Three Liaoning churches in Dalian City celebrated Christmas between December 24-26 in accordance with the COVID-19 prevention and control requirements.
Yuguang Street Church, built in 1928, launched a sacred music worship service on Christmas Eve. After a sermon from Rev. Huangguan, the Youth Choir and Holy Choir performed prepared programs. The celebration concluded with the chorus "Hallelujah" and a blessing from the pastor.
The next day, the church conducted Christmas worship services in the morning and evening.
Pulandian Church on Wenhua Road hosted eight gatherings in Bethel Church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Shuishiying Church held a Christmas Sunday service and praise meeting on December 26.
After receiving Christmas gifts and pre-printed bible verses at the entrance, churchgoers were seated according to the seat number assigned to them by the attendant and praised the Lord along with the choir.
After reading relevant verses of the Gospel of Luke, Rev. Liu Xueguang preached a sermon titled "Giving Glory to God", sharing two parts of "the virtues of a shepherd" and "the humble king-savior".
Then, fellowships, teams, groups, and activity sites presented more than 20 programs, including a solo, chorus, dance, hymn, instrument performance, Nativity play, and a program played in an allegro tempo. To close, performers and audience practiced yangge, a Chinese folk dance.
During the celebration, three female seekers made a prayer of confession.
(The articles are originally published by the Gospel Times.)
- Translated by Abigail Wu