December 24, Sunday
8am Advent IV & Holy Eucharist
11am Christmas Pageant (rehearsals December 10 & 17)
Our first service of Christmas is especially intended for families with children, though all ages are welcome. We tell the story of Jesus’ birth in an interactive way that invites children’s participation. Familiar Christmas hymns make it easy to sing along, and we share Holy Communion with everyone in the room. Come early to get a good seat, and to visit the créche beforehand.
8pm Christmas Eve Eucharist
A music celebration starts at 7:30pm. A traditional service with choir and organ, anthems, hymns, readings from scripture, and Holy Communion. The service includes singing by candlelight.
11pm Christmas Candlelight Eucharist (with incense)
A music celebration starts at 10:30pm. A traditional service with choir and organ, anthems, hymns, readings from scripture, and Holy Communion. The service includes singing by candlelight.
December 25, Monday
10am Christmas Day Eucharist
The hymns and readings are different than on Christmas Eve, so if you want to experience the complete liturgical complement of Christmas, add this to your plans.
December 31: Fruitcake Sunday
8am Holy Eucharist
10am The First Sunday after Christmas Day (The Feast of the Holy Name) “Fruitcake Sunday”, bring a leftover treat to share (coffee provided).
Eucharistic Visitors (EV)
Every week in church we celebrate the Eucharist and share with one another the bread and wine that are Christ’s body and blood, and which by sharing make us one body in Christ. But every week there are members of our community who are unable to be with us for that celebration and that sharing. Our team of Eucharistic Visitors takes the Sunday bulletin and reserve sacrament to visit those members who cannot be with us on Sunday morning, sharing with them the readings and prayers we heard together, as well as the bread and wine of the Eucharist. If you’re interested in finding out more about our Eucharistic Visitor ministry, please contact Rev. Jane Stratford.