Here is a simple worship service you can do at home on Christmas day. I pray you all know God’s hope, peace, joy, and love at this holy celebration.
Scripture: from Isaiah 9
Lighting of Advent Candles–after lighting each candle, offer a brief prayer.
(If you do not have Advent candles at home, you can light virtual candles here.)
Hope: God, we pray for those who feel hopeless today. May your light begin to shine more brightly in their lives. Thank you for the hope we have in Jesus.
Peace: God, we pray for all who suffer from violence, for all who live in fear of violence. May your peace surround and protect them. May we know your peace in our own lives as well. Thank you for the peace you offer through Jesus.
Joy: God, we pray for those who are sad on this day of celebration. We offer our own grief for all the gatherings that cannot happen this year. May all of us know the light of your joy, even in the midst of sorrow. Thank you that we can know joy through Jesus.
Love: God, we pray for all people who feel unloved today. May they know your deep love for them. Thank you for showing us how much you love us by sending Jesus.
Christ Candle: God, please shine the light of your hope, peace, joy, and love in our lives, and guide us to share that light with our world. Thank you for the gift of Jesus and thank you for this day of celebration! Amen.
Christmas Hymn: O Come, All Ye Faithful (Hymnal Worship Book #212)
Scripture: Luke 2:1-21
Christmas Hymn: Joy to the World (Hymnal Worship Book #318)