Saturday, December 30, 2006

Christmas Eve Service Recap

The Wilcoxes enjoyed a wonderful Christmas break. For those so inclined, you can catch up on our personal activities here. I took most of last week off, since the church calendar and building were mostly empty.

Now that I'm back at the office, I thought I'd give a quick recap of our Christmas Eve Service. What went well and what didn't, from the technical standpoint?

First, here is a rundown of the schedule...

Choir Performance
Hope Has Come

Congregational Worship
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Angels We Have Heard on High
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

Welcome Guests

"Heaven to Earth" Drama
Father & Daughter Shooting Star Sketch
Here I Am to Worship Solo

Congregational Worship
Here I am to Worship

Sermon from Matthew 1

"Who Were You" Interwoven Testimonies

Application of Truth

Congregational Worship
Joy to the World

Choir Performance
Hallelujah Chorus

Hope Has Come was the theme of our evening, so the beginning song was appropriate. At first, I didn't think the song would fit well as the start of a Christmas Service. It didn't sound Christmas-y enough or something. However, it turned out to serve the purpose and the meaning very well thanks to the musicians and choir director.

Congregational Worship was a highlight, as usual. Covenant Life loves to sing and it's great to be able to invite our guests to sing along with songs they already know!

Well, times up for today. I need to run home, but I'll pick up where I left off tomorrow.

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