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Chistmas

We gather on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.  Throughout the year, during our regular worship time or at additional services, we come together to celebrate important parts of our Christian faith.  Some of our special services include:

Advent and Christmas

(Limited list, see Details link for all events and details)

Sunday Worship Service with Music from “Messiah”

Join us on 12/4 at 10 a.m. 

All music will be from Handel’s “Messiah” and performed by professional musicians. 

Advent Hours of Sanctuary

Mondays • 12/5, 12 & 19 • 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

A warm, peaceful, candlelit space for silent prayer and contemplation. It will be a time for us to be present to expectation, but not beholden to the expectations. All it takes is a few minutes in a quiet sacred place to change our perspective, to slow down our heart rates, and to remind us of God’s presence among us. Please come to these Hours of Sanctuary for as little or as long as you like. All are welcome!

Annual Christmas Pageant 

Sunday • 12/18 • 10 a.m. 

Join us for a creative and imaginative enactment of the Christmas story. 

 

Christmas Eve Outdoor Family Carol Sing

4 p.m. • In the front of the church 

Caroling around the Christmas Tree. We will end by singing “Silent Night” and distributing bells to children and youth. 

Christmas Eve Indoor Services of Lessons

and Carols

5 and 7 p.m.

A service of story and carols for the whole family. 

 

Christmas Day

Sunday • 12/25 • 10 a.m.

Join us for this shorter, simpler service with Christmas Carol sing, Holy Communion and a few surprises! Merry Christmas! 

 

Lent, Holy Week, and Easter 

 

Palm Sunday Service

10:00 a.m.

Entering into Jerusalem, Jesus was hailed as the Messiah, the savior, the king.  Palm branches were laid before him and crowds thronged the streets.  But Jesus alone knew what really lay before him.

 

Maundy Thursday

Footwashing Service

6:30 p.m.    

Foot washing service in the Vestry, commemorating Jesus love and care on his last night.

 

Tenebrae Service

7:00 p.m. 

"Tenebrae" means "shadows," so the service moves from light to darkness as candles are extinguished.  On his last night, Jesus gathered with his disciples  for a Passover meal.  We join together for a contemplative communion service in the vestry to place our hearts and minds upon Jesus’ last night with his disciples before his death.

 

19 Hour Vigil

Maundy Thursday 8:00 p.m. to Good Friday 3:00 p.m.

Members of the congregation are invited to sign up individually or in pairs to keep hour-long vigils throughout the day and night. For others it is an open sanctuary for prayer and meditation in recognition of Jesus’ death.

 

Stations of the Cross

3:30 p.m., Good Friday

We walk up the hill behind the church and walk the 14 stations where crosses have been placed.  (Wear mud boots)

 

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunrise Service

5:30 a.m.

We meet in the parking lot walk to the top of the hill (bring mud boots!) to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and a new day.

 

Early Easter Service

9 a.m. 

A joyous celebration of Jesus’ resurrection (no Sunday School today).

 

Late Easter Service

11 a.m. 

The same joyous celebration as the 9 a.m. service.

Other

Blessing of the Animals

Easter
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