The Glory of Christmas

Tis the Season

By Unity Choir and Friends, December 17, 2023

Prelude - “Ding Dong Merrily on High” arr. Perks

Welcome - Rev. David Bonnema

Lighting the Advent Candle - The Nelson Family

Call to Worship - Rev. Dana Seiler

  • Leader: All creation holds its breath.
  • People: The time is almost here.
  • Leader: The heavenly choir of angels is ready to sing.
  • People: Excitement is all around us.
  • Leader: Prepare your hearts as the grace of God takes on
  • human form.
  • People: We gather to ready our hearts for the love of the Christ Child.

Hymn - “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice” - 3 Verses #28

Passing of the Peace

Moments with Young Christians (9:30am)


Prayer of Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer

Doxology - ”Noel, Noel”

“The Glory of Christmas” by Lloyd Larson

The Glory of Christmas! (Come and Worship)

Narration: The Hope of Christmas

Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

Narration: The Promise of Christmas

Prepare the Way of the Lord!

Narration: The Wonder of Christmas

Child of Promise, Child of Love

Narration: The Majesty of Christmas

Jesus is Born Tonight

Narration: The Mystery of Christmas

Christ is Born this Holy Night

Narration: The Brilliance of Christmas

Guide Us to the Perfect Light

Narration: The Glory of Christmas

The Glory of Christmas!


Postlude - “Hallelujah Chorus” from The Messiah by Handel

Narrators: Rev. David Bonnema, Rev. Dana Seiler


  • Ryan Harrison, director


  • Jeff Perks, piano & organ
  • Sarah Russell, violin
  • Cheryl D Comer, cello
  • Alaina Henning, flute
  • Tadd Hoffman, trumpet
  • Brice Burton, percussion


  • Peter Alford
  • Greg Conrad
  • Pam Conrad
  • Mary Demorest
  • Laurie Dodge
  • Mike Dodge
  • Chris Easterling
  • Bud Freeman
  • Pam Gay
  • Lynne Gronning
  • Ann Lampron
  • Joe Lampron
  • Don Maggart
  • Doug Phillips
  • Elaina Phillips
  • Barbara Plekes
  • Ginny Preston
  • Naomi Priola
  • Pam Roberts
  • Kim Smith
  • Marty Smith