Christmas Eve Service Schedule

...to help us plan for these services!

Sunday, December 24

  • One Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:00 AM
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Christmas Eve Services

  • Lessons & Carols Services
  • 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM
  • Childcare available for ages 3 and under

  • Christmas Eve Eucharist Service
  • 11:00 PM - 12:15 AM
  • No childcare

What is a Lessons & Carols Service?

King’s College, Cambridge, England began its annual Lessons & Carols service on Christmas Eve in 1918, the final year of the First World War. During a time of hopelessness and fatigue, the hope surrounding the message of Christ’s birth was eagerly received.

For decades this service has been a part of the season of Advent, a time when Christians prepare and equip themselves for the coming of the promised Lord and Savior. Scripture “lessons” are read from Genesis, Isaiah, and the Gospels following the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus in nine readings. The lessons are interspersed with choral and congregational singing of familiar Christmas carols and music.