Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Eve Worship Times & Themes

St. John's Lutheran Church, located at 1300 W Benjamin Avenue in Norfolk, Nebraska, invites you to attend one, two, or all three Christmas eve worship services on Thursday, December 24, 2015.

An Illustrated Christmas kicks off the night of worship at 5 PM. All in attendance will be asked to picture yourself in the Christmas story by doodling, sketching, and sharing these images with the whole congregation. Highly interactive, using smartphones, tablets, and good ol' fashioned paper, this Christmas eve service will certainly "draw" a crowd! Candlelight & Holy Communion are also highlights of this worship service.

Festival of the Nativity continues our worship at 7 PM. This is a traditional candlelight and communion worship service as celebrated for many years at St John’s. The Christmas scriptures, sermon, hymns, and setting are both familiar and festive, as we gather and give thanks for the birth of Immanuel, God with us!

A Festival of Lessons & Carols concludes the evening at 9 PM. This worship 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.

Everyone is invited and welcome to fully participate at St. John's this Christmas Eve. We look forward to having you join us!

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