Christmas Eve Worship with Pageant
Theme: “Calm and Bright” – Glory to God!
We are an open and affirming congregation and welcome the full participation of all people in our worship, service, and fellowship.
Music This Evening: Congregational Singing interspersed with Soloists, Choirs, Children’s Chorus, and Instrumental Pieces between parts of our worship.
Pieces include familiar Christmas Carols, Choruses from Handel’s “Messiah”, music from Martin’s “The Winter Rose”. and “O Holy Night” by Adolphe Adam.
Joshua Feltman, Organist and Pianist
Alise Ewan and Christine Meals, Violinists
David Kohls, Guitarist
Hillcrest Chancel and Extended Choirs and Soloists
Mira Kren, Vocal Soloist
Scripture in the Pageant: “Don’t Panic”
Act 1 Present Day
Act 2 Annunciation
Act 3 Mary Tells Joseph
Act 4 Shepherds
Act 5 Visitors from the East
Act6 Bethlehem Tableau
Christmas Reflection and Prayer
Rev Dr Fred Weidmann, Sr. Minister, Preaching
Follow the Light Send Forth
Continuing to Honor the 200th Anniversary of the Composition of “Silent Night”, we exit to the music following the Christ Candle and light individual candles while gathering on the patio to sing “Silent Night” together and receive a Christmas Blessing.