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2020 Candlelight Service

December 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Peace and grace Saints–

Tonight, Wednesday, Dec 23rd (7 pm), is our Annual Candlelight service and it will stream live on our church website and Facebook platforms. Attached is a Christmas 2020 poem that will be shared during the service, and below is the program order including the list of hymns and songs for tonight. Please feel free to sing with us.

I want to thank all those helping us during the service and those that helped pull it together, including those who shared ideas to enhance the virtual experience. Also, many thanks to those families who submitted videos to be included in tonight’s service. (I had to video just me and know how hard it is and how many rough drafts you have to go through to get it just right.) THANK YOU.

>> Program <<
Joy to the World (Opening Hymn; Dawn Briscoe & James Cook, vocals; Bruce Calvert, organ)
Opening Liturgy and Prayer
Angels We Have Heard on High (hymn of celebration)
Advent Liturgy and Lighting of Christ Candle
Mary Did You Know (Brian Wilson, alto sax)
Special Prayer — (pastor)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Dawn Briscoe, solo; Bruce Calvert, piano)
Christmas 2020 Poem (attached)
Virtual Visit by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (Jed & Shana Smith, Littlestown, PA)
O Holy Night (trio)
–sermon– Imagine…. Amb Blango Ross, Jr, pastor
Go Tell It On the Mountain (Dawn Briscoe & James Cook, vocals;)
Jesus Is the Light, Light of the World…
Virtual Videos of Families Lighting Candles (also, Greeting by Carol Groomes, Church Council Chair)
Silent Night, Holy Night (after the return to live feed)
Happy Birthday to Jesus (please prepare a cupcake with 1 lighted candle)

Additionally, we have the following masked in the sanctuary, or contributing before or after service:
Delmar Gillus, Sr, – photographer
Odell Duppins, Jr, – Videographer
Daryl Smith – technical help
Myles & Nicole Allen – technical assist
Renee Smith – (helps & vocals)
Brian Wilson – alto sax
Dawn Briscoe – vocals
James Cook, Jr – vocals
Anita Lewis – decorations
Kim Jones – cupcakes
Rose Allen – cleaning & sanitizing
Aza Smith – treasurer
Delmarva Montgomery – Finance Secretary
Amb Blango Ross, Jr – pastor

Merry Christmas everyone and please stay safe,

Amb Ross



December 23, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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Strawbridge United Methodist Church
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Strawbridge United Methodist Church
1601 New Windsor Road
New Windsor,MD21776United States
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