December 24th"Candlelight Service" Rev. Ian White Maher, Rev. Monica Dobbins

23 December 2022


Join us December 24th for our annual Candlelight Services at 5:30pm and 7:00pm.  Reserve your free tickets on our Eventbrite page here
Services will be live-streamed on zoom (zoom link is on the front page of the website). 
Masks strongly recommended
Seating begins 1/2 hour prior to service start time

This year our Candlelight Service collection plates will be donated to First United Methodist Church for their overnight movie nights that are taking place at First Methodist for the unsheltered community. If you haven't heard about them here is a news story: Salt Lake City nonprofits host first-ever movie nights for unsheltered (

  • Prelude: "On This Day Everywhere" music: Theodoric Petri's 'Piae Cantiones'  c.-1582 arr. Gustav Holst (English, 1874-1934) - Bell Choir, Chancel Choir
  • Welcome and Chalice: Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Opening Hymn:  #245  "Joy To The World" - Chancel Choir, Congregation (interlude between v. 2 and v. 3)
  • Nativity Reading "Luke 2: 1-20": Amanda Esko
  • Music Response:  "Crèche Flickers Bright Here" trad. Hungarian folk song - Bell Choir and Toy Piano
  • Christmas Offertory:
  • Anthem: "Lullaby" by Frederick Keel (British 1871-1954) Chancel Choir
  • Homily: Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Hymn #231 "Angels We Have Heard On High - Congregation, Chancel Choir (interlude between v. 2 and v. 3)
  • Homily: Rev. Ian White Maher
  • Lighting of Candles
  • Closing Hymn "Silent Night" - Congregation, Chancel Choir, Bell Choir
  • Closing Words: Rev. Ian White Maher

A Christmas note: Thanks and Gratitude to the members of the BELL CHOIR, CHANCEL CHOIR and HOLLY STUART for what you give to This Church! Your gift of dedication and Music Ministry is extraordinary. David Owens