Asbury Memorial ChurchChristmas Eve service for December 24, 2019

The beginning of the Christmas Eve 2019 Service at Asbury Memorial

Prelude / Call to Worship / Hymn

The beginning of the Christmas Eve service at Asbury Memorial ... Kay Deffley plays the prelude: "There's a Song in the Air". Billy Hester gives the 'Call to Worship' and the congregation sings "O Come, All Ye Faithful" as the choir processes in.

The invocation and Announcements at the Christmas Eve Service

Invocation / Announcements

Rev. Claire Marich gives the invocation followed by Rev. Billy Hester giving several announcements before being joined with 'Hank' who gives a few more.

Asbury Memorial Choir sings 'Advent Celebration'

Offertory Anthem

The Asbury Memorial Choir sings "Advent Celebration", an anthem written by Jon Paige, during the offertory of the Christmas Eve Service. Directed by Ray Ellis and the piano played by Kay Deffley

Lessons & Carols Luke 2:1-7

Still, Still, Still

Luke 2:1-7 (Pam Sears)
"Still, Still, Still" sung by the Asbury Memorial choir
Music by David Wagner, arranged by Mack Wilberg. Piano: Kay Deffley and Ray Ellis. Randy Canady, Conductor

Lessons & Carols Luke 2:8-14

I Wonder as I Wander

Luke 2:8-14 (Pam Sears)
Music: "I Wonder as I Wander"
Liturgical Dance: Lauren Page and Tim Ethridge

Lessons & Carols Luke 2:15, Matthew 2:1-10

Mary Did You Know?

Luke 2:15, Matthew 2:1-10 (Pam Sears)
Music: "Mary Did You Know?" ... lyrics written by Mark Lowry in 1984, and music written by Buddy Greene.
Soloist: Jamie Kelso, Guitar: David Alley

Lessons & Carols at Asbury Memorial Matthew 2:12-15, Luke 2:40

I Believe

Matthew 2:12-15, Luke 2:40 (Pam Sears)
Music: "I Believe" ... written by Mark Miller
Asbury Memorial Church Choir. Soloist: Addison Stelzer. Piano: Kay Deffley, Director: Ray Ellis

One Solitary Life ... a reading at Asbury Memorial, Christmas Eve


"One Solitary Life" (David Alley) With 'Hank' and the Holy Family

Billy Hester sings a communion song at the Christmas Eve service

Communion Song

Billy Hester sings a song of love kneeling down at the manger during the Communion

Lighting of the Candles

The Christ light is taken out to the congregation as the sanctuary becomes filled with candlelight prior to the singing of "Silent Night"


After the Christ light is passed to all of the congregation, as they hold their candles, they sing "Silent Night" and the Holy Family, the shepherds, and our beloved "Hank" with the Star of Bethlehem gather around the manger.

The Benediction

The Benediction given by Rev. Billy Hester and the congregation singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Rev. Billy Hester
Rev. Claire Marich

Musicians ...
Organ: Kay Deffley
Piano: Ray Ellis
Keyboard: Randy Canady
Bass: Doug Povie
Guitar: David Alley

Stage Actors
Hank: David Palmer

The 3 Wise Men:
August Alderman
Tim Steinhauser
Gerry Harmon

Mary: Barbara Jean King
Joseph: Chris Steiner

Lauren Page
Tim Ethridge

Pam Sears
David Alley

Addison Steltzer ("I Believe")
Jamie Kelso ("Mary Did You Know")

Video Photographer: Patrick Prokop

Sound and Light Technicians
Stephen Swanger
Barry Parker

Internet Editor: Patrick Prokop

Send your comments about this service to Rev. Billy Hester

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