Advent & Christmas Worship Schedule

Christmas Season Worship

 

                                                          Fourth Sunday of Advent – Sunday, December 23

                                                                               Holy Eucharist – 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.

                                                                                     9:30 a.m – Christmas Pageant

 

Christmas Eve – Monday, 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. – Choir Anthems and Caroling in the Nave

11:00 p.m. – Festal Holy Eucharist

Christmas Day -Tuesday, December 25

10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

First Sunday after Christmas Day – Sunday, December 30

7:30 a.m. – Holy Eucharist

No Sunday School

10:30 a.m. – Lessons and Carols

 

The Epiphany – Sunday, January 6

Holy Eucharist – 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School for All Ages Resumes

Feast of Lights – 6:30 (Supper at 5:30)

 

 

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., our traditional time of choir anthems and carols sung by the congregation will be observed, followed by Festal 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.