Lessons and Carols, December 23, 11:00 a.m.
Through a sequence of scripture readings, hymns, and anthems, the great story of God’s loving purposes unfolds.
The service is adapted for Advent from the annual service held Christmas Eve in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge University, England. Begun in 1918, the service has been enjoyed there every year to the present day and, has developed into a service repeated in cathedrals and churches throughout the world. It was devised by Eric Milner-White, who had just been appointed Dean of King’s after experience as an army chaplain during World War I, which convinced him of the need for more imaginative Christmas worship. The service traditionally begins with the carol Once in Royal David’s City, sung in procession.
Christmas Eve, 7:00 p.m.
A traditional candlelight service including carols, prayers, scripture, sermon, Holy Communion and music from the Chancel Choir, pipe organ, and brass instruments.
Christmas Day, 10:00 a.m.
A casual, come-as-you-are service with peaceful reflections and Holy Communion with Rev. Donald Wilson as the preacher and Rev. Richard Cassel as the celebrant.