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Christmas Service Program

Have you started working on your Christmas program yet? December will be here before we know it!

For many big music departments, rehearsals have already begun. But, if you have smaller music department or a new church, you may still be trying to decide what, if anything, you should do!

As church planters in Seattle, my husband and I have decided to act like we’re a big church right from the start! We do special services for the holidays and have found a lot of tools to help us along the way.

Even if there is only one person in you music department, you can still change things up and put on a special event.

Here are two examples of Christmas service programs you can make work for you, no matter how small or big your team is. Feel free to use the program as-is, or modify it to fit your needs. If you have kids or youth, you may want to plug them in some way. If you have a choir, you may want to check out some of Mark Yandris’ new Christmas songs and add some bigger musical pieces.

Whatever you decide to do, just be sure you do something! Your church will appreciate it and it will give you a great excuse to invite people to your church for the holidays.

I’d love to hear some of the things you’ve done to make your holiday services special! Share with me and the blog readers in the comments below.


Christmas Service Program

VIDEO | Christmas In A Nutshell OR It All Starts Here

STORY | Luke 1:26-35 & Matthew 1:19-23

SPECIAL SONG | Strange Way to Save the World / Listen / Chords

STORY | Luke 2:1-7

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN | Silent Night / Listen / Chords

STORY | Luke 2:8-18

SPECIAL SONG | Noel / Listen / Chords (This is a great song to do a sign language drama to.)

VIDEO | The Light

SPECIAL SONG | What A Wonderful Child (Trio or Group) / Listen / Chords

WORSHIP SONG | Medley: Worship the King / Listen / Piano Tutorial into O Come Let Us Adore Him / Listen / Chords

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

CLOSING SONG | We Are the Reason (if appropriate) / Listen / Chords

 


Simplified Christmas Service Program

VIDEO | Christmas In A Nutshell OR It All Starts Here

CONGREGATIONAL HYMN | Silent Night / Listen / Chords

STORY | Read the Christmas Story / Luke 2:1-18

SPECIAL SONG | Noel / Listen / Chords (This is a great song to do a sign language drama to.)

VIDEO | The Light

WORSHIP SONG | Medley: Here I Am to Worship (Without Bridge) / Listen / Chords into O Come Let Us Adore Him / Listen / Chords

PASTOR’S MESSAGE

CLOSING SONG | We Are the Reason (if appropriate) / Listen / Chords

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6 Comments

  • Reply Deanna Lemke October 23, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Hi Sis.
    One of the things we have incorporated into our program each year is storytime, where we read a Christmas story book from my collection of children’s literature. We scan each page and project the illustrations onto our big screen. I choose a reader who can read animatedly, with great inflection and timing. They read from the original copy with a reading light, as the house lights are quite low.

  • Reply Deanna Lemke October 23, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I will be using Mark Yandris’ Christmas material this year. I am so thankful for Apostolic songwriters!

  • Reply Easy Christmas Songs – Brittani Scott Blog December 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

    […] can also check out this easy Christmas Program I put together with links to videos, songs, and Scripture readings that will make your Christmas […]

  • Reply Kelsey Hicks December 11, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you so much for the resources!! 🙂 I loved seeing how you lay it all out and will be using ideas for our concern this Sunday!

    • Reply BrittaniScott December 11, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      You’re welcome! I hope you have a blessed Christmas concert on Sunday!!

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