Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the First Sunday of Christmas

Despite the limitations necessitated by the pandemic, the Church of the Ascension clergy and musicians are planning a "merry little Christmas" online observance for the Ascension community to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Please join us!

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Despite the limitations necessitated by the pandemic, the Church of the Ascension clergy and musicians are planning a “merry little Christmas” online observance for the Ascension community to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Please join us!

Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24
Christmas Eve Prelude Music, 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Service, 7:00 p.m.
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Phone Only: 929-205-6099; Meeting ID: 931 9301 9979

Christmas Day
Friday, December 25
Christmas Day Service, 11:00 a.m.

First Sunday of Christmas
Sunday, December 27
Lessons and Carols, 11:00 a.m.

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