Christmas Eve Service

The Christmas Eve service is one of Peace Hill’s beloved traditions. We invite you to gather with us on Christmas Eve at 5:00 PM to hear the Christmas story read from the Bible, to hear beautiful carols (you’re welcome to sing along, or simply listen to the music), and to pray for peace on Earth. The service is 45-60 minutes long, and everyone is welcome. Stick around afterward to enjoy a potluck dinner and homemade Christmas cookies!

Here is a service from a recent year. Some of the songs may shift and change, but the readings and the form of the service stay pretty much the same.


Nine Lessons and Carols

Hymn: All My Heart This Night Rejoices      

Opening Blessing and Prayer (responsive reading)

Song: God Became a Man

Lesson 1: The Fall of Humanity and God’s Promise of a Savior (Genesis 3:8-15)

Song: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel   

Lesson 2: God’s Promise to Abraham (Genesis 22:15-18)

Song: Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Lesson 3: Isaiah Prophesies the Coming of the Light (Isaiah 9:2, 6-7)

Song: Once in Royal David’s City

Lesson 4: Isaiah Prophesies the Coming of Jesse’s Descendent

Song: What Child Is This?

Lesson 5: Gabriel Comes to Mary      (Luke 1:26-35, 38)

Song: To a Maid Engaged to Joseph

Lesson 6: The Birth of Christ (Luke 2:1, 3-7)

Song: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Song: Silent Night!  Holy Night  

Lesson 7: The Shepherds and the Angels (Luke 2:8-16)

Song: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Song: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 

Lesson 8: The Visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12)

Song: We Three Kings 

Lesson 9: The Word Made Flesh (John 1:1-14)

Song: Joy To the World  

Concluding Blessing       (responsive reading)

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