heard on High or Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Go Tell It On the Mountain 

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Light the Christ Candle

Lighting the congregation candles

Special: Carol of the Bells

Proclamation of Joy 


Hymn of Rejoicing: Joy to the World 

Closing Prayer:

Christmas Worship Announcement