We are SO excited about our Christmas Eve worship services. We have our children’s service at 4pm and there is childcare for children 5 years old and under.
The late service will be at 8 pm.
Both services feature the same Christmas carols, well-known hymns and praise songs, same sermon, cello, viola, violin trio playing with our praise team, and both services celebrate Holy Communion and a meaningful candlelit Silent Night.
In order to make room for more people and to avoid being arrested by the “Po Po” for violating the fire code, I am asking all who can, to come to our 8PM service. Last year we had 1,162 people at the early children’s service. It was so exciting; the sanctuary was full of energy, sweet hosannas ringing and the palpable excitement of children celebrating the birth of Jesus. . . BUT . . . it was also against the fire code. Fire code allows only 992 people in the sanctuary at one time.
The late service was significantly smaller, with only 375 in attendance.
We thank God we had 1,537 people attend our services, which was 200+ higher than any of the previous 32 Christmas Eve services we have held.
THE ASK: If you can, come to the 8 PM service! And in whichever service you decide to attend, please allow visitors to have the best seats and warmly greet folks you do not know. Regular attenders are encouraged to sit in the back or in the very first row.
In 2019, it seems that unsaved and unchurched people are way more likely to come to visit a church on Christmas Eve than on Easter (resurrection) Sunday, so let’s be strategic and each of us ask friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to come worship with us. If you are an extrovert, please call and ask 10 people to join you! If you are an introvert, ask or text five people. Post the service on your Facebook, Instagram, Instastory, SnapChat, what have you. Even if we each brought just one person or family on Christmas Eve, it would be powerful,and we would get to experience the Holy Spirit doing incredible things.
I covet your prayers and ask the Holy Spirit to do what only He can do.