We will be holding services as follows this Christmas:
10 am : 4th Sunday of Advent (combined service)
4 pm : Christmas Eve Family service
8 pm : Christmas Eve Candlelight service
10 am: Christmas Day service (single service)
Our 10am service will be a combined service as the 4th Sunday of Advent and will follow the usual morning service pattern.
Our 4pm service will be a family celebration of the Nativity story. Stay tuned for more details.
Our 8pm service on Christmas Eve is characterized by solemn joy and peace. We begin in a darkened church lit by hand held beeswax candles and welcome the Christ Child with songs and carols, readings and Holy Communion. It is contemplative and joyful, expectant and peaceful. This is our most traditional service. Shelly Franklin, our Worship Music Leader, leads the congregational singing. Young and old and every age in between are all welcome.
Our Christmas Day service is at 10am Christmas morning. It is a quiet, casual, and peaceful way to begin Christmas Day. It started with one family who wanted to celebrate on Christmas day instead of Christmas Eve but has grown into a joyful alternative or addition to our Christmas eve services as it fits in just after stockings but before Christmas brunch or other Christmas Day plans. Like our other services, Eucharist is celebrated. All who have been baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are welcome to join in communion at the table, and anyone may come forward for a blessing.