December 24, 2020- The Nativity of Our Lord

Special Christmas Eve artwork by Julie Mitchell 
Welcome to Trinity’s online Christmas Eve worship service!  Please feel free to sing and pray along at home with the provided video.  Christ is Born! Merry Christmas!
 
If you are able please consider an offering for God’s work in the world: Tithely
 
Merry Christmas from our Worship Leaders who made this online service possible!
Pastor Doug Knupp
Nicholas Carroll, Director of Music 
Join us “in spirit” by watching at 4:00 PM or 8:00 pm on December 24.

YouTube

If there is issue playing the YouTube video the worship service video can be downloaded here. Note: it is a very large file (3GB) so download is only recommend if the YouTube video is not working:
 

Service Order

Preparation for Worship: A Child’s Lullaby by John Rutter
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
 
Prelude: Hymn to Joy arr. Albert Travis
 
Gathering Carol: O Come All Ye Faithful!
 
Invocation and Confession 
 
Carol of Praise: Angels We Have Heard On High – Musicians from the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.  Our Own Nicholas Carroll is a featured accompanist in this virtual choir!
 
Prayer of the Day
 
Carol: Love Has Come!
 
Lesson: Isaiah 9:2-7
 
Carol: Away in A Manger
 
Children’s Sermon
 
Gospel Acclamation: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
 
Gospel and Sermon: Luke 2:1-20
 
Carol of the Day: O Little Town of Bethlehem
 
Nicene Creed
 
Carol: What Child is This? (Stephanie Carroll, Vocals; Instruments, Nicholas)
 
Prayers of Intercession
 
Litany of Light
Candlelight Reading: Isaiah 60:1-5a; 19-22 
 
Carol of Light: Silent Night (light a candle at home if you have one)
 
Reading: John 1:1-6
 
Blessing
 
Sending Carol: Joy to the World!
 
Dismissal 
 
Postlude: Praise the Lord of Hosts! from “Christmas Oratorio” by Camille Saint-Saens
 
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