CANDLE LIGHT SERVICE
The Christmas Eve Candle Light Service is held on Christmas Eve,
December 24th, usually at 5:00 p.m. This service is open to anyone in the
community of Norwood, North Carolina and is held in a traditional setting to
celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The service involves the singing of
carols and the reading of the scriptural story of Christ's birth:
8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over
their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory
of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said
to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be
for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to
you; he is Christ[a] the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find
a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." 13Suddenly a great company
of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to
one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened,
which the Lord has told us about." 16So they hurried off and found Mary and
Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him,
they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things
they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Christmas Eve Preparations
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