Thursday, December 21st, Blue Christmas Service.
5:30 pm: A service for the sorrowful in a season of joy with prayers for healing and music provided by the Grace Note Singers, a women’s ensemble group dedicated to providing music to those at points of suffering and distress in life.
Sunday, December 24th, Advent IV
8 am: Holy Eucharist and Sermon. Music – none (note no 9:30 am Eucharist)
Sunday, December 24th, Christmas Eve
4:00 pm: Holy Eucharist and Christmas Pageant presented by the children recalling the story of the birth of the infant Jesus. Music will be provided by an ensemble of brass instrumentalists, injecting a note of vibrant liveliness into our first celebration of Christmas.
9 pm: Sung Eucharist with sermon and full choir. Each year the traditional midnight mass has crept to an earlier time as a reflection of changing patterns of church attendance on Christmas Eve. 9 pm seems to be the most successful time, allowing families to begin their Christmas celebration while not prolonging the waiting for the midnight style of solemn worship. Music will be provided by organ and choir and an ensemble of strings.
Christmas Day, December 25th
9:30 am: Holy Eucharist with sermon and hymns.
Sunday after Christmas, December 31st
9:30 am: Holy Eucharist with Lessons and Carols