Christmas Worship


Christmas Worship



Longest Night Worship
Friday, December 21, 7 p.m.

Scripture, prayer, meditation, and song, for people feeling weighed down by grief or loss, and for anyone seeking a quiet worship service with time for reflection. 


Christmas Eve, December 24 

Lessons and Carols, led by the children

4:15 and 6:00 p.m.

The traditional Children’s Christmas Eve services at Grace begin with a candlelight procession. As the children enter the darkened church singing carols, they form a cross in the chancel.  When the church lights come back on, we hear lessons and  carols that tell the story of Christ's birth.  The congregation joins the children in singing  Christmas hymns, ending with “Silent Night. The church opens at 3pm for seating for the 4:15 service. Seating for the 6pm service begins at approximately 5:30. 

Holy Communion at 8 p.m.

Candlelight Holy Communion at 10:45 p.m.

Music begins at 10:30. The service concludes with "Silent Night" sung by candlelight. 

Christmas Day, December 25

Festival service of Holy Communion,
10 a.m.

Sunday After Christmas, December 30

Morning worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m.

New Year's Eve, December 31

Holy Communion, 7 p.m.

New Year's Day, January 1

Holy Communion, 10 a.m.

Epiphany of Our Lord, Sunday, January 6

One service of Holy Communion at 10am
Includes Bach's Cantata, Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV 65

All are invited to brunch in Fellowship Hall following the Epiphany service. 

RSVP here for brunch on January 6


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