Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve Services

Christmas before Christmas Service
Wednesday, December 19th, 7pm
For the first time we are offering an early Christmas service both for those who travel over the holidays and those who simply want to double down on Christmas celebrations.  Our children’s choir will be singing for this special service.

Christmas Eve

11:00am “Come as you are” Family Morning Service  
Well-known carols, informal pick-up pageant, children’s message and a petting zoo on the front lawn before and after the service
(30 min. service)

 4:30pm— “Come as you are” Family Service
Well-known carols, informal pick-up pageant, children’s message
and communion (60 min. service)

 6:30 pm—Formal Family Service
Well-known carols, Christmas pageant, homily, communion, and music from St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble.

10pm—Choral Prelude with St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble
This wonderful ensemble offers us the music of the vast Russian sacred tradition and choral settings of internationally beloved Nativity texts as a beautiful prelude to our service.

10:30pm—Festival Eucharist followed by a Festive Reception
Well-known carols, candlelit sanctuary, sermon, and communion.  After the service, we celebrate with food and drink in the Parish Hall.