Advent & Christmas
Christmas pageant | Sunday, Dec. 22, 10:15 a.m., Sanctuary
Live from St. Paul, it’s Bethlehem News. The pageant is a story that you might have heard before: the birth of a Savior. With costumes, singing, and storytelling, kids will share the tale of Jesus’
Blue Christmas Worship | Sunday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m.
This quiet service of longing and hope is designed for anyone who doesn’t feel like celebrating. During the holidays, grief, illness, depression, and loneliness can be magnified. The Blue Christmas service acknowledges pain and longing, while offering hope and comfort for the broken-hearted. In the darkness of December, anticipate Jesus, the light of the world.
Christmas Eve worship | Tuesday, Dec. 24
1 p.m. | Holy Communion & Carols
All the glory of Christmas Eve in an early-afternoon option. Scripture and hymns tell the story of this holy night. Pastor Katy Warren preaching.
3 p.m. | A Family Christmas Service
A service for all ages, with traditional carols and a lively children’s message. Children and youth choirs sing.
5 p.m. | Holy Communion with Open Spirit
The Open Spirit ensemble leads Christmas singing with a contemporary flair. Pastor Peter Marty preaching.
8 p.m. | A Service of Lessons & Carols
Music by the Chorale with candlelight. Pastor Peter Marty preaching.
10 p.m. | Candlelight Holy Communion
The evening concludes with Silent Night in a darkened Sanctuary lit with candles. Pastor Peter Marty preaching.
Childcare: During all services, the childcare room will be open for parents to use as needed. Childcare staff are given the day off. Children are always welcome in worship.
Christmas Eve parking: In addition to St. Paul parking lots & side streets, Madison School lots across Brady Street are available.
Would you be a greeter? Welcome people into the warmth of St. Paul on Christmas Eve. As people flow into church, a handshake, a smile, and a cheerful greeting mean so much. Could you spread some Christmas joy for about 30 to 45 minutes of your time before a particular worship service? Please contact Jennifer Garvey, 563-326-3547, firstname.lastname@example.org.