Our Christmas Eve Service at 5:30pm
Christmas is upon us, and I am looking forward to sharing Christmas Eve services with you. Of course, this year (along with everything else) it will be a little different, but I continue to see the ways that this highlights the meaning of all that we do. As we’re reminded by the Christmas story, Jesus’ birth was difficult, improvised, and though the wise-ones were tipped off by a bright star, also unexpected in many ways.
Our Christmas is also going to be difficult in many ways this year, and it’s certainly not the way that we’d plan it, but I have faith that it’s also going to be memorable and beautiful. Perhaps we’ll get a new glimpse of what this difficult birth means to us.
We still have some slots left for our outdoor in-person Christmas Eve worship at 8:45 pm. Please use this link to sign up: https://signup.com/client/
If you have signed up and can no longer make it, please remove yourself from the sign up so that others can fill in. You may also decide that you’d rather be at the later service, and if you’d like to move to that, feel free to remove yourself from an earlier service and add yourself later.
Note that we’ll be keeping an eye on the weather and we’ll unfortunately need to cancel if it’s too rough (there’s a strong possibility of rain tomorrow). If you have any questions about signups for the in-person services you can reach out to myself or Melissa in the office.
You can join us for Sunday’s service via Zoom and Facebook Live. For Zoom login information please reach out to Pastor Christ at email@example.com.
Zoom Link: UPA Sunday Morning Worship
Facebook Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.com/
Please share this information with anyone who might be interested in tuning in. We cannot share the Zoom links publicly (to keep from being Zoom bombed), so please share it person to person rather than posting it on Facebook/Twitter, or other public social media. It’s fine to share the Facebook link broadly and publicly.
Grace and peace,
Christmas Eve Service Music:
Prelude: “Noël Provençale” Grandjany
“Away in A Manger” English carol, arr. Salzedo
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” English carol, arr. Salzedo
“The First Nowell” English carol, arr. Salzedo
Solo: “Carol of the Bells” Leontovych
“Deck the Halls” Welsh carol, arr. Pool
Meditation: “Gymnopedie” Erik Satie