Advent Lessons and Carols Dec. 16 at 7pm
Join us for lessons telling about the Israelites hope for a promised Messiah and music that allows us to enter into the time of Advent with some peace and joy. Our young people will read the lessons and the congregation and choir will sing beautiful music of the Advent season. The choir will have some special pieces for this service!
4:30pm Christmas Pageant and Holy Communion
Our children re-enact the story of the birth of Jesus for the Gospel and Sermon. We sing many Christmas carols and share Holy Communion as part of the service. Young people share Christmas music they have learned on instruments or singing about 20-30 minutes before the service begins. Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers.
7:00pm Christmas Eucharist with Choir
We come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus with music, Scripture, Sermon, and Holy Communion.This a a beautiful service honoring Christ in our midst. The St. Matthew's Choir sings anthems and leads us in Christmas Carols 20 minutes before the service begins.
10:30pm "Midnight Mass" with Choir and Incense
The traditional Midnight Mass of Christmas Eve, with incense for our prayers and music for our souls. The service is about the same as the 7:00pm service, but with incense. We begin singing Christmas Carols 20 minutes before the service begins.
10:00am Christmas morning
This service is particularly for those folks who don't want to be out at night, but want to celebrate Christmas. Some people have been to Christmas Eve services and some just come to this. We sing and share Holy Communion, celebrating the birth of Christ.