Reedwood Friends (Quaker) Church

In Preparation for Meeting: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

“For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell…”

We are blessed to be meeting twice in less than 24 hours this coming weekend. Saturday evening, we will come together ay 6:30pm for our Candlelit Christmas Eve service. It will be a simple time of singing traditional Christmas hymns, beautiful music, reading of the Christmas story, and sharing a Christmas tale. The service will conclude with candlelit singing.

On Sunday morning, we will gather to celebrate Christmas Day. The start time of our meeting for worship will be delayed to 10:30am to accomodate family Christmas morning traditions.

Our scripture reading will be from Colossians, chapter one, verses 15-20:

He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

You may use the following queries to help prepare your heart and mind for worship:

How have you been setting aside time and space to contemplate and enter the Christmas story?

We often talk about what we “got for Christmas,” but how are we turning our attention to what we “get from Christmas?”

We look forward to worshipping with you this weekend.