Christmas Eve Worship
December 26

Find daily readings for this week below along with questions for reflection. Join (or begin!) the discussion in the comments. We love hearing from you about how reading the Bible daily is bringing you closer to God and one another.

DECEMBER 20

Read: Luke 2:1-20

Reflect: What questions do you have after reading this passage?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 21

Read: Luke 2:2-7

2 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. 5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Reflect: In what ways have you transformed that have made it hard for you to fit in where you came from?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 22

Read: Luke 2:8-11

8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.

Reflect: What has been the most surprising way you have seen God at work?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 23

Read: Luke 2:12-14

12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!”

Reflect: What is your wish for peace for the world?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 24

Read: Luke 2:15-18

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them

Reflect: What unexpected ways have you connected with God this year? Where do you find God now in areas you used to never see the Divine in?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

Celebrate Christmas Eve in Worship! 4pm Contemporary with Praise Band in person and online; 7pm Traditional with Choir in person and online; 11pm Traditional in person only with Communion. Child care at 4 & 7pm.

DECEMBER 25

Read: Luke 2:19-20

19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

Reflect: What will you treasure in your heart about Christmas this year?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

DECEMBER 26

Read: Luke 2:1-20

Reflect: How will this message influence what you do this week?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

Special Combined Worship Service at 10am: Christmas Isn’t Over! Caroling Through the 12 Days of Christmas. Visit our Worship page to learn more and join us in the livestream or in person! We can’t wait to see you. 

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  1. Luminary drive. My mother still celebrating Christmas with us at 101. Local family members gathering on Christmas day.

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