Christmas at Holy Communion

Christmas is one of the Church’s great feasts. We celebrate God’s decision to dwell with us, to come among us in the person of Jesus. This year, we will mark the whole season of Christmas with special services. Join us as we celebrate.

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December 24    Christmas Eve: 

10:30am      Blue(s) Christmas

Because Christmas Eve this year is a Sunday morning, we have a morning service. We’re taking this chance to observe a Blue(s) Christmas. We’ll have a Blue Christmas service this morning as comfort for those away from family or those missing loved ones no longer with us.  Music will be provided by blues artist Gene Dobbs Bradford and friends. (read more about Blue Christmas)

5:00  pm      Carol Sing, Pageant, and Holy Eucharist

All children are invited to participate in our pageant. Children who want to participate are encouraged to come a little early (about 4:45p). The older children who are regulars at Holy Communion will lead the telling of the story, and any child that arrives (and who wants to participate) will be issued angel or shepherd costumes to join the holy band around the manger during the service.

10:00pm      Carol Sing and Festival Holy Eucharist 

On the Eve of the Nativity we gather in the dark night to hear the news that Christ has been born. The Choir and guest musicians will present Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D, K.19 and we will sing Silent Night by candlelight in the darkened church. Join us as we mark the coming of Emmanuel, God with us.

December 25    Christmas Day:

10:30am    Holy Eucharist with Carols

 Christmas day we have a single Christmas day service at 10:30am. There will be a simple Eucharist with Christmas Carols.

December 31   First Sunday after Christmas

On New Year’s Eve we will have our regular schedule of Sunday services at 8am and 10:30am. Adult Education and Sunday School will remain in recess.

January 7  Epiphany Sunday with Visitation of the Magi

10:30am    Holy Eucharist with Procession of the Three Kings

 On January 7 we resume our regular schedule of Sunday Services. Christian Education returns with an Intergenerational Sunday School focusing on the visitation of the Wise Men. The 10:30 service includes a procession of the Magi and their gifts, following  the star. After the 10:30a service, the children get to break open the star (piñata).