Service of Lessons & Carols - Christmas Eve

Join us on Christmas Eve for CURC's annual Service of Lessons & Carols on Christmas Eve. This worship service is modeled after the Anglican “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols." We hear seven lessons from God's Word from Genesis to Revelation tracing the history of salvation and its fulfillment in Christ. After each Scripture lesson, we sing a corresponding Christmas hymn, praising God for his faithfulness in sending the Christ to crush the serpent's head, rescue us from sin, and raise our bodies from the dead on the last day. Come and worship the King this evening. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, Hail th’incarnate Deity! Join us on Christmas Eve at 6.00pm. The service runs as follows:

CALL TO WORSHIP

INVOCATION

OPENING CAROL "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen"

FIRST LESSON Genesis 3.1-15

FIRST CAROL "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing"

SECOND LESSON Genesis 15.1-6

SECOND CAROL "Joy to the World"

THIRD LESSON 2 Samuel 7.1-17

THIRD CAROL "O Little Town of Bethlehem"

FOURTH LESSON Isaiah 7.10-14; 9.2-7; 11.1-9

FOURTH CAROL "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"

FIFTH LESSON Luke 1.26-38; Matt 1.18-25

FIFTH CAROL "What Child Is This?"

SIXTH LESSON Luke 2.1-16

SIXTH CAROL "Angels We Have Heard On High"

SEVENTH LESSON Revelation 21.1-4, 22-27; 22.1-5

SEVENTH CAROL "O Come, All Ye Faithful"

PRAYER

OFFERING

CONCLUDING CAROL "Silent Night"

BENEDICTION

Merry Christmas!