Why?

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Why do we have a Christmas Eve Service?

Is it because of church tradition? Cultural nostalgia? Because it’s a great way to get the family together?

The answer to all of the above is no; neither is it to ensure that we all have “Happy Holidays” or properly observe the winter solstice.

We gather for worship on Christmas Eve because this is the Feast of the Incarnation. This is when we celebrate the tide-turning, world-redeeming, evil-crushing birth of our Redeemer King, the Lord Jesus Christ.

We celebrate indeed; we feast, coming to the table to share in the bread and wine, one body washed in one baptism by one Lord. And for such feasts we pull out all the stops; we make beauty for the worshipful delight of all senses (incense alert!), celebrating the light that shatters the darkness and the bread of life that satisfies every hunger.

You know someone in darkness, someone hungry, who needs to meet their Redeemer King. Invite them to come to one of our services this Friday night. I’ve heard some great stories of your boldness already. I just invited one of my neighbors today. Who needs to hear this Christmas that unto them, a Savior is born?

“O, Come all ye faithful . . .”, you saints of Christ Church, this Christmas Eve.

Come, let us adore Him,
Cliff