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Christmas Eve Bulletin

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Come celebrate the wonder of the Incarnation! Central Baptist Church will gather tonight at 6:30 PM, Christmas Eve, for our annual celebration of lessons and carols.  The service concludes with a traditional candle lighting.

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Order of Worship

Prelude — Babe of Bethlehem, arranged by Timothy Seaman

Welcome

Call to Worship — WSB E.1.4.2 pg. 468

When all things in silence lay
and the night was in the midst of her course,
your Word leaped down from your royal throne, O God.
So we rejoice and give you praise,
that your Word may live in us
and that we may glorify you forever.
Amen.

Hymn — #240 Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Reading 1 – Jeremiah 33:14–16

Choir — The Newborn Ancient of Days, Marty Parks

Lighting the Advent Wreath

Choral Introduction
The Gift of a Savior (Responsive Litany)
Candle Lighting (see text)
Congregational Response (song)
Christmas Eve Prayer (Wes Reads)

Reading 2 — Luke 2:1-7

Hymn — #256 Love Has Come!

Offering — Oh Holy Night, Colleen Smith

Choir — Shepherd’s Joy, John Parker and Mark Hayes

Reading 3 — Luke 2:8–14

Hymn — #227 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Reading 4 — Luke 2:15-20

Choir — In the First Light, Bob Kauflin

Scriptural Meditation

Hymn-Candle Lighting — #253 Silent Night

Sending Hymn – #270 Joy to the World!

Benediction

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