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Dec 2014

Christmas Eve @ The Fourhundred

Christmas Eve is a time of anticipation. All of the advent season leads up to this eve. Join us this Wednesday night, December 24th, at 6:00 p.m., as we gather to celebrate, sing, read, and respond to the good news of Emmanuel, God with us. After the service, stick around for a reception in the fellowship hall. No childcare is provided, but that’s on purpose. This is a perfect service for families with children of all ages to sing and celebrate together. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you.

You can RSVP on The City here.

Here are the lessons and carols that we will read and sing together:

First Lesson
God tells sinful Adam that he has lost the life of Paradise and that his seed will bruise the serpent’s head.
Genesis 3:8-19
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel by John Mason Neale.

Second Lesson
God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.
Genesis 22:15-18
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus by Charles Wesley and Christian Friedrich Witt.

Third Lesson
The prophet foretells the coming of the Savior
Isaiah 9:2-7
Emmanuel by Reuben Morgan.

Fourth Lesson
The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.
Isaiah 11:1-9
O Holy Night by Adolphe Charles Adam, Placide Cappeau, and John S. Dwight.

Fifth Lesson
St. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus and the shepherds go to the manger.
Luke 2:1-16
What Child Is This? by William Chatterton Dix.

Sixth Lesson
The wise men are led by the star to Jesus.
Matthew 2:1-12
He Has Come by Horatius Bonar, Zachary Banister, Shelby T. Murphy, and Gerald Titus.

Seventh Lesson
St. John unfolds the great mystery of the incarnation
John 1:1-14
O Come, All Ye Faithful by C. Frederick Oakeley and John Francis Wade.


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