The Wonder of Christmas – Order of Service

Christmas Eve Service at 5pm

Online and In Person 

Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn

The Wonder of Christmas

The story of Christ’s birth is filled with wonder and mystery. Join us for our special, candlelight Christmas Eve service celebrating the wonder of Christmas. Rumor has it, that Santa might even visit to say hi to Chalice children! This is Rev. Nica’s last service with us before her sabbatical. Join us at 5 pm for this annual classic, with fantastic music, as well as cookies and eggnog after the service.

Prelude – Anthony Concepcion

Carol Medley – Chalice Choir and Congregation

Deck the Halls

Do You Hear What I Hear

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Welcome – Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn & Ayanna Gaines

Opening Hymn – #253 – O Come, All Ye Faithful

Invitation to Worship – Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn

Chalice Lighting – Ayanna Gaines & The Petras Family

Hymn #237 The First Nowell

Time for All Ages – Sam Dickerson:  “The Spirit of Christmas” by Nancy Tillman

12 Days of Christmas – Congregational singalong

ReadingThe Work of Christmas by Howard Thurman – Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn

Offering Words – Ayanna Gaines (This week’s offering will benefit the Ministerial Discretionary Fund)

Offering MusicWe Need a Little Christmas by Jerry Herman, arranged by Mac Huff – sung by the Chalice Choir

Reading – Luke 2:4-16 – Anne Portereiko

Christmas Prayer – Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn 

Meditation Music Shalom by Dan Forrest; Xander Petras, violin – Anthony/Choir

HomilyThe Wonder of Christmas –  Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn

Hymn – #245 – Joy to the World

Bringing the Light –  Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn

Candlelit Congregational Procession – singing Silent Night – led by Ayanna Gaines and Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn

Outside the Sanctuary after service children of all ages will get to meet Santa!

Please Note: This is the last in person service of 2022. 

Christmas Day Service will be an on demand service only. Available after 4am on Christmas Day using the following link:

January 1st will be online only via zoom. 

In person services will resume on January 8th at 10 am. 

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