Christmas Worship

The Christmas Season at St. Paul’s

Christmas is a time when we remember the great gift God gave the world in the birth of our Savior Jesus. His ministry would be one that invited everyone to experience God’s radical love and healing grace. These are gifts we cherish here at St. Paul’s because we have experienced them so often. We invite you to celebrate some, or all, of the Christmas Season with us at St. Paul’s. Whether you join us for Lessons & Carols, our glorious Christmas Eve services, or a quiet & rejuvenating Celtic Eucharist, we hope that you will mark the season with us.

 

 

 A Christmas Festival of Lessons & Carols – Date TBD 5:00pm

Featuring the music of John Rutter, Stephen Cleobury, David Willcocks, and Harold Darke

 

December 24th, Christmas Eve

3:00pm – Simple Eucharist with Carols

A very brief service designed for young children (and their families)

5:15pm – Prelude Music

5:30pm – Festival Eucharist

with Harp & St. Paul’s Choristers. Traditional carols as well as the works of David Willcocks and John Rutter

10:00pm – Prelude Music

10:30pm – Festival Eucharist with Choir

Traditional carols as well as the works of Healy Willan and Morton Lauridsen

December 25, Christmas Day

11:00am – Holy Eucharist with Carols

Celebrate Christ’s birth with Holy Eucharist, traditional carols & quartet

 

December 31, New Year’s Eve

6:00pm – Prayers and Bowl Burning Ceremony

Let go of the old – make room for the new:  20 minutes of prayer, reflection and quiet music including the Bowl Burning Ceremony

The Burning Bowl Ceremony provides an opportunity to symbolically let go of things from this year or an earlier past.  You may write down a list of the things you wish to leave behind and drop them into the fire as you leave and move on to the New Year.  All are welcome.