Christmas Services and Church Activities
December 24, Christmas Eve
4:30 p.m. The Children’s Christmas Eve Liturgy
The Children’s Christmas Eve Liturgy reflects our children’s “religious potential” in that much of the liturgy is their own creation. Children from Levels 2 & 3 will choose the readings and read them to us. They will choose the carols and sing them with us. Children from all three levels will compose the Prayers of the People. A catechist will give the Nativity Presentation in the cross of the Church with the children sitting close and participating. Children from the Level 1 Atrium will assist me in the Preparation of the Gifts of the Altar, At the Offertory we will have a procession to present the gifts for the children of Hillsides Home. The presents should be brought to the Church unwrapped.
There will be nursery care at the 4:30 p.m. service.
10:00 p.m. Choral Holy Eucharist
Our Christmas Liturgy is truly nourishing Christ’s people from the riches of his grace. The Liturgy of the Word is composed of readings from a variety of Christian spiritual writers through the ages. Between the readings there will be Choir anthems and congregational singing of favorite Christmas carols. At the conclusion of the Eucharist we will give each person a candle and then process out of the Church and circle the Angel singing “Silent Night.” On the patio after the liturgy we will serve hot cider and we will have a fire going in a portable fire place. This is an incredibly beautiful liturgy and it really does touch people deeply. Please recommend it to people you know and invite friends.