Use this as a resource to guide you through the Modern Christmas Eve Service.

If you are joining us online near the end of the Modern service, we will sing Silent Night. To welcome the baby Jesus, the Light of the World, you might want to have your own candles ready to light.


Welcome! We are honored that you have chosen to join us for Christmas Eve here at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn!

If you are looking for a vibrant, family-friendly community of believers, consider visiting again, in-person or online. Through mission, small groups, education, a family focus, and inspiring worship, we love to bring the work of Christ alive locally and around the world. Learn more about First Pres here. By clicking the connect card icon, you can connect with us online. We would love to hear from you!

Today's Service

Order of Service | *Hark! the Herald Angels Sing | Welcome | Candle Lighting | *Angels We Have Heard on High | *Reading of the Christmas Story (Luke 2:1-14) | *Joy to the World | *Reading of the Christmas Story (Luke 2: 15-20) | *O Come Let Us Adore Him | Prayers of Adoration | Welcome to First Pres | An Invitation to be a Blessing to our Community | Christmas Eve Offering | O Holy Night | Message | Candle Lighting | *Silent Night | *Benediction

Title  |  He Speaks for Himself

Speakers  |  Chris Griggs, Jonathan Hancock, Dimitri German

Text  |  John 1:1-14 (NRSV)

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Poinsettias decorating the Sanctuary were given by the following people. Thank you.

Elizabeth and Paul Bischoff in memory of Lynn Galvin and Melissa Bischoff
Tom and Janet Tuscher in honor of the First Pres staff
Nancy Cavanaugh in memory of Ron Wenn
Nina and Lauren Graba in memory of loved ones
David and Jane Boumgarden in memory of the countless number of those lives lost in war in 2023
The Horney Family in memory of William Franz, Jack Horney, and Lew Evans
Carol Lindhorn in memory of Raymond and Doris Voelker
Phill Lindhorn in memory Robert and Mary Ellen Lindhorn
Heidi McAndrew in memory of Arthur H. “Bud” Zwierlein
Sally Schumann in honor of my prayer warrior sisters from Wednesday night Faithbuilders
Cindy Turchioe in memory of Donald MacAllister
Kenneth Valentine in memory of Bev Valentine
Alex Wanless in memory of Christina Wanless
Nancy Wharton in memory of Carol Schumann
In memory of Harold Steffen given by his family
In memory of Wilma Murley given by her family
Bob and Caroline Meggenberg in memory of our parents
Marian Raney and family in memory of David Raney-beloved husband, father, and grandfather
Dan Schuchardt in memory of Sandy Schuchardt
Harley and Kathryn Jordan in memory of our parents
Bob and sara Griffeth in memory of our fathers, Al Bledig, and Norm Griffeth
Dave and Sarah Hunt and family in Memory of Mike Schnalde, Tom Olson, and Dave Hunt Sr.
Pete and Fran Vlasses in memory of our parents
Chaylee Wenn in memory of Sue Suwyn and Marilyn Cavanaugh
Ken Wittenberg in memory of family members who are no longer with us
Chindlund Family in honor of First Pres Pastors and Staff
Don and Kerri Andersen in memory of Emily Andersen Wilson
Gary Alcock in memory of Gordon and Phyllis Alcock
Diane Curtis in memory of Jim and Anne Polit
Anne and Bob Jorgensen in memory of our parents, Dr. and Mrs. Edward Gunderson, and Robert W. Jorgensen

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