Pre-Recorded Worship for Christmas Eve ~ 12/24/2020

Welcome to our on-line pre-recorded Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols service. We are delighted that you have chosen to share some of your Christmas time with all of us at Second Church. From our various spaces, on our various devices, and likely all at different times, we enter sacred time together. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. God meets us everywhere and at every time and in all our humanness.

It’s Christmas Eve, the time we’ve all been preparing our hearts for – the time of Jesus’ birth among us! This time invites us to spiritually focus our time and space on the Christmas story.
If you received our “Advent-at-Home Kit,” set the ribbon and 4 tealight candles on a table before you and light them. Have additional tapered candles ready for everyone in your household pod to light when singing “Silent Night” toward the end of the service.

Perhaps your family has a favorite Advent wreath already – feel free to use this during your worship time too. An evergreen bough or pinecones from outdoors, a manger scene, a Bible, cross, angel or other symbols of faith that bring you comfort can also be brought into the Advent worship space. If you wish, include the photograph of someone(s) you wish to bring into this special time. Whatever it is, follow your heart.

Finally, please sing the Opening Hymn and Carols aloud at home or follow along as best as you can. Music text and slides accompany this order of worship, simply follow the links. Remember, it’s our spiritual intention that matters!

The Order of Worship for this service is available here as a PDF file and contains links to all of the music included in the service.  The entire service can be viewed as a Playlist on our YouTube Channel ─ click on “Play All”: