Christmas Eve Worship Services

A baby, a manger, a small town, a quiet night. These things seem ordinary and insignificant but they make up one of the greatest stories of all time. 

This Christmas, come hear this story and rediscover the child that changed everything.

Christmas Eve Worship Services on Tuesday, December 24
The nursery is available for little ones who might prefer to be there than in church this evening.

2:00 p.m.  Family–friendly Worship Service including Allegro Youth Choir
Allegro Youth Choir will sing a carol, and will lead a special musical retelling of the Christmas story which will involve all children present. The Allegro Choir will introduce the French carol Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella to lead us into Keith Chapman’s setting of the same carol for the postlude, including special participation from the children. 

4:00 p.m.  Bilingual, Family–friendly Worship Service with singers and instrumentalists 
This bilingual service will feature a vocal ensemble and instrumental music based on the Spanish carol En el Frio Invernal (Cold December flies away).

7:00 p.m.  Traditional Carols and Candlelight Service with the Chancel Choir and strings 
The Chancel Choir and the Preucil Family Musicians will lead our worship and Rosalyn Wesley will sing “O Holy Night,” accompanied by Denise Calderon, flute and Stephanie Preucil, violin. Garth Edmundson’s dazzling Toccata on Vom Himmel Hoch (based on “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come,” another Lutheran hymn) will send us out into the world reminding us of Christ’s birth.

11:00 p.m. Traditional Carols and Candlelight Service with a vocal ensemble and Communion 
Martin Luther’s chorale Vom Himmel Hoch (From Heaven Above to Earth I Come) will bookend the service. The prelude will be the titanic Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel Hoch by J.S. Bach (one of the very last pieces he ever wrote for the organ), and the postlude will be Garth Edmundson’s Toccata on Vom Himmel Hoch. A Vocal Ensemble will lead worship, Rosalyn Wesley will sing, and we will have communion.