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.
December 22 Sunday
8:00am Advent IV
The 8am spoken service will be held as usually, marking the final Sunday of Advent.
10:30am Blue(s) Christmas
Christmas is not a joy-filled season for everyone. For those who have experienced loss, particularly of a close family member, the holidays can be a difficult time. Two days before Christmas eve, Sunday December 22, the Gene Dobbs Bradford group is back to lead a different sort of service at 10:30am. We will bring some beautiful blues music alongside prayers for those who struggle with the holidays. The 8am service that day will be a traditional Advent 4 service. Read more about the Blue Christmas service.
December 24 Christmas Eve
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. Read more and sign up for the pageant here.
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. Our late service features Traditional Carols, and Selections from Chilcott’s “Little Jazz Mass.” We will sing Silent Night by candlelight in the darkened church to conclude the service. 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 spoken Eucharist.
December 29 First Sunday after Christmas
We will have our regular schedule of Sunday services at 8am and 10:30am. Adult Education and Sunday School will remain in recess.
January 5 Epiphany Sunday with Visitation of the Magi
9:15am Intergenerational Formation for Epiphany
10:30am Holy Eucharist with Procession of the Three Kings
On January 6 we resume our regular schedule of Sunday Services. Christian Education returns with an Intergenerational activity with crafts and breakfast 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).