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Summary: This is a Christmas Eve Candelite Lord’s Supper Service using seven candles, and lessons with each one. You will also use individual candles for each participant.

Christmas Eve

Candelite Lord’s Supper Service



Prelude "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"

Meditation: The circular candle ring symbolizes the eternality of

God’s Word.

The seven candles represent the particular

dispensations of the time in which the Word was


The Red candle in the center represents the coming

of Christ in time.

The lighted candles represent Christ as the light of

the World.


Pastor: "In this was manifested the love of God toward us,

because that God sent His only begotten Son into

the world, that we might live through Him."

People: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of

darkness, hath shined in our hearts to give light of

the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of

Christ Jesus."

HYMN "O Come, All Ye Faithful" #81



A Promised Sign Isaiah 7:10-14

"Moreover, the Lord spake again unto Ahaz, saying, ‘Ask thee a sign of the Lord

thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.’ But Ahaz did, ‘I will

not ask, neither will I tempt the Lord.’ And he said, ‘Here ye now, O house of

David; It is a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive,

and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.’"

The Lighting of the First Candle(Choose a family to light candle)

Hymn "O Come, O Come Immanuel" #78


A Reassuring Dream Matthew 1:18-25

"Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was

espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the

Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make

her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought

on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream,

saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for

that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a

son, and thou shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their

sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the

Lord by the prophet, saying, ‘Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring

forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is,

God with us.’ Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord

had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had

brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS."

The Lighting of the Second Candle (Choose a different family)

Hymn "What Child Is This?" (#118 New Hymnal)


A Fateful Journey Luke 2:1-5

"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar

Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made

when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into

his own city. And josepy also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,

into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of

the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being

great with child."

The Lighting of the Third Candle (Choose a different family)

Hymn "O Little Town of Bethlehem" #85


A Joyful Expectation Luke 2:8-13

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch

over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the

glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the

angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,

which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a

Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find

the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there

was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,"

The Lighting of the Fourth Candle (Choose a different family)

Hymn "Angels We Have Heard on High" #95

Instrumental Interlude "Away in a Manger" Pianist


A Holy Birth Luke 2:6-7

"And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she

should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in

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