Every Christmas Eve we have a very nice, contemplative candlelight service. This gathering goes for about 45-60 minutes, includes scripture reading, poetry, prayers and music. Oh and plenty of candles. The second one also has three readers. You are free to download the resources here and use them however you wish.
The first service was conducted by three readers and three musicians. I enjoyed the quiet evening of singing together and considering the power and Spirit of Christ’s birth. I think others enjoyed it as well.
First Service: Here is the outline.
Second Service: Here is that outline.
In writing the service I pulled together a number of resources:
- Prayers from Generate Magazine
- Responsive Reading from Alternative Worship
- Baylor’s Christian Ethics
- Oscar Romero’s [Violence of Love](http://www.plough.com/en/ebooks/uv/violence-of-love)