About this Service |

Join the congregation of First Baptist Church for our annual Christmas Eve worship service. This year’s virtual service features members of our congregation from across the country and around the globe as we adapt our traditions to ensure everyone’s safety during the global pandemic. We wish everyone a safe and very merry Christmas!

Order of Worship |

Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24, 2020

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Prelude – “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” – Shayne Grant, piano

Welcome to Worship – Sylvia Mohler

Music “Once in Royal David’s City” – Harriet Coppoc, flute

Prayer for Illumination* – Sylvia Mohler

Music – “O Come All Ye Faithful” – Worship Team

Video – “What are your dreams?” – Congregation Members

Call to Worship* – Sylvia Mohler

One: This year, we dreamed of world peace.
All: We dreamed of deep breaths and restful sleep.
One: We dreamed of love that lasts and suffering that passes.
All: We dreamed of doors open wide and a cure to disease.
One: We dreamed, because to dream is to believe
All: For to dream is to hope; to dream is to see.
One: So make room in your being to dream yet again,
All: For a world without fear, and a God that draws near.
One: For it is almost Christmas.
All: Love is almost here.
One: May we dream to see, and hope to believe.
Let us worship Holy God.

Music – “Joy to the World” – Alden Swartz, vocalist

Lighting the Christ Candle* – The Herin Family

Response to the Christ Candle – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here, Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!

Music – “Peace, Peace” – Dwight & Lydia Herin

Children’s Sermon – Rev. Lisa Williams Hood

Music – “O Little Town of Bethlehem” – Worship Team

Affirmation of Faith* – Congregation Members

Offering – Rev. Hood

Almighty God, giver of every good and perfect gift,
Teach us to give to you all that we have and all that we are,
That we might praise you not with our words only,
But with our whole lives. Amen.

Music – “O Holy Night” – Jacob Garrett, vocalist

New Testament Reading – Luke 2:1-20 (NRSV)  – Rev. Hood

Sermon – “This Night, We Are…Those Who Dream” – Rev. Hood

Invitation to the Table – Rev. Hood

Music – “Away in a Manger” – Sylvia Mohler, vocalist

Music & Lighting of Candles – “Silent Night” – Worship Team

BenedictionRev. Hood

Postlude – “Silent Night” – Alan Zhao, vocalist

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Worship Leaders in this Service:

  • The Herin Family, Advent Candle Lighters
  • Sylvia Mohler, Worship Leader & Worship Team
  • Melanie Manges, Organist/Pianist
  • Mr. Matt Hood, Director of Music Ministry
  • Mr. Aurie Swartz, Director of Communications & Technology
  • Rev. Lisa Williams Hood, Senior Pastor

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*Prayer, Call to Worship, and Candle Litany written by Sarah Are/A Sanctified Art LLC/sanctifiedart.org. “Those Who Dream” Artwork by A Sanctified Art LLC/sanctifiedart.org.

Contact / Location

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Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

411 N 7th St, Lafayette, IN 47901

Gathering Times

9:00 a.m. - Early Morning Coffee Social
9:30 a.m. - Worship
10:30 a.m. - Coffee & Fellowship
11:00 a.m. - Sunday School

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