Christmas eve Service Friday, December 24, 2021 7:30 PM

Greater Framingham Community Church

An Extended Christian Family

 

Christmas Eve Service

 

A Service for the Candle of

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December 24, 2021

7:30 PM – livestream

 

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Greater Framingham Community Church

 

Christmas Eve Service

 

 

LIVESTREAM

 

December 24, 2021              Worship Service                              7:30 P.M.

 

 

 

…Prelude                                           Minister of Music & Worship Team

 

We Worship Through Praise                                       David Coleman

 

Praise Choruses                                                                    Worship Team

I'd Rather Be In Bethlehem Tonight

O Holy Night

Silent Night

 

 

Advent Candle – Candle of Christ                            Minister Quincy Mosby

 

We Worship Through the Word

 

Scripture                                   Isaiah 9:1-7                Deacon Gloria Lee

Luke 2:1-20

 

We Worship Through the Preached Word

 

Praise Chorus                    Walk In The Light                  Worship Team

 

 

Sermon                                                                 Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd

 

We Worship Through Prayer     

Invitation to Christian Discipleship              The Night Christ Was Born

          

 

 

We Worship In Response to Hearing the Word    

 

Tithes & Offerings

 

Praise                                    Joy To The World                  Worship Team

 

Benediction                                                       Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd

 

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I'D RATHER BE IN BETHLEHEM TONIGHT

 

It’s Christmas Eve and all the late night Christmas shoppers are hurrying home.  The snow is gently falling while the last bus to the country stands alone.  Sitting in the backseat watching faces glow and fade in neon light.  I’m going home for Christmas but I’d rather be in Bethlehem tonight.

 

 

It’s Christmas Eve and half the little children in the town are wide awake.  They want to see if Santa Claus will come and eat their piece of Christmas cake.  Some have their suspicions and are waiting for the chance to prove him right.  Happy in their world of dreams but I’d rather be in Bethlehem tonight. 

 

 

Just to hear the angel’s song and hear the proclamation of His holy birth.  The tidings of great joy bringing peace to all the people on this earth, yes it is.  Just to be a shepherd sent to worship and adore the newborn king, Hallelujah.  Just to be in Bethlehem tonight, you know that I would give anything.   

 

Taking out my Bible reading words I’ve read so many times before. A story weaves its vision gently leading me towards a stable door. Here within I see a mama and a child under the lantern light.  I’m coming home for Christmas, but I found myself in Bethlehem tonight.  I’m coming home for Christmas, but I found myself in Bethlehem tonight. 

 

 

 

O HOLY NIGHT

 

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth;
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
'Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,

 

For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn;

Fall on your knees, Oh hear the angel voices!

O night divine! O night when Christ was born.

O night, O holy night, O night divine.

 

 

SILENT NIGHT

 

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
'Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

 

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight!
Glories stream from heaven afar;
Heavenly hosts sing Al-le-lu-ia!
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born!

Christ the Savior is born!

 

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, oh, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth

 

 

WALK IN THE LIGHT

 

Hark! the herald angels sing.
Jesus, the light of the world.
Glory to the newborn King,
Jesus, the light of the world.

 

Refrain:
We’ll walk in the light, beautiful light.
Come where the dewdrops of mercy shine bright.

Shine all around us by day and by night.
Jesus, the light of the world.

 

Joyful, all you nations, rise.
Jesus, the light of the world.
Join the triumph of the skies.
Jesus, the light of the world. [Refrain]

 

Christ, by highest heav'n adored.
Jesus, the light of the world.
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Jesus, the light of the world. [Refrain]

 

Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace.
Jesus, the light of the world.
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Jesus, the light of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE NIGHT THAT CHRIST WAS BORN

 

Listen to the angels rejoicing ever so sweetly
Receiving Heaven's glory, the night that Christ was born

Can't you see the people coming from every nation
Pleading for salvation the night that Christ was born

 

Oh such a wonderful Savior to be born in a manager
So that I can share His favor and my heart be made anew

Listen to the trumpets, shouting through the darkness

Crying, "Holy, holy", the night that Christ was born

 

Oh such a wonderful Savior to be born in a manager
So that I can share His favor and my heart be made anew
Listen to the trumpets, shouting through the darkness

Now behold our Saviour, the night that Christ was born

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOY TO THE WORLD


Joy to the world the Lord is come

Let earth receive her King

Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world, the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

He rules the world with truth and grace

And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love, and wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders of His love