"We approach the worship of God this evening with a hushed awareness of Christ's presence in our midst. God again breaks through the calm and darkness to reveal himself to us in the stillness of our hearts."
-- from the order of worship
Light and darkness is a powerful biblical metaphor to talk about God's compelling activity in the world. This Christmas Eve resource focuses on this metaphor.
"A Promise Kept At Christmas" offers congregations a complete order of service with suggested carols, lighting of Advent candles, and scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments using a narrator and lay readers.
Scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
Robert G. McCreight, Toledo, Ohio, is pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church. He received academic preparation at Muskingum College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of Detroit. He has also been active in hospital chaplainry.