Christmas Season Worship
Fourth Sunday of Advent – Sunday, December 22
Holy Eucharist – 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m – Christmas Pageant
Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24
5:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist with Children’s Sermon
Bring an unwrapped gift for a child for the Salvation Army
Birthday Cake Celebration following
10:30 p.m. – The Music of Christmas
11:00 p.m. – Festival Holy Eucharist
Christmas Day -Wednesday, December 25
10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
First Sunday after Christmas Day – Sunday, December 29
7:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
No Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Lessons and Carols
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Eucharists
Our 5:00 Christmas Eve Eucharist is designed for families with young children, and those unable to attend the midnight service. It will be much less formal than the later Eucharist, with the sermon especially designed for the children. We will sing a number of carols within the service and during Communion. Children are encouraged to bring unwrapped gifts which will be taken to the Salvation Army. After the Eucharist, the children will gather for the Christmas Birthday Cake, sharing one cake and blessing another to be taken to the Salvation Army.
At 10:30 p.m., the Music of Christmas will be enjoyed, followed by Festival Holy Eucharist at 11:00 p.m., allowing us to receive the sacrament in the first minutes of Christmas Day. The Midnight Eucharist is a hallmark of worship at St. John’s.
On Christmas morning the Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 10:00, complete with organ and carols. Even for those attending on Christmas Eve, the Christmas Day Eucharist is a powerful, though quieter, experience of the Incarnation.
It is our hope that these offerings of Communion will allow each member of the congregation, along with our numerous guests, to enjoy a hallowed celebration of the birth of the Christ Child.