Saturday, December 13, 2014

St. John's Christmas Eve Worship Festivals

St. John's Christmas Eve Festival Worship services will be held at 5, 7, and 9 p.m. on December 24, with descriptions as follows:

The family-friendly Festival of Light will be held at 5 p.m. This service is created with family in mind. Candlelight, Communion, and Celebration of Lights, all in 55 minutes or less! Worship is geared to the young and young at heart, as well as appropriate for people aged one to a hundred and one! The sermon is prepared to engage with everyone. To enhance our worship, bring your flashlights, glow sticks, smartphones, spotlights, and more. If it lights up, we'd love to see it! A service filled with song, hope, and the message of the Light of the World: Jesus Christ.

St. John's Festival of the Nativity will be held at 7 p.m. This is a traditional candlelight and communion service as celebrated for many years at St John’s. The Christmas scriptures, hymns, and a setting both familiar and festive: this is a time we gather and give thanks for the birth of Immanuel, God with us!

The final Christmas eve celebration of the night will be A Festival of Lessons and Carols at 9 p.m. This service is both contemplative and celebratory. Seven readings of Christmas prophecy and scripture are interspersed with carols and special music. No sermon is preached. Candlelight and Communion are given with a sense of the wonder of the Word made flesh, as we celebrate the coming of the Christ child.

No Christmas Day services will be held at St. John's, but join us for the 3rd and 4th Days of Christmas on Saturday, December 27, or Sunday, December 28, during our regular worship services as the 12 Days of Christmas continue to reveal the Light of Christ.

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