Christmas Eve Worship at Home

For Thursday, 24 December 2020
In your homes

Welcome and Call to Worship

Led by Pastors Jeya and Dan

From the Iona community

Light looked down and saw darkness.
“I will go there,” said Light.

Peace looked down and saw war.
“I will go there,” said Peace.

Love looked down and saw hatred.
“I will go there,” said Love.

So, the Lord of Light,
the Prince of Peace,
the King of Love
came down — in quietness and humility —
to live beside us.

Candle lighting liturgy

We have watched;
we have waited

in hope

light the first candle

for peace

light the second candle

in joy!

light the third (pink) candle

with love

light the fourth candle

Now our redemption draws near!

light the Christ candle

O Holy Night

Led by Deleine So

NextGen Video

The Christmas Story from a Five Year Old!

Special thanks to Rev. Megan Cochran and Westminster Presbyterian Church, Point Loma, for creating this amazing video and for graciously granting us permission to share with our Anchor City community!

Scripture Reading and Reflection

John 1:3-5,14 (The Message)

The Word was first, the Word present to God,
God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
in readiness for God from day one.

Everything was created through him;
nothing — not one thing! — came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out.

The Word became flesh and blood,
and moved into the neighborhood.
We saw the glory with our own eyes,
the one-of-a-kind glory,
like Father, like Son,
Generous inside and out,
true from start to finish.

Announcements and Benediction