calendar December 13, 2022 in Communications, Congregations, News

Christmas Day Worship

God’s richest blessings to you!

We have prepared a pre-recorded Christmas Day worship service as our gift to you. This service features a sermon by the Rev. Dr. Robert H. Linders, theologian in residence at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Doylestown, PA. Musicians and choirs from across the Synod have provided hymns. The liturgy is led by Bishop Patricia A. Davenport and members of the Synod staff. This video will be live starting on Christmas Eve at noon ET.

 

 

This offering is our gift for the hard working pastors, deacons, musicians, tech teams, ushers, and all who help make in-person worship happen. If your congregation is not offering a worship service Christmas Day, or you do not have a live stream, we encourage you to share a link to this video with your parishioners. If you are holding in-person worship on December 25, consider sharing this video with people as an additional devotional tool.

Download the Bulletin (PDF): Service of the Word for Christmas Day
Download the video service
Watch a version with ASL interpretation

 

How to share this service in your congregation

We’ve made it easy to share links to this service in print and electronic media. Just follow the instructions below. If you. have questions, contact Pastor Bob Fisher.

Social Media

There is a pinned post on our Facebook page that you can share on your own Facebook page or group. Encourage your viewers to share this post in their social media circles.

There is also an Instagram (@sepasynod) post and Twitter (@sepasynod) post that you can share.

Here is a sample post that you can edit as you see fit and share on your page, your Instagram, or any other social channels, along with the graphic below:

Join with our Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod in a Christmas Day video worship. We offer this worship service so that our pastor and worship leaders may spend Christmas Day with their families. Join in this service by viewing the video on Dec. 25 at https://ministrylink.org/Christmas or on Facebook at the SEPA page, https://facebook.com/sepasynod.

Click on this image for full size. Save the full-size image to repost.

 

Newsletter or bulletin

Here is a sample post that you can edit and include, with the graphic if you like:

SEPA Christmas Day Worship Online

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod has produced a video worship service for Christmas Day. As our congregation will not have an in-person worship Dec. 25, we encourage you to view this video service as your worship that Sunday. The service features musicians from across the Synod and a sermon – God’s Downward Bent – by the Rev. Dr. Robert H. Linders. The Synod is providing this service so that the leaders who have led Christmas Eve services may spend Christmas with their families.

You can watch the video service any time on Christmas Day or in the following week at https://ministrylink.org/Christmas. The service will also be available Christmas Day on the Synod’s Facebook page at https://facebook.com/sepasynod/.

Blessed Christmas to you from Bishop Patricia A. Davenport, the Synod Council and staff!

 

Website

If your website host offers a video embed tool, embed this link: https://youtu.be/ZkKLjtUnmmo

If your website allows you to embed an iframe, add the following embed code to your page:

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZkKLjtUnmmo” title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

Email

Post this article in your emails, with the graphic above.

SEPA Christmas Day Worship Online

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod has produced a video worship service for Christmas Day. As our congregation will not have an in-person worship Dec. 25, we encourage you to view this video service as your worship that Sunday. The service features musicians from across the Synod and a sermon – God’s Downward Bent – by the Rev. Dr. Robert H. Linders. The Synod is providing this service so that the leaders who have led Christmas Eve services may spend Christmas with their families.

You can watch the video service any time on Christmas Day or in the following week at https://ministrylink.org/Christmas. The service will also be available Christmas Day on the Synod’s Facebook page at https://facebook.com/sepasynod/.

Blessed Christmas to you from Bishop Patricia A. Davenport, the Synod Council and staff!

If your email newsletter provider (Mailchimp, Constant Contact, etc.) offers a video embed tool, embed this link: https://youtu.be/ZkKLjtUnmmo

You can also insert the graphic above into your email and link it to https://youtu.be/ZkKLjtUnmmo.

 

How to view this service

We’ve created this process to be as simple as possible for everyone to share and view. Please share one of these links in your social media circles.