The centerpiece of many churches is the weekly worship experience. Identified with vibrant preaching, spirit-filled music, prayer, scripture and more, dynamic worship can bring together generations and people of different backgrounds to honor the God of all creation.

 

The Great Plains Conference is working with congregations across Kansas and Nebraska to develop a full worship service, or components for churches to choose from, for online worship Christmas Eve or Dec. 27. Please check this page regularly for video components as they are available. All components will be available via links on this page by Dec. 19.

While all music is public domain, it is still highly recommended that churches have a CCLI license and a streaming license to use this content.

 

Bulletins

Download the bulletins (Word documents) so you can see what is planned and so you can start substituting your own content or copy and paste from these documents into your own bulletins.

Full Services

Full services for Christmas Eve and a second for Dec. 27 (mostly a duplicate from Christmas Eve with just a couple of changes) will be available Dec. 18 or 19. There also will be options for downloading completed services up to the sermon and after the sermon for churches whose pastors want to provide the sermon.

Christmas Eve Full Service  Dec. 27 Full Service
Christmas Eve Prior to Sermon  Dec. 27 Prior to Sermon 
Christmas Eve After the Sermon  Dec. 27 After the Sermon

 

Music

Scripture Readings

  • Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 by Rev. Zach Anderson, from Goodland, Kansas
  • Luke 1:26-35, 38 by Rev. Tony Serbousek, from St. Francis, Kansas
  • Luke 2:1-7 by Rev. Rodgers Chishiba from Osmond, Nebraska, and Rev. Alice Shomari, from Newman Grove, Nebraska
  • Luke 2:8-16 by Rev. Lacey Wheeler from Marquette, Kansas
  • Matthew 2:1-11 by Pastor Trever and Allison Rook from Lincoln
  • John 1:1-14 by Pastor Venedith Vargas from Elm Creek, Nebraska

These performances all are public domain and can be used by any church. If you use individual recordings, please credit the singer(s)/musician(s) and the church. Download the item by clicking on the link in red below (or the verse in the box at right). Once you arrive on that video's Vimeo page, click the <Download> button under the video itself.

 

Additional Elements

The following are additional elements you may use if you so desire.

 

Extra Features

Christmas Story video — This re-telling of the birth of Jesus is designed to be a fun activity for children and families. It will appear on the Great Plains Conference's Facebook page at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23.

 

Worldwide Christmas Virtual Choir Videos from Discipleship Ministries

  • Christmas medley
  • "Silent Night"