Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day Services & Epiphany Festival of Light

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nativityThere are two services on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016. The family service is at 5 p.m. and children are invited to help arrange the nativity with the reading of the Christmas story. The music will include familiar hymns for all to sing and a solo by Bora Yoon, soprano. Festal Prelude Music is at 9:30 p.m. followed by Festal Eucharist with the full Ascension choir at 10:00 p.m. The music is listed on the right sidebar below. December 25th Christmas Day Holy Eucharist with Hymns at 11:00 a.m.

On New Year’s Day January 1, 2017 Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist at 11:00 a.m.

On January 6, 2017, Friday evening, everyone is invited to the Festival of Light celebration from 5:00 – 7:30 pm. There will be live circus acts, music on The Manton Memorial organ, refreshments and tours of our historic 175+ year old church. This is an open house reception and celebration of Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day. Here is a link to the parish Christmas & Epiphany Festival of Light Schedule.

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